1. Overview

You can apply for a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan to help with the costs of a course at a college or training provider if you’re 24 or older.

The course must be an eligible Level 3 or 4 course, eg A Levels.

You’ll have to pay your loan back when both the following apply:

  • you’ve finished your course
  • you earn more than £21,000 a year

Loan eligibility doesn’t depend on your income and there are no credit checks. You can get independent money advice from the Money Advice Service.

Bursary Fund

You may also be eligible for money from the 24+ Advanced Learning Loan Bursary Fund if you need help with some costs while studying, eg childcare, travel or trips related to your course.

You need to apply to your college or training provider directly for the Bursary Fund. You can apply as soon as you’ve received a letter confirming your 24+ Advanced Learning Loan.