Get ahead with the 24+ Advanced Learning Loan!

If you're looking to start a course from 1 August 2013,  aged 24+ and undertaking a Level 3 or 4 qualification, you may be eligible to take out the Advanced Learning Loan to help cover the costs of your course. Through this loan you can gain the benefits of progressing your skillset and developing further knowledge of your craft by gaining a nationally recognised qualification. This qualification can help you to either advance in your career, get your career started or if you’re an employer, help support and develop the skills of your staff.

6 Key facts -
• The amount of money you can borrow depends on your course. The minimum amount you can borrow is £300
• When applying for a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan, there is no credit check and household income isn’t taken into account
• Loan repayments are linked to what you earn when you’ve finished your course, not how much you borrowed
• You only need to start paying back your 24+ Advanced Learning Loan when you’ve finished your course and you’re earning more than £21,000 a year (which is £404 a week and £1,750  a month)
• You pay back 9% of the money you earn over £21,000
• Loan repayments will be taken directly from your wage through the tax system from April 2016. If you want to make voluntary repayments, you can do so at any time

Before taking out any loan, you should consider all your options. If you would like advice on managing your finances, you can get impartial money advice from the Money Advice Service at

For further information about the loan and how to apply please contact County Training on 0345 678 9023 or email [email protected]


Yazmin Hussain Yazmin Hussain
County Training is part of Shropshire Council and the largest training provider in Shropshire, with over 25 years experience in first class delivery. We are a major provider of employability skills for adults, either returning to work or retraining for the job market. We perform above the national average for our apprenticeship programmes, and our partnership working with external organisations provides us with access to over 80 different streams of funding. We have seven training centres across the county, which are close to the main town centres and are easily accessible by public transport. We pride ourselves on the one-to-one support we offer our learners and are pleased to have excellent links with local employers. We have worked with thousands of companies to enhance their business practices by delivering apprenticeships and we currently have almost 700 apprentices training with us. Our performance and retention rates consistently place us at the forefront of Shropshire providers and we are constantly striving to exceed our own high standards.

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