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Advanced Learner Loans

Did you know that government loans are available to cover the cost of our Level 3 Gas Diploma?

What are Advanced Learner Loans?

Advanced Learner Loans can help you manage the cost of our popular Level 3 Gas Diploma.

If you are a full time student, you’ll be due to start repaying your loan the April after you finish or leave your course.

If you’re a part time student, you’ll be due to start repaying your loan the April after you finish or leave your course, or the April four years after the start of your course (even if you're still studying), whichever comes first.

You’ll only start making repayments if your income is over the repayment threshold, which is currently £26,575 a year, £2,214 a month or £511 a week in the UK. If your income falls below the repayment threshold, your repayments will stop and only restart when your income is over the threshold again.

You can also make additional voluntary repayments to SLC at any time.

You will be eligible if you are:

  • Aged 19 or over on the first day of your course
  • Living in the UK for the past 3 years
  • Studying with an approved learning provider, like Barrett-Bell.
  • Applying for a Level 3 qualification. (Our Gas Diploma is a Level 3 qualification.)
  • For more detailed information on eligibility please visit: www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan/eligibility

If you are aged between 19-23 and studying for your first full Level 3 Diploma or equivalent qualification then you may be entitled to a government grant to cover the cost of your qualification. Please speak to a member of our admin team for more information.

For a full list of qualifications please visit: https://www.gov.uk/what-different-qualification-levels-mean/list-of-qualification-levels

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How to Apply for an Advanced Learner Loan

You can complete a loan application form at one of our training centres with guidance from one of our experienced team members.

We can then check through your application and send it on your behalf.

Here’s what you need to do first:

  1. Apply for our Level 3 Gas Diploma
  2. Our friendly team will walk you through the process and check your eligibility.
  3. If you are eligible we’ll give you a ‘Learning and funding information’ letter.
  4. You can then apply online (you'll need to register first). Or by post.
  5. Wait for your confirmation letter (usually takes around 2 weeks or a little longer for postal applications).

Once you have received your letter of confirmation, you'll be able to complete your application via a Government website.

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At Barrett-Bell we are here to advise you on your application and eligibility. Contact us today to speak to an expert advisor.

If you would like review more detailed information about Government funding, it is available on the Gov.uk website.

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