Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. These loans help you to pay the course fee. Most learners aged 19 and over, studying at Level 3 to 6, will qualify for these loans from the UK government. It’s easy to apply, your household income isn’t taken into account and there’s no credit check. You won’t have to pay anything back until your income is over £21,000 a year.


Do I qualify?

To qualify you must be:

  • aged 19 or over on the first day of your course (there’s no upper age limit)
  • living in the UK on the first day of your course and have lived in the UK, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man for three years immediately before this unless you meet one of the exceptions detailed in the ‘Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) – Learners’
  • enrolling on an eligible course at Level 3 to 6

Click here to use the eligibility tool to find out if you qualify to apply for a loan.


Applying is easy

Apply online or download an application form at

Before you apply for a loan, check with us and make sure you are accepted on the course.


Making the right choice

Click here to read key information about the 19+ Loan, particularly about financial aspects of the loan.