Further Education

For learners aged 24 or over thinking about further education

These loans help learners aged 24 and over, studying at Level 3 and Level 4, to pay the fees charged by approved colleges and training organisations in England.

It's easy to apply, household income isn't taken into account and there's no credit check. Learners won't have to pay anything back until their income is over £21,000 a year.

Applications are now open for courses starting from August 2015. To apply a learner will need a Learning and Funding Information letter; this will be issued by their learning provider. Learners should apply as early as possible, and can change details of their application later if they need to.

24+ Advanced Learning Loan - the story so far

The Skills Funding Agency has produced a document reflecting on the first year of the 24+ Advanced Learning Loans programme. This publication provides colleges and training organisations with a range of factual information about the early delivery of loans, along with views from providers and stakeholders.