Funding help and opportunities

Early Bird Offer

At Iron Mill College we're always striving to provide our students with every opportunity to fulfil their ambitions of training with us. 

Below you will find detailed information on Funding options, Bursaries and/or Scholarships for which you may be eligble to apply for. Please see the below tabs to view the funding opportunities. 

If you have any questions about the funding options that are available, please email or call 01392 219200. 

Early Bird Offer

Iron Mill College is delighted to make available 'Early Bird Offers' to all successful applicants of our Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling (accredited by BACP) course. 

This offer is subject to applicants being in possession of an Enrolment Offer from us and meeting the Early Bird deadlines.

Should you be in a position to take advantage of this offer, you could save up to £840.00 on our full course fee - paying £7,150.00 ('Early Bird Course Fee') instead of £7,990.00 (at our Option 3 payment level).

You will be able to inform us of your intention to secure an Early Bird Offer at the application stage, however, this does not confirm acceptance and the following terms and conditions apply, please see the tab below. If you have any questions about the Early Bird Offer then please do contact us

Terms and Conditions:

  • Applicants must be in possession of an Enrolment Offer (i.e. an offer of a place on the course) from us at the time of paying the Early Bird Course Fee. It is the responsibility of applicants to allow sufficient time to complete the course application and interview process in advance of the Early Bird deadlines (see below), if they wish to take advantage of this offer.
  • The Early Bird Course Fee must be paid in full, on or before the relevant deadline shown below.
  • The deadline for payment of the Early Bird Course Fee for all applicants of Autumn intakes of the Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling, is the 30th July each year (i.e. prior to the course's Year 1 start date).
  • The deadline for payment of the 'Early Bird Course Fee' for applicants of Spring intakes of the Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling, is 15th April each year (i.e. prior to the course's Year 1 start date).
  • Iron Mill College's Refund Policy for the Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling is still applicable.
  • Iron Mill College reserves the right to amend or withdraw this offer at any time and at its own discretion.

Opti Save

Iron Mill College offers a range of flexible payment methods, and this includes ‘Opti Save’. Opti Save gives the opportunity of discounted payment of total fees before the start date for all successful applicants of our Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling (accredited by BACP) course.  

For example, should you be in a position to take advantage of this offer, you could save up to £690.00 on our full course fee paying £7,300.00 instead of £7,990.00 (at our Option 2 payment level).  

For other payment methods, such as payment by instalments and tailored packages to suit your needs, please see the Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling website page or contact 

Margaret Turpin Trust

Margaret Turpin Training Trust (MTTT).

Margaret Turpin established this trust in 1999, originally to further the training and education of staff of the Connect Therapeutic Community. In 2004 the Trust documentation was changed and any grants made from the Trust are now for the training and education of students in contractual training who wish to continue their studies to CTA.

Applicants for a grant of up to £250 may be from any area of TA training only, but they must be contractual trainee members of UKATA intending to study to CTA level, and the grant cannot be made to pay for main training costs.

As funds are limited applications will be assessed by the trustees, Julia Molony and Carole Stilwell, and will be decided on merit.

For further details and application form, please click here

UKATA Bursary

Bursaries Available Through UKATA.

This bursary is for the Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy training only.

This is a grant of up to £500 that is available to all UKATA members (not subscribers) who are seeking qualifications in TA. It can go towards the cost of formal training, workshops, supervision, exam prep groups, etc.

For further details, please click here

Student Finance

Student Loans:

Applicants for our (undergraduate) university courses are able to apply for Student Finance from the Government, to help cover fees and living costs.

For further information and to apply, please click here to visit the Government's Student Finance Pages.

The following courses, currently offered by Iron Mill College, are eligible for Student Finance applications (please see individual course pages for the codes you'll need when applying for Student Finance):

Foundation Degree (FdA) in Integrative Counselling
BA (Hons) Degree in Integrative Counselling

Course Venues:   Exeter   |   Poole   

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