Professional and Career Development Loans


Who can apply

To apply you must:

  • be 18 or over
  • be a British citizen
  • have been living in the UK for at least 3 years before your course starts
  • plan to work in the UK, European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) after the course

Which courses qualify?

Courses must:

  • only last up to 2 years, or 3 years if they include 1 year of work experience
  • be provided by an organisation on the Professional Career and Development Loan Register - check with your course provider
  • help with your career - they do not have to lead to a qualification

You cannot get Professional and Career Development Loans for first full-time degrees but you can apply for student finance.