Financial Support

Study Loans

Do you need help paying for a qualification?

We can help you find financial support as an adult learner to help you study and reach your goals. 

Depending on your circumstances you may be entitled to free or reduced course fees as well as support with travel & childcare.

For instance, if you're aged 19+, are on a low income and starting a Government Funded Entry Level to Level 3 Course* you may be eligible for:

  • Travel costs to & from your course
  • Text books & course materials
  • Fee contributions
  • Childcare cost contributions if you're over 20 and free childcare if you're under 20. (You can find out more about this here.)
(* excluding Apprenticeships)

You can Contact Us to find out more or call 0330 332 7997.

16 - 19 Bursaries

If you're in or entering full time education and aged between 16 & 19 years, you may be eligible for a Bursary. This is available to those on benefits; those in, or having just left, local authority care or for those with a disability. 

You can find out more about these bursaries here.

Study Loans

Are you over 19?

Are you already qualified at an advanced level (eg A Levels) but want to train in something else at Level 3?

Do you want to attend a course at an approved education or training provider like SS&L?

A Student Loan, or Advanced Learner Loan is a government backed loan to help people achieve higher level qualifications in certain subjects at approved education and training establishments. Like University loans, you only need to repay the loan if you're working and earning over £21,000 per year.

There are various eligibility rules but you can receive a loan to meet the costs of one or several courses at the same level.

To make enquiries about a loan you need to know what qualification you want to do with us. Each circumstance is different, so it's best to speak with someone at SS&L to discuss the course you want to do and to find out if you're eligible for a loan.

Please note, we can only assist you with a loan if you want to attend one of our qualification courses - we cannot assist you if you are with another training provider. 


Contact us today for more information and enrolments or call 0330 332 7997 and ask about Student Loans.