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Advanced Learner Loans

Aged 19 or over?

Thinking about studying at Bradford College on a Level 3 or 4 Further Education course?

And are you looking to start after 1st August 2016?Piggy bank

If so, you may qualify for a 19+ Advanced Learning Loan. These loans were introduced by the Government to help you pay for your college tuition.

Some students (19 - 23 years) studying for their first full level 3 qualification may not be charged for their coursse. These students should not apply for this loan.

It’s easy to apply

Your household income isn’t taken into account. There’s no credit check the loan goes straight to the college to pay for your fees. You will not have to pay anything back until your income is over £21,000 a year. More information is available from the FE Registry tel: 01274 433172 e-mail address is: [email protected]

Applications are made through Student Finance England.

How much will I be entitled to?

The minimum loan is £300. The amount of loan you get depends on the type of course you take and how much the fees are, you can take out a loan to pay all your course fees or just part – it’s your choice.

Who is eligible?

To qualify you must be:

  • 19 years of age and older on 1st August 2016.
  • Starting your course on or after 1st August 2016.
  • Studying a Level 3 course or above
  • a UK Resident

Which courses qualify for a loan?

The loans are for Full and Part-time Further Education students at Level 3 or above.
This could be:

  • A Levels (2 or more)
  • AS Levels (4 or more)
  • NVQ (3 or 4)
  • Advanced and Higher Apprenticeships
  • Access to HE Courses

How do I apply?

You’ll be able to apply online or by post to Student Finance England from May 2016 for courses starting from 1st August 2016. To complete the application, you will need a Course Offer Letter from the College.


Contact us on 01274 433172 for more information.

Bradford College
Great Horton Road
West Yorkshire

Find out more

To get the latest information go the 19+ Advanced Learning Loans Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
It’s important to get advice before you take out a loan. You can get independent financial advice from the Money Advice Service at

If you can’t get a loan or don’t want one for more information and help contact our FE Registry Department to discuss other alternatives. Helpline: 01274 433172 Email: [email protected].