Advanced Learner Loan

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Learners aged 19+ who want to study a vocational, technical or professional qualification at Levels 3 and above are eligible to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan.

The Advanced Learner Loan is only available to students on eligible courses at an approved institution such as Wigan & Leigh College which can include:

  • Access to Higher Education Diploma
  • Level 3 BTEC or NVQ Certificate or Diploma course
  • Level 4, 5 and 6 Certificate or Diploma
  • Repaying your Advanced Learner Loan


  • You’ll only start making repayments when your income is more than £404 per week, £1750 per month or £21,000 a year.
  • You’ll only pay back 9% of any income above £21,000 a year, see table below for examples of what you’ll repay:


  • If you are aged 19+ it’s easy to apply

  • Your household income isn’t taken into account
  • You won’t have to pay anything back until your annual income is over £21,000
  • There’s no credit check
  • Most learners aged 19+ or over who apply, will qualify for these loans from the UK government