I think it's per year, but I'm not sure, nor do I care exactly how much it is. The thing I care about is the government going out of their way to make education more expensive, when Britain as a country is in desperate need of talented and well-educated people coming through.
same problem in Germany. The industry is lamenting a skills shortage for years now, and yet some years ago 14 of 16 regions in Germany had invented a semester fee of at least 250 Euro. In many regions the fee was 500 Euro per semester. Several international comparing studies of the OECD claim for years that Germany is one of the countries where the family background is the most decisive about the school success and that more underpriviledged people must get the possibility to study, and then the regions invent those fees.
On the other hand those fees are very much an ideological thing, the conservative parties invent it and often when the lefty parties then get on the government they dismiss it again. So currently there are only 2 regions that have those fees now, and in one of them it will be kicked out in the next months too.