Advanced Learner Loans
Learners who are aged 19 and over and studying Level 3 - 6 Further Education and training programmes.
Advanced Learner Loans will give learners in further education access to financial support for tuition costs, similar to that which is available in Higher Education. This means rather than an individual having to pay for their course upfront they have the option of accessing a loan, from the Student Loans Company, that they will only start to repay once they have left the course and are earning over £25,000.
Learners aged 19 and over will therefore have the option to either:
Pay the course fees themselves
Have an employer/sponsor pay the course fees for them
Apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help pay for the course fees
The Advanced Learner Loans are for anyone who is:
Aged 19 and above at the start of their course
Studying at Level 3 - 6 in Further Education and training
Resident in the UK
Has not previously had a loan to do the same type and level of qualification.
The loan is available irrespective of the learner’s current employment status and the loan will not be means tested or subject to any credit checks.
Note: All AAT students have to personally register as student members of the AAT. For all Levels and all ages the cost on initial registration is £123. Thereafter the yearly renewal fee is £84. These fees are not included in the course fees charged by the college.
The cost of the course includes tuition and first exam sitting for each module, but does not include text books or membership fees. We use the Osborne Tutorial books, the BPP Question Banks and the Kaplan Exam Kits and the total cost of books for all six modules will be approx £200. You must get all the books for each module as they will all be used in class.