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    I'm 17 and have left sixth form I was just wondering guys if I am supposed to pay because I have dropped only one btec course the price they want me to pay is £125 I don't know if this is right I wasn't aware I had to pay any sort of money all help is appreciated 😁
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    (Original post by oliver_887)
    I'm 17 and have left sixth form I was just wondering guys if I am supposed to pay because I have dropped only one btec course the price they want me to pay is £125 I don't know if this is right I wasn't aware I had to pay any sort of money all help is appreciated 😁
    Wait, 6th form wants you to pay for dropping out?
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    (Original post by ReeceM1)
    Wait, 6th form wants you to pay for dropping out?
    Yes it doesnt seem right they said its because ive left during a course but i wasnt enjoying it and found and apprenticeship they have asked me to pay £125 but i dont know if i should. Anyway i have to go to work i shall reply when im back.
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    I'd refuse to pay that.
    The government provides these schools with the money that they use on resources. The school haven't lost any money and therefore have no right to try and claim some off you. If you're going into an apprenticeship then good on you trying to find something that you'll enjoy and will give you the necessary skills to get a job in the future. Shame on them for trying to punish you for this.
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    Pretty sure they shouldn't charge you as you're in the right age for free education
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    (Original post by ReeceM1)
    I'd refuse to pay that.
    The government provides these schools with the money that they use on resources. The school haven't lost any money and therefore have no right to try and claim some off you. If you're going into an apprenticeship then good on you trying to find something that you'll enjoy and will give you the necessary skills to get a job in the future. Shame on them for trying to punish you for this.
    Thank you very much i knew something wasnt right.
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    (Original post by ReeceM1)
    I'd refuse to pay that.
    The government provides these schools with the money that they use on resources. The school haven't lost any money and therefore have no right to try and claim some off you. If you're going into an apprenticeship then good on you trying to find something that you'll enjoy and will give you the necessary skills to get a job in the future. Shame on them for trying to punish you for this.
    That isn't entirely true. The government pay schools for students who complete their course. If you don't complete your course the school gets less money.

    But OP still shouldn't have to pay anything. That would be stupid.

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    (Original post by ReeceM1)
    I'd refuse to pay that.
    The government provides these schools with the money that they use on resources. The school haven't lost any money and therefore have no right to try and claim some off you. If you're going into an apprenticeship then good on you trying to find something that you'll enjoy and will give you the necessary skills to get a job in the future. Shame on them for trying to punish you for this.
    The taxpayer provides the money.
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    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    That isn't entirely true. The government pay schools for students who complete their course. If you don't complete your course the school gets less money.

    But OP still shouldn't have to pay anything. That would be stupid.

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    Why would it be stupid?

    Somebody may have been turned away from that course because it was full.
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    (Original post by MatureStudent36)
    Why would it be stupid?

    Somebody may have been turned away from that course because it was full.
    They may have been turned away - but this still does not warrant a fine being imposed for someone wanting to leave a course.

    And as you said, a taxpayer provide the money... My bet is that members of his family are taxpayers..
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    (Original post by oliver_887)
    I'm 17 and have left sixth form I was just wondering guys if I am supposed to pay because I have dropped only one btec course the price they want me to pay is £125 I don't know if this is right I wasn't aware I had to pay any sort of money all help is appreciated 😁
    Did you sign a contract with the school on joining? If so, do you have a copy of the terms and conditions?

    By Googling, I came across this state funded sixth form college, which will charge for resits, unsatisfactory attendance or incomplete coursework:

    http://www.elliotthudsoncollege.ac.u...udent-finance/
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    (Original post by Holmstock)
    Did you sign a contract with the school on joining? If so, do you have a copy of the terms and conditions?

    By Googling, I came across this state funded sixth form college, which will charge for resits, unsatisfactory attendance or incomplete coursework:

    http://www.elliotthudsoncollege.ac.u...udent-finance/
    I signed a contact last year but that was for my engineering course because the people that also did it wasnt the best behaved and it did state on there if i sidnt turn up for that course i would have to pay which i signed but that was only for engineering and that contract only lasted until it was over which it now is because it was a year course, i have not signed anything else so i guess i could bring that up when they apparently send 'the bill' so they say
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    (Original post by oliver_887)
    I signed a contact last year but that was for my engineering course because the people that also did it wasnt the best behaved and it did state on there if i sidnt turn up for that course i would have to pay which i signed but that was only for engineering and that contract only lasted until it was over which it now is because it was a year course, i have not signed anything else so i guess i could bring that up when they apparently send 'the bill' so they say
    Ask what the fee is for and then say you cannot afford it.

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    (Original post by oliver_887)
    I'm 17 and have left sixth form I was just wondering guys if I am supposed to pay because I have dropped only one btec course the price they want me to pay is £125 I don't know if this is right I wasn't aware I had to pay any sort of money all help is appreciated 😁
    you should just ignore the messages they send. because they didn't tell you before you dropped out so its not your fault. they get a lot of for you doing the course greedy cows.
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    (Original post by ReeceM1)
    They may have been turned away - but this still does not warrant a fine being imposed for someone wanting to leave a course.

    And as you said, a taxpayer provide the money... My bet is that members of his family are taxpayers..
    I'm a taxpayer.

    And yes, it does warrant a fine. It's good practice for real life as that what happens.
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    (Original post by robinfr)
    you should just ignore the messages they send. because they didn't tell you before you dropped out so its not your fault. they get a lot of for you doing the course greedy cows.
    You'll probably find out that they did tell you and it's clearly mentioned in joining paperwork.

    Ignoring a debt has a habit of coming back to bite you in the arse. Try getting a bank loan, credit card, mortgage etc when you're identified as a credit risk.
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    (Original post by MatureStudent36)
    You'll probably find out that they did tell you and it's clearly mentioned in joining paperwork.

    Ignoring a debt has a habit of coming back to bite you in the arse. Try getting a bank loan, credit card, mortgage etc when you're identified as a credit risk.
    yeah probably. Isn't education free for 16-18 yr olds
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    (Original post by robinfr)
    yeah probably. Isn't education free for 16-18 yr olds
    Free education didn't cover cancellation costs. But hey, don't bother paying it. I'm sure a 17 year old will have great fun arguing their logic in the small claims court.
 
 
 
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