Need some extra help?
Study now, pay later
If you’ve decided to study a qualification at The College, but you don’t have the funds to pay for it, the Advanced Learner Loan will help you to cover the costs.
You can apply if you’re aged 19 or over, have been living in the UK for three years before starting your course, and want to study an eligible Level 3, 4, 5 or 6 course. Have a look at our Guide to Qualifications and individual course details for more information.
You can get a loan to cover the cost of your course, which means you don’t pay anything up front for your course fees, and you don’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £25,725 a year.
Aged 19-23 and thinking about studying your first Level 3 qualification? You could be entitled to have your tuition fees paid for under the Level 3 Entitlement. That means FREE training. Find out more.
"If you're taking out the loan to cover an Access to HE course and go onto successfully complete your degree, the Government will write off the Advanced Learner Loan debt when you finish."
Hear from Naomi who took out an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the cost of her Access to Higher Education course. She says without it, she wouldn't be where she is today.
The process is simple, there is no credit rating check and once you’ve applied for the loan you don’t need to do anything to pay the course fee, or to organise repayments as it is all done for you.
You can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan through Student Finance England. If you've got a question, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us.
The amount you pay back each month depends on your income and not how much your course costs. Repayments are set at 9% of your income above the minimum of £25,725 a year, £2,143 a month or £494 a week.
If for any reason your income falls below £25,725 – perhaps due to a career break or unemployment – your repayments are automatically suspended. They will only start again when you earn over £25,725 a year.