You can apply for a Advanced Learning Loan to help with the costs of a course at a college or training provider

  • if you’re 19 or older.
  • The course must be an eligible Level 3 or 4 course, eg A Levels.

You’ll have to pay your loan back when both the following apply:

  • you’ve finished your course
  • you earn more than £21,000 a year

Loan eligibility doesn’t depend on your income and there are no credit checks. You can get independent money advice from the Money Advice Service.

Bursary Fund
You may also be eligible for money from the Advanced Learning Loan Bursary Fund if you need help with some costs while studying, eg childcare, travel or trips related to your course. You need to apply to your college or training provider directly for the Bursary Fund. You can apply as soon as you’ve received a letter confirming your 24+ Advanced Learning Loan.

Whether you qualify for a 19 plus Advanced Learning Loan depends on your:

  • course
  • college or training provider age
  • nationality or residency status

What are Advanced Learning Loans?
They are an option for people aged 19 and over to fund their fees upfront for Level 3 and Level 4 courses in approved colleges and training providers in England.