24+ Advanced Loans
If you’re starting a course on or after 1 August 2013 you may qualify for a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan. These loans help you to pay the tuition fees charged by colleges and training organisations. Most learners aged 24 and over, studying at level 3 and above, will qualify for these new loans from the UK government. It’s easy to apply, your household income isn’t taken into account and there’s no credit check. You won’t have to pay anything back until your income is over £21,000 a year.
You can apply for a loan from April 2013 for courses starting between 1 August 2013 and 31 July 2014. To qualify you must be:
• Aged 24 or over on the first day of your course (there’s no upper age-limit) and starting your course on or after 1 August 2013
• Living in the UK on the first day of your course and have lived in the UK, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man for three years immediately before this.
• Studying with a college or training organisation in England approved for public funding
• Enrolling on an eligible course at level 3 and above which includes: A levels, Access to HE Diplomas, other Diplomas and Certificates, Advanced Apprenticeships or Higher Apprenticeships.
For more information visit www.gov.uk/24_advanced_learning_loans or download the factsheet or the FAQs.
To see the courses which are aligible for 24+ Advanced Learning Loans please download our Learning for Work leaflet.
Helping you with fees
Financial assistance to cover course and material costs and help with the cost of childcare is available for customers who meet the eligibility requirements of our funders. Submitting an application does not guarantee that you will receive support. The scale of support may vary.
For more information please call the Customer Relations Team on 0345 842 0012.
New Directions provides support with the cost of Ofsted registered childcare for learners who attend courses which lead to a formal qualification. Childcare forms are obtainable from any of our centres and available to download here | Childcare Application Form
Course and Material Costs
Financial support may be available for learners. Submitting an application does not guarantee that you will receive support. The scale of support may vary. Call our Customer Relations team on 0345 842 0012 for details on how to apply.
For courses lasting 10 weeks costing over £80.00, payment by standing order is available. The standing order will require you to pay 50% of the fee when you enrol and the remaining fees will be divided into four equal payments. For more information on standing orders please call 0345 842 0012.
What Fee's do I Pay?
Courses leading to a qualification up to level 2 for those aged 19+
(Course codes ending in 'F')
Above Level 2
Some funding may be available for courses above Level 2. Cost details will be available at interview and induction sessions.
Leisure Learning Courses (Course codes ending in 'L')
These courses are subsidised by the government, they do not lead to a qualification.
Full Cost Courses (Course codes ending in 'R')
These courses are no longer subsidised by the government