Financial Support

Making your studies affordable

We know how important your studies are and we work to keep our fees as low as possible.  Many of our courses are available for free* or at a reduced rate depending on the subject and your eligibility.

Speak to one of our advisors who will check the latest guidance for your chosen course and personal circumstances.

Where necessary, you can pay using a credit or debit card. For courses costing over £100, you can pay half on enrolment with the other half due two weeks before the course starts.

If you feel you need more information or would like to know about paying in instalments, call an advisor 0191 643 2288.

*FREE courses are subject to eligibility (living in the North of Tyne area, aged 19+, and a UK resident for three or more years). To check eligibility call 0191 643 2288.

Advanced Learner Loan

For some qualifications, you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover course fees.

Your course must be:
• A level 3, 4, 5 or 6 qualification
• At an approved training provider in England

Loan eligibility does not depend on your income, there are no credit checks and loans are only repayable once you are earning over a threshold amount. Further details are available on the website


Advanced Learner Loan eligibility depends on your:
• Age
• Course
• Training provider
• Nationality or residency status

You must be 19 or older on the first day of your course.

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For more details about eligibility and applications please contact:

Adult Learning Service

Call 0191 643 2288

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