Studying at Step into Learning is hugely rewarding, and we do not want money worries to hold you back. The Step into Learning team is here to give you any advice you need. 

Course Fees 16-18

You might be eligible for free tuition fees if you are aged 16-18 on 31st August, in the calendar year your course starts.


Advanced Learner Loans

Advanced Learner Loans are here to help any student aged 19+ to cover course fees for Level 3 and above, so you do not 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 to Step into Learning automatically. You only need to start paying back the loan once you find full time employment and earn over £26,725 per year. 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, subject or level and be studying a course at Level 3 or above.

Applying for a Loan

When you have a confirmed place on a course, you can apply online for a loan at This link also has more information on the Advanced Learner Loan scheme, including information on the amounts available and the collection of repayments. The Advanced Learner Loan helpline is contactable on 0300 100 0619 if you need extra help.


Advanced Learner Loan Bursary Fund

Students aged 19+ and who are eligible for the maximum Advanced Learner Loan can also apply for extra financial support from the Advanced Learner Loan Bursary Fund. For more information, please contact Step into Learning.

Would you like more information?

If you would like more information on any of the courses listed on our website or you just want to have a friendly chat with our team, then get in touch with us today.