You are a part-time student if you are a student and you are not enrolled on a full-time course. This should be clear from your course material.
You may have chosen to spread your course over a longer period of time, or the course may have been set up as a part-time learning course.
What is important is that, as a part-time student, you will have more time to become involved in other things such as working or volunteering. You might also be taking part in employer-sponsored training, be an apprentice or a sandwich course student. Perhaps you have caring responsibilities that take up some of your time.
Any of these activities may cause you to interact with the taxation system.
In this section, we cover part-time students who are also carers.
In addition, elsewhere on this website you can find information on the following topics that may be of relevance to you as a part-time student:
- Checking you are paying the correct amount of tax if you are working
- Checking you are fulfilling your obligations if you are self-employed
- Checking your tax position if you have been made redundant
- How does volunteering affect my tax position?
- Apprenticeships and other employer-sponsored training
- Claiming social security benefits and tax credits
- Checking whether your household is paying the correct amount of council tax.