Advanced Learner Loans

Paying for your Level 3 course with an Advanced Learner Loan

The government no longer subsidises Level 3 courses with funding. This means that fees will be more expensive than in previous years for most students who are 19 and over. 

If you are unable to pay the new fees, then the government has created an Advanced Learner Loan which can help you to pay your tuition fees. It’s easy to apply, your household income is not taken into account and there is no credit check. You start repaying where your income is over £21,000 per year. 

Please read our factsheet, which gives more information on paying for your course, taking out an Advanced Learner Loan, repayments and interest. 

If you need any further help, then contact our Information, Advice and Guidance Team:

Email us: [email protected] 

Telephone us: 020 7492 2500 between 12-7pm

Visit us: Student Centre and Library, Build, Monday to Friday between 12-7pm (12-5pm outside term times).

Further information and advice

There is also further information and help on the Government’s website:

Or free and independent financial advice can be found at