Applying for your Advanced Learner Loan

Before applying for your loan, you first need to find the right course for you. Our learndirect professional development website will not only help you find the right course, but also talk you through the process of enrolling on your course and then applying for a loan.

Do I have to apply for an Advanced Learner (19+) Loan?

No. If you want to, you can pay for your course in full with a debit or credit card. Again, once you’ve found the course you want to do, click on the ‘Enrol’ button and choose how you’d like to pay.

Still got questions about professional development courses and Advanced Learner Loans…

Don’t worry, we’ve got the answers to all your most commonly asked questions.

You can also talk to one of our advisers about the process for applying for an Advanced Learner Loan on 0116 366 7567. Our team are available to take your call Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm (a voice mail service is available outside of these hours and a member of the team will return your call).

Not sure if a loan is the right option for you? You can access free independent financial advice from The Money Advice Service at

For more details on repayment and interest, and to apply for your loan once you’ve enrolled on an eligible course, go to