If you’re aged 19 or over and want to study a Level 3 to 6 Vocational Qualification, you’ll need to pay your training organisation for the cost of the course. The Advanced Learner Loan is a government-funded loan to help learners cover the cost of their training course.
It’s easy to apply for.
If you want to take on training to further your career but paying up front isn’t possible, then an Advanced Leaner Loan offers the opportunity to start your studies and not be held back by the costs.
|wdt_ID||Vocational area||Course/Job area||Level||Advanced Learner Loan Price||Independent Price|
|1||Customer Service||Customer Service Practitioner (Standard)||2||-||£4,000|
|2||Customer Service||Customer Service||3||£1,987|
|3||Childcare||Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce||2||-||£2,000|
|5||Childcare||Diploma in Leadership for the Children and Young People's Workforce||5||£2,500|
|6||Education||Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 2||2||-||£2,000|
|7||Education||Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 3||3||£2,225|
|8||Education||Youth Work Level 2||2||-||£1,500|
|9||Education||Youth Work Level 3||3||£2,500|
|10||Education||Health and Social Care Level 2||2||-||£1,500|
“I applied for an Advanced learner Loan when I undertook my Level 4 Early Years qualification, in my role as manager for Brambles Playsafe Club. I would recommend applying for the Advanced Learner Loan. I believe it helped me to be able to complete my course and to qualify at Level 4 The benefits for an employer who may be able to assist their employee with the loan and invest in their training, include developing qualified and loyal staff.
In my job role, all Playwork managers are required to be qualified to a Level 4 and in my case, I was able to pay the loan back in instalments rather than upfront which meant I had paid off the loan by the time I was qualified. No student debt!”