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Advanced Learner Loan

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

If you are starting a Level 3 course you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. These loans help you to pay the fees charged by approved colleges and training organisations in England.

Most learners aged 19 and over will qualify for these loans from the UK government. It's easy to apply, your household income isn't taken in to account and there's no credit check. You won't have to pay anything back until your income is over £25,000 a year.

Learners will be able to apply for a loan to meet the upfront costs of their qualifications, which will be paid directly to the college/organisation. This is a great way to get on to courses that might have been too expensive. The fee for your course will be set by your college or training organisation. They will confirm the cost and the amount that can be covered by a loan before you enrol.

Who is eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan?

People who are:

  • Aged 19 or over at the start of their course
  • Resident in the UK for three years before the start of the course
  • Studying at a Skills Funding Agency approved provider

You will be able to apply for a learner loan using an online application form available from the Student Loans Company website. Loans can vary from a minimum of £300 to the maximum linked to the funding rate.

Coventry Adult Education Service is offering the following courses as of September 2017:

Further information on the loan system.

Independent financial advice can be found by visiting Money Advice Services.

Advanced Learner Loan


Tel: 024 7678 6806

Willenhall Education Employment and Training Centre (WEETC)
Robin Hood Road

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