Learner Loans

Are you 19+? Have you heard about the learning loans that are available?

Why do I need to take out a loan?

As from August 2016, the government is no longer funding certain level 3, 4, 5, & 6 qualifications if you are aged 19+ and are not on an apprenticeship program already.

What is the 19+ loan?

If you are starting a standalone NVQ course you may be eligible for a 19+ advanced learning loan. This loan would help you pay for your tuition fees for your chosen course.

What courses does it cover?

It covers most learners studying at level 3 and above including Health and Social Care, Supporting Teaching and Learning, Childcare, Business Admin and Hairdressing as well as advanced and higher Apprenticeships.

When can I apply for the loan?

You can apply now.

What will I have to pay back?

If you are earning under £25,000 a year you won’t need to pay back anything, if you start earning over £25,000 then you pay back 9% of any income above the £25,000 a year.


When do re-payments start?

Repayments start the April after you complete or withdraw from your course.

Do I qualify?

You qualify if:

· You are aged 19 or over on the first day of your course

· You have lived in the UK for the last 3 years

· You haven’t had a loan to do the same qualification type and level

Please visit the advanced learner loan link listed below to view the full eligibility criteria.


How Do I Apply?

The process is very simple – just contact RWP Training to discuss your training requirements, then we will advise you of the loan amount you need for the course you wish to undertake. Once you know how much you need to borrow, visit the Student Finance England website, where you can apply online. Your household income isn’t taken into account, and there is no credit check needed. For more info visit www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan