Those people classed as students are not counted, provided:
- he/she is under 20-years-old, studying for more than three months and for at least 12 hours a week for any qualification up to A-Level or equivalent
- they are undertaking a college, polytechnic or university course lasting at least one academic or calendar year and which requires at least 21 hours per week of study, tuition or work experience
- they are a foreign language assistant registered with the British Council
Note about school or college leavers under 20-years-old
A person under the age of 20 who has left school, college or full time education on or after the 1 May in any year after undertaking a qualifying course of education (for example, one no higher than A-level or equivalent) is disregarded for the purpose of working out a discount during the period 1 May to 31 October in the same year. School and college leavers continue not to be counted if they go on to some other form of higher education.