19+ Advanced Learner loan

Aged 19 or over and want to learn more? Don’t let money get in the way of your dreams. The Advanced Learner Loan could fund your course at Level 3 and above to help you achieve your ambition. You don’t have to repay the loan until you earn over £26,575.

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Do I qualify for a 19+ Advanced Learner loan?

  • You must be aged 19 and over at the start of your course
  • You must be studying for an approved level 3 – 6 course
  • You must be a UK resident and have been for at least three years
  • You must not have previously had a loan to do the same type and level of qualification

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Qualifying courses

You are able to apply for The Advanced Learner Loan to help with the fees for these courses:

  • AAT Advanced Diploma In Accounting Level 3
  • AAT Professional Diploma In Accounting Level 4
  • Access to High Education Science
  • Access to High Education Social Science
  • Advanced Practice in Schools and Colleges Level 4
  • Barbering Certificate Level 3
  • Barbering Level 3 VTCT NVQ
  • Beauty Therapy NVQ Level 3
  • Business Administration Diploma NVQ Level 3
  • Business Administration Diploma NVQ Level 4
  • Children & Young Peoples Workforce Level 3
  • Children & Young Peoples Workforce Level 4
  • Counselling Studies Level 3
  • Customer Service Level 3
  • Early Years Practitioner (Early Years Educator) Diploma Level 3
  • Hairdressing VTCT NVQ Level 3
  • Health & Social Care Level 3
  • Health & Social Care Level 4
  • Health & Social Care Level 5
  • Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare Diploma Level 5
  • Leadership for the Children and Young People’s Workforce – Early Years (Advanced Practice) Diploma Level 5
  • Leadership for the Children and Young People’s Workforce – Early Years (Management) Diploma Level 5
  • Leadership Management Diploma Level 3
  • Leadership Management Diploma Level 5
  • Massage NVQ VTCT Level 3
  • Reflexology Diploma Level 3
  • Residential Childcare Diploma Level 3
  • Sports Massage NVQ VTCT Level 3
  • Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools Level 3

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How to apply

You will be able to apply to Student Finance England online at GOV.UK.

You will also need a Learning and Funding Information Letter (LAFIL) to make an application which will be provided at your chosen course assessment/interview.