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Methods Of Payment | Vocational qualifications

We do not currently receive any funding towards vocational qualifications. We are also not eligible to accept Advanced Learner Loans, Student Loans or the apprenticeship levy to pay for vocational qualifications at present.

Prices for our qualifications are detailed on the individual qualification information.

Payments can be made by:

  • Personal cheque: made payable to The Open University VQ Assessment Centre sent with your completed registration agreement.
  • Credit/debit card: we are only able to take card details over the phone for security reasons, so you will need to make arrangements to contact VQAC by telephone once you have sent your completed registration agreement.
  • Paying by instalments: you can apply for an Open University Student Budget Account (OUSBA).  Once you have indicated this as your preferred method of payment on your registration agreement we will contact you separately to complete the application process.
  • Sponsorship: if your employer is funding your qualification they can pay by cheque or card at the time of registration. Alternatively we can invoice them as per the details supplied on your registration agreement (please note that invoices will not be sent until after the start date of your qualification).