Advanced Learner Loans

The way some courses are funded and paid has changed.

Advanced Learner Loans were introduced by the Government to give people financial support for tuition costs and mean that if someone takes out a loan they will not have to pay for their course or qualification in advance. The loan is only repaid once they have completed the course and are earning more than £21,000 a year.

Who can get an Advanced Learner Loan?

Individuals are eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan if they:

  • Are over 19 at the start of their course (there is no upper age limit)
  • Area UK resident
  • Have not previously had a loan to do the same qualification type and level of qualification

Loans are not means-tested or subject to credit checks and anyone who meets the criteria can apply for a loan irrespective of their employment status.

What courses can be paid for by an Advanced Learner Loan?

At learndirect, we offer a range of courses that can be funded by Advanced Learner Loans and can be studied online, from your own home or workplace.  To find out more and see a full list of courses, visit our online learning platform