You may be able to apply for an advanced learning loan to help you with your fees.

To qualify you must be:

  • Aged 19 or over on the first day of your course (there's no upper age-limit) and starting your course.
  • Enrolling on an eligible course at level 3 or above, such as A levels, Access to Higher Education courses, Diplomas, Certificates or Advanced/Higher Apprenticeships (Subject to funding availability from the Student Loan Company).
  • Resident in the UK 3 years prior to the start of the course.

For more information, you can download our Advanced Learning Loans Information

The loan doesn't depend on your income and there are no credit checks. Any individual who meets the criteria will be able to apply for a loan whether they're employed or unemployed – the loan will then be paid directly to the college on your behalf.

You won't need to pay anything up front for your course fees and you won't have to pay anything back until you earn more than £25,725 a year.

How to apply

You will need a 'Learning and funding information' letter from us before starting your application online at: gov.uk/advanced-learning-loans

If you decide to apply for the loan, please complete your application form as soon as possible after enrolment.

If your loan is for an Access to Higher Education programme and you progress to complete a Higher Education programme, you will not have to pay anything back.

For any additional information about Advanced Learning Loans please visit gov.uk/advanced-learning-loans

Advanced Learning Loan

All students aged 19 at the start of thier programme who wish to study level 3/4 need to either pay their course fees or take out an Advanced Learning Loan. There maybe an exception for students aged 19-23 that are taking their first full level 3 qualifications who could be supported by LSF.

LSF portal: https://sccb.paymystudent.com/portal/

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