Further Education loans up to level 6

Did you know you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the costs of a course at a college or training provider in England?

PLEASE NOTE – these loans are NOT administered via SWAST – this is a signpost to central Goverment funding that is available. Please follow the links to find out more.

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. Advanced learner loans give individuals access to financial support for tuition costs similar to that available in higher education and are administered by Student Finance England.

                          How much you get depends on:

  • the type of course
  • your course fees
  • the maximum loan available for your course

The minimum loan you can get is £300 and is paid directly to your college or training provider.

You do not have to borrow the full cost of your course – you can pay for some of it yourself.

They are not means tested or subject to credit checks and any individual who meets the criteria will be able to apply for a loan regardless of their current employment status.

Masters Loan

You can also apply for a loan to study an MSc . This type of loan can be used to complete a Masters program in most areas. You will need to check your eligibility , and it will need to be a full Masters course. (it can be part time).