Advanced Learning Loan

Advanced Learner Loan is a provision managed by Skills Funding Agency which allows Learners to take up learning loans to pay for learning at Level 3 or above. Advance Learner Loans are a great way of financing learning and the loan eligibility doesnít depend on income and there are no credit checks.

For courses starting before 1st August 2016

You must be aged 24 years or over at the start of the course and

  • Your course must be at Level 3 or Level 4
  • At an approved Training Provider or College in England

For courses starting after 1st August

You must be aged 19 years or over at the start of the course and

  • Your course must be at Level 3, 4, 5 or 6
  • At an approved Training Provider or College in England

Your residency status will also determine whether you are eligible for the loans or not.

Advance Learner Loan Repayment

You only start the repayment if all of the following conditions are met:

  • The course has finished
  • You are earning more than £21,000 a year

If you are working with earnings more than £21,000 a year, your employer will calculate your repayment amount and will take it out of your salary with tax.

If you have taken the Advanced Learner Loan for an Access to Higher Education course, Student Finance England will ëwrite-offí any outstanding balance for the Access to Higher Education once you complete a Higher Education Course.

For more information

Please call 0208 472 6060 or visit
Advanced Learner Loan
Advanced Learner Loan repayments

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