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Advanced Learner Loan

Level 3 or 4 (none HE) Courses

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You caapply for an Advanced Learning Loan to help with the costs of a college or training course if you’re 19 or older.

The course must have started on or after 1 August 2013 and be eligible - ie a Level 3 or 4 (none HE) course. Loans have to be paid backRepayments don’t start until April 2016 and you won’t have to pay anything back until you earn more than £21,000 a year. The loan doesn’t depend on your income and there are no credit checks. You can get independent money advice from the Money Advice Service.

Bursary Fund

You may also be eligible for money from the Advanced Learning Loan Bursary Fund if you need help with your learning or living costs - eg childcare or accommodation expenses. You need to apply to your college or training provider directly for the Bursary Fund. You can apply as soon as you’ve received a letter confirming your  Advanced Learning Loan. In most cases you don’t have to pay back money from the Bursary Fund.


Access to Higher Education (HE)

Advanced Learning Loans are applicable to most Level 3 or Level 4 (none HE) courses, many students use them for Access to Higher Education courses.

Student Finance England will ‘write off’ any outstanding Advanced Learning Loans you owe for an Access to HE course once you complete a higher education course. This means you don’t have to repay it. The higher education course must be eligible for student finance.



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What's on offer at The City of Liverpool College

What's on offer at The City of Liverpool College

Robyn Comerford, 25, is studying an access to allied health professions level 3 diploma at the City of Liverpool College. She took out a 24+Advance Learning Loan from the government to pay for the £3,500 course, which will enable her to study for a degree in midwifery at university.

Robyn Comerford (The Guardian online)

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