Council Discount and Exemptions

Students and student nurses

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Council tax disregard form for students and nurses

What is classified as a Student?

  • A foreign language assistant registered with the Central Bureau for Educational Visits, Exchanges.
  • Undertaking a full time course of education and is enrolled at a prescribed educational establishment on a course of at least one year (normally for 24 weeks during the year where study, tuition or work experience is an average of 21 hours each week)
  • Undertaking a qualifying course of education and is aged under 20 years

What is not classified as a student? 

  • On a full time course of education
  • Undertaking the course as a result of employment
  • An apprentice or youth training trainee
  • Primarily taught through correspondence

The course must:

  • be more than 3 calendar months duration
  • average more than 12 hours per week
  • be carried out between the hours of 8am and 5.30pm

A Student Certificate (available from the place of study) will be required as proof.

A student nurse is a person who is:

Attending a college of nursing and midwifery, or a college of heath, and the course, if successfully completed, would lead to first registration on the Register maintained under section 10 of the Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors Act 1979.