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Advanced Learner Loan

Aged 19+ and applying for a Level 3 or higher level course?

Please note this information is for courses starting before 31 July 2024. The criteria may change for courses starting after this date.

If you’re aged 19 or over and are thinking about studying a Level 3 or Level 4 course, you may not have to pay any tuition fees but if you do, the 19+ Advanced Learner Loan might be for you. The loan is there to help you with the cost of your course fees.

If you would like help applying for the Advanced Learner Loan, we are offering drop-in sessions at the Adams Building every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9.30am — 3.00pm.

See the table below to see how you could fund your Level 3 or above course.

Provision 19 – 23 year olds 24+
Provision:

Level 3 qualification if it is your first and full Level 3 qualification and if your chosen course qualifies for funding.

19 – 23 year olds:

Fully funded

24+:

Loan funded

Provision:

Level 3 qualification that is listed as part of the National Skills Fund if you are earning under the National Living Wage annually or unemployed.

19 – 23 year olds:

Any adult in England earning under the National Living Wage annually (£18,525) will also be able to access these qualifications for free, regardless of their prior qualification level.

24+:

Any adult in England earning under the National Living Wage annually (£18,525) will also be able to access these qualifications for free, regardless of their prior qualification level.

Provision:

Level 3 qualification if you have already achieved Level 3 or above and your chosen course isn’t part of the National Skills Fund.

19 – 23 year olds:

Loan funded

24+:

Loan funded

Provision:

Level 4 qualification

19 – 23 year olds:

Loan funded

24+:

Loan funded

It’s easy to apply — your household income isn’t taken into account and there’s no credit check.

For information on Advanced Learner Loans including how to apply, repayments and interest rates, please visit the https://​www​.gov​.uk/​a​d​v​a​n​c​e​d​— l​e​a​r​n​e​r​-loan website.

If you do need any help with your application, just contact our friendly enrolment team.

You can call them on 0115 9 100 100 or email enrolmentteam@​nottinghamcollege.​ac.​uk.