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Progress to Excellence are Offering Advanced Learner Loans

Are you aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

If so, you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. These loans help you to pay the fees charged by colleges and training organisations. 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.

To qualify you must be:

•    aged 19 or over (24 or over if your course begins before 1 August 2016) 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’
•    studying with a college or training organisation in England approved for public funding
•    enrolling on an eligible course at Level 3 to 6 (Level 3 or 4 only if your course begins before 1 August 2016) which includes A levels, Access to HE Diplomas and other Vocational Qualifications.

These loans do not cover Degrees or other forms of Higher Education (HE

The amount you can get depends on your course, the fees charged by your college or training organisation and maximum amounts set by the government. The minimum loan amount is £300.

You can take out a loan for the maximum amount to cover your fee or you can pay all or part of the fee yourself.

For more information on how to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan, visit the Progress to Excellence website here
 

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