If you’re thinking of starting a course you will qualify for an Advanced Learning Loan to help pay the tuition fees. Learners aged 19 and over, studying at Level 3 and above, will qualify for these new loans from the UK government. Your household income isn’t taken into account, there’s no credit check and you won’t have to pay anything back until your income is over £21,000 a year.

www.gov.uk have published a range of videos featuring the case studies of learners who have benefited from taking out an Advanced Learner Loan. The case studies show you how Advanced Learner Loans can improve your skills and career opportunities.

To qualify you must be:

  • Aged 19 or over on the first day of your course (there’s no upper age-limit)
  • Living in the UK on the first day of your course and have lived in the UK, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man for three years immediately before this
  • Studying with a college or training organisation in England approved for public funding
  • Enrolling on an eligible Level 3 course and above, such as: A levels, Diplomas and Certificates.

For more information about Advanced Learning Loans contact our Learner Services Team on 01702 445 700 or email sacc@southend-adult.ac.uk