Which courses can I get a loan for?
If you are aged 19+ at the beginning of your course, you will need to be studying for a Level 3, 4, 5 or 6 qualification which is approved for public funding. Level 3 and Level 4 qualifications including A- Levels, Access to HE Diplomas and other Diplomas and Certificates. These loans don’t cover Degrees or other forms of Higher Education where separate student support arrangements exist.
If you are aged 24+ at the beginning of your course, you will need to be studying for a Level 3 or 4 qualification, which is approved for public funding.
You can get further advice on which qualifications are eligible for loans by contacting our advice team.
For advice on your future skills, career, work and life choices you can contact the National Careers Service at www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk or call an advisor on 0800 100 900.
No. Only qualifications approved for public funding are eligible for loans.
If you want to undertake a qualification that’s not eligible for a loan then you’d need to agree another method of funding the course with our Advice team.
Source: Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, 2016