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Advanced Learner Loan

Advanced Learner Loans


What are they?

Advanced Learner Loans are similar to Higher Education loans. These loans are available to students aged 19 and over, studying at Level 3 or Level 4, including QCF Certificates and Diplomas and Access to HE Courses. Any courses applicable to these loans are marked.

You can apply for a loan to meet the upfront costs of your qualification and any essential items of kit and equipment, which will be paid directly to the College on your behalf. For more information speak to our Course Advice Team on 01273 667759 or visit the following website:

Do I qualify?

To qualify you must be:

How to Apply?

If you make the decision to take an Advanced Learner Loan, then you can apply either online here or via a paper-based application. You can print this paper application off from the website or obtain it from either of the Student Centres at Pelham or CCE.

Making the right choice

It’s important you consider your own circumstances and look into all options for paying for your course before choosing to take out a loan.
You can get independent financial advice from the Money Advice Service at

For more information click here.

If you take out an advanced Learner loan to study an Access to Higher Education course and go on to complete a Higher Education qualification, your loan will be 'written off', making your Access course FREE!*

*Terms and conditions apply, for more information on this policy, please contact or see our financial assistance page.