Advanced Learner Loan


Applications for Advanced Learner Loans are now open. 

Learners need to follow these steps:

Step 1

They check with their learning provider that the course qualifies for ALL.

The learning provider should then give them a ‘Learning and Funding Information’ letter. They need this to complete the application.

Step 2

The learner applies online.

If they’ve applied for student finance from us before they should use the same details.

If they can't apply online, they can download an application form at

We'll ask for information about:

  • their personal details, National Insurance number and contact information
  • their nationality and residency
  • their course
  • how much they’d like to borrow

Step 3

We'll write to the learner to confirm their loan, usually within 2 weeks if they applied online. Paper applications can take longer.

They should check the information on the letter to confirm the amounts and course details are correct. They must let us know immediately if anything is wrong or has changed since their application.

If we need more information or evidence, they should send this as soon as possible to avoid any delays with their money.

Any other forms we may ask for can be found at

More information

We’ve created a downloadable template for the ‘Learning and Funding Information’ letter and a downloadable guide to help write this.


Download the ‘Learning and Funding Information letter’ template and writing guide