What is an Advanced Learner Loan?
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.
Who is eligible?
To be eligible to undertake an advanced learner loan, applicants must:
Be aged 19 or over on the first day of your course
Currently living in the UK
Have lived in the UK, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man for 3 years immediately before this course
Want to undertake a Level 3, 4 or 5 course
Have a placement or employer in the sector
How do the loans work?
It is simple to apply, our Business Development team will guide you through your options.
Your household income isn’t taken into account and there are no credit checks.
You do not pay anything back until your income is over the repayment threshold of £27,295 a year. For more details on repaying your student loan please see the gov.uk website.
You can also apply for an Advanced Learner Loan Bursary to help with costs such as childcare and course materials. You can see more details about the bursary on the gov.uk website.
The qualifications that are currently fundable with Quest under the Advanced Learner Loan are:
Early Years Qualifications
Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Educator
Level 4 Certificate for the Early Years Advanced Practitioner
Level 5 Diploma for the Early Years Senior Practitioner
Level 3 Diploma in Playwork
Level 5 Diploma in Playwork
Residential Childcare Qualifications
Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare
Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare
Adult Care Qualifications
Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care
Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care
Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care
Teaching Assistant Qualifications
Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools
What to do next?
Contact the Quest Business Development team, they will be happy to give you information, advice and guidance on funding available and courses running.
Telephone: 01474 704441