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19+ Advanced Learner Loans

Advanced learner loans are available for individuals aged 19 or above to undertake approved qualifications at levels 3 to level 6, at an approved provider in England.

Last updated: May 2024 

What is an Advanced Learner Loan?

Advanced learner loans give individuals access to financial support for tuition costs similar to that available for Higher Education. They are administered by Student Finance England.

How can it be used?

An Advanced Learner Loan helps with the costs of further education courses. Learners aged 19 and over and studying an approved learning aim at Levels 3, 4, 5 or 6 at an approved provider in England can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan.

Who is eligible?

  • Aged 19 and over.
  • Studying an approved course at Level 3, 4, 5, or 6.
  • At an approved college or training provider in England.

The guidance on Advanced learner loans.

There is more information for colleges, training organisations and employers about advanced learning loans on the ESFAs Advanced Learning Loans webpages.

More Information

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