New 24+ Advanced Learning Loans

From 1 April 2013, it will be possible for learners (in England) who are 24 years and older to apply for loans to support them to achieve Level 3 or above QCF-accredited qualifications, similar to the way that loans for full-time students have operated for a number of years.

Eligible qualifications include any 1st4sport Level 3 coaching qualification or our education and training qualifications.

Information for 1st4sport Recognised Centres

If you have a funding contract with the Skills Funding Agency (SFA), or links to a college or organisation that has a contract, you may be interested in offering your learners the chance to apply for a loan to support their achievement of QCF qualifications at Level 3 or above.

Further information can be found on the government’s website.

Information for 1st4sport Learners

If you intend to apply to a recognised centre to complete one of our qualifications at Level 3 or above, you might want to consider taking advantage of a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan.

To qualify, you’ll need to be:

  • 24 years of age or older on the first day of the course
  • living in the UK on the first day of the course, and have lived in the UK for three years immediately before the start of the course
  • starting your course on or after 1 August 2013
  • studying at a college or training organisation in England approved for public funding.

Please be aware that loans are not available to support courses at all centres. When applying for a course, you should ask the college or training organisation if it is eligible for the loans.

Further information can be found on the government’s website. Alternatively, you can download this fact sheet.