Who can get an Advanced Learner Loan?

To be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan, you’ll have to be:

  • You need to be a UK resident
  • You need to be funding an approved course that is Level 3, 4, 5 and 6
  • You need to be aged 19 or above.

You only pay your loan back if you’re earning more than £21k a year. Learn more about Advanced Learner Loans on our professional development website.

You won’t need a loan if:

  • You’re starting a Level 2 qualification, as these are still government-funded even if you’re over 19.

Extra support

Are you struggling to continue learning because of money problems? As well as your Advanced Learner Loan, you may be able to get more financial help. Ask staff at your centre about out Additional Learning Support and Discretionary Learner Support.