We think it is extremely important that all students can have access to our services, regardless of background. Please see below for further details on how our discounts work, or sign up here if you know you qualify.

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At Kaizen it is important to us that our courses are accessible to everyone regardless of their socio-economic background. We offer a 75% discount to those students who come from disadvantaged backgrounds. We use the IMD (Index of Multiple Deprivation), ACORN and POLAR4 postcode classifications to determine if students qualify. If your postcode meets any of the three requirements below, then you are eligible for the discount:

- ACORN Category 4 or 5
- POLAR4 Category 1 or 2
- IMD Decile 1 or 2

ACORN categorises postcodes by socio-economic disadvantage. It is free to register with ACORN and to check what category your postcode falls into. You can find more about ACORN’s methodology here.

POLAR4 categorises postcodes based on how likely students living in those postcodes are to participate in higher education. It is free to check on the POLAR4 website which category your postcode falls into. You can find more about POLAR4’s methodology here.

The IMD (Index of Multiple Deprivation) uses seven different measures of deprivation, including income and education, to compare the relative total level of deprivation between different areas of the country. It is free to look up your area's ranking here.

We ask for proof of address for those who apply for discounts, to be given to us within 3 days of signing-up to a session, in order to confirm your place. If you do not fall in to either of the above categories, but still feel you should be eligible for a discount please email us at and we will deal with your case on an individual basis.

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