Advanced Learner Loans

Low-interest tuition fee loans are available to help adults pay for full and part-time further education qualifications.
These Advanced Learner Loans are available to people aged 19 and over who are studying for qualifications at level three and four, including advanced and higher apprenticeships.
They work in the same way as higher education student loans, with low interest and reasonable repayment terms, and they are administered by the same organisation, Student Finance England.

Some key points:

  • Repayments will only start once you have finished the qualification and are earning more than £25,725
  • Repayments are at 9 per cent of income above £25,725 – irrespective of the amount of loan taken out
  • Outstanding loan balances are written off after 30 years
  • People who progress from an Access to Higher Education Diploma course to complete a higher education programme can have their outstanding Advanced Learning Loan for the Access course written off

HE Loans repayment table

For more information, including terms and conditions, and to make an application, go to

Alternatively, contact us to request a chat with a guidance officer.

Please note: Learners are responsible for paying fees if a loan application is not approved.

The college also has a limited bursary fund to support learners who are in receipt of a Advanced Learning Loan.