Advanced Learner Loans are designed to help adult learners get back into education, by helping you cover the costs of Further Education and training.
Due to popular demand and limitations in the Advanced Learner Loan funding, we are currently unable to offer Advanced Learner Loans to adult learners, to cover the costs of our Further Education and training courses, at this time.
However, if you are aged 19–23 and the course you are wishing to apply for will be your first full Level 3 qualification, fee remission may apply, making the course free. We also welcome applications for the September 2020 qualifications listed below, as these courses will be allocated Advanced Learner Loan funding from the 2020/21 academic year.
Please check this page regularly for updates, as we will be applying for additional funding available from November 2019.
In order to apply you must be 19 or older on the first day of your course and studying an eligible level 3, 4, 5 or 6 qualification. If you are aged between 19 – 23 and this course is your first full level 3, you may be entitled to fee remission. Please check this with our Admissions Department.
Eligible courses offered at HSDC include:
Access to HE:
Art, Design, & Performing Arts:
Please aim to complete and submit your application form as soon as possible to ensure the loan is in place for the start of your course. If your loan is not in place prior to the start of your course, you will be required to pay a 10% deposit to the College, which will be refunded once the College receives the first payment from Student Finance England.
The amount of your loan depends on the cost of your course and the maximum amount set by the UK government.
Loan Bursary Fund
You may also be eligible for money from the Advanced Learner Loan Bursary Fund if you need help with some costs while studying, for example childcare, travel or books related to your course.
You’ll begin making repayments once you’ve completed ot left your course and your income is over £25,000 a year.
If you choose to withdraw from the course, you will be liable to Student Finance England for the tuition cost at that point and this would be payable once your earnings exceed £25,000. You would also be liable to pay HSDC for the outstanding total course fees immediately. It’s important you consider your own circumstances and look at the options available to you before taking out a loan.