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Course Fees + Advanced Learner Loan​

Studying with Step Into Learning is hugely rewarding and we don’t want money worries to hold you back. The Step Into Learning team is here to give you any advice you need

​Course Fees

​Self Funded Payment Plans

If you or your employer are paying directly for your course, we will require an initial deposit prior to the course start date and then the remainder of the fees will be paid in monthly installments, depending on the duration of your course. Talk to one of the team today to find out more.

​Advanced Learner Loans

Advanced Learner Loans are here to help any learner aged 19+ to cover course fees for Level 3 and above, so you don’t have to worry about paying for your course upfront. There is no means testing or formal credit check, and once you are approved, your fees are paid directly to us. You only need to start paying back the loan once you find full time employment and earn an income over the UK repayment threshold. To qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan you must:

  • be aged 19 or over at the start of your course
  • be a resident in the UK for three years
  • have not previously had a loan to do the same course (including any Access to HE course), subject or level and be studying a course at Level 3 or above

Applying for a Loan

Once you’ve completed your application form and been accepted on the course by the lead tutor, we will issue you with an Advanced Loan letter which contains all the information you will need to apply for a loan. The Advanced Learner Loan helpline is contactable on 0300 100 0619 if you need extra help.

Advanced Learner Loan Bursary Fund

Learners aged 19+ who have been approved for an Advanced Learner Loan may also be eligible to apply for extra financial support from the Advanced Learner Loan Bursary Fund.

The Advanced Learner Loan Bursary Fund (ALLBF) is used to assist learners who may have difficulties in accessing and completing their course because of personal financial circumstance. Due to the limited nature of the fund, no help can be given with tuition fees or accommodation costs.

Support offered may reflect length of course, number of guided learning hours and level of household income. Your household income must be below £25,521 gross to be eligible to apply for this fund

Applications will only be accepted when fully complete and all relevant evidence provided. Do not send originals as these will not be returned.

The funds are limited and are not guaranteed.

If your course is for more than one year, then you will need to reapply each academic year. Please read our policy and guidance document and complete our application returning to with all the relevant evidence should you wish to apply.

22-23 Advanced Learner Loan Bursary application form

22-23 Advanced Learner Loan bursary Policy and Guidance

Learners aged 16-18 (19-24 with an EHCP) Study Programmes

We provide fully funded study programmes for learners aged 16-18 (or 19-24 with an EHCP). Our current programme is Catering & Hospitality.

Step Into Catering & Hospitality Leaflet

16-19 Bursary Fund

All eligible learners on our study programmes are entitled to apply for the bursary fund.  This fund can help with transport, books , equipment or other course related costs.

Please read our policy and guidance document and complete our application returning to with all the relevant evidence should you wish to apply.

22-23 16-19 Bursary Policy and Guidance

16-19s Bursary Application Form 2022-2023

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