Advanced Learner Loan

Thinking about further education?

If you’re starting a course this year you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. These loans help you to pay the fees charged by colleges and training organisations. If you are aged 19 or over and studying at Level 3 to 6, you may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan. It’s easy to apply, your household income isn’t taken into account and there’s no credit check. You won’t have to pay anything back until your income is over £21,000 a year.

Do I qualify?

You can quickly check if you are eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan by answering a few questions.

Click here to open the Advanced Learner Loan Eligibility Checker

These loans do not cover Degrees or other forms of Higher Education (HE). For information on funding for HE go to www.gov.uk/student-finance

How much can I get?

The amount you can get depends on your course, the fees charged and maximum amounts set by the government. The minimum loan amount is £300. You can take out a loan for the maximum amount to cover your fee or you can pay all or part of the fee yourself.

Find out more

For information and advice on learning, career and funding options, visit the Advanced Learner Loan information page on the National Careers Service website.

Independent advice and information is also available from the Advanced Learner Loan information page on the Money Advice Service website.

For more information and to apply, visit www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan