As our centre offers a wide range of course type and levels, details regarding financial support and funding available is wide ranging and changes frequently.
Career Development Loans
A longstanding programme, available within Great Britain, intended to help remove the financial barrier to learning. Read more about Career Development Loans below.
Additional sources of funding are available to students on advanced courses through bursary schemes.
16 - 19 year old can receive Skills Funding, details of which can be found on the SFA website.
24+ Advanced Learning Loans
There are new 24+ Advanced Learning Loans from the Skills Funding Agency are available to those aged 24 plus studying at Level 3 and above. More details are available at https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/sfa-24-advanced-learning-loans
You were under 19 years old on 31st August 2017.
You receive one of these benefits:
* Jobseekers allowance
* Council Tax Benefit (NOT single occupancy discount)
* Housing Benefit
* Income Support or Working Tax Credit (depending on the amount you receive)
* Pension Credit (depending on the amount you receive)
For more information about funding please contact us.
Since they were launched in 1988 Career Development Loans (CDLs) have helped tens of thousands of people. Men and women from a wide range of educational and employment backgrounds; employed, self-employed and unemployed have benefited from the opportunity to help them invest in learning.
CDLs are a longstanding programme, available within Great Britain, intended to help remove the financial barrier to learning. Their aims are to increase the amount of vocational learning, encourage more individuals to take responsibility for their own learning, and to encourage financial institutions to view learning as an investment worthy of a loan.
CDLs are available through an arrangement between the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) and three high street banks. The key points about CDLs are:
you can borrow anything between £300 and £8,000 to help you fund up to two years of learning (or up to three years if the course includes one year of relevant practical work experience)
you can apply for CDLs with Barclays, The Co-operative Bank and The Royal Bank of Scotland
the LSC pays the interest on your loan while you're learning and for one month after you've stopped training
you repay the loan to the bank over an agreed period at a fixed rate of interest