5E LtdCreating a brighter future through training and learning A not for profit organisation addressing
poverty and disadvantage

19+ Advanced Learning Loans

What are Advanced Learner Loans?

Advanced Learner Loans are designed to support individuals aged 19+ to study and gain Level 3 qualifications and above. Whether you need to gain new skills, further your employment or progress/change role in your current position, an Advanced Learner Loan can help cover either the full costs or part of the costs of a training course. Advanced Learner Loans are monitored by the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) and administered by the Student Loans Company (SLC).
Key Benefits for You:
  • NO repayments until you earn the equivalent of £25,000 per year
  • NOT dependent on your income
  • NOT credit checks
  • For BOTH employed and unemployed individuals
  • ONLY 9% loan repayment from your salary
  • NO prior qualification restriction (but cannot repeat same subject area/level)
  • If you start a HE course eligible for student finance, previous “Access to HE” loans are WRITTEN OFF
  • Click here to see official Advanced Learner Loan Eligibility
  • Course must be at Level 3 or above
  • You must be aged 19 or above on the first day of your course
  • Been living in the UK for 3 years prior to starting the course
  • Be a UK National or have “indefinite leave to remain”/”settled status”
You may* still be eligible if you are:
  • Live elsewhere in the EEA as an EU national or family member of one
  • A refugee or migrant worker or child of a Swiss National or Turkish Worker
  • How to Apply for the Loan

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Our Quality Marks


The Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills. The inspection and regulation of services that care for children and young people.

Investors in People Gold

Learner satisfaction and progress is only possible with a healthy staff team. For the 3rd time we have achieved this accolade and look forward to investing in your future

Apprenticeship Ambassador

Apprenticeships from Level 3 and above in Accountancy, IT, Business Admin, Customer Service, Leadership and Management.

Greenmark Quality

Our commitment to the environment has seen us consistently receive the Green mark Quality Mark as we minimise wastage of energy to protect our planet.

Matrix Standard

Matrix Standard is a unique quality standard for organisations to assess and measure their advice and support services, which ultimately supports individuals in their choice of career, learning, work and life goals

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