Students who do not have a university degree are eligible for student loans from student finance direct. You may also be eligible for a non-repayable grant if you are on a low household income.
For the weekday course that starts in the Autumn and the weekend course starting in the Spring 2013 you are eligible for a student loan of £6,000 a year.
These loans carry a relatively low rate of interest. They need to be repaid when you start earning in excess of £21,000 a year. They are then repaid at 9% of your income that exceeds £21,000. For example if you are earning £30,000 you would pay back 9% of £9,000 which works out as £67.50 a month.
Our course code when applying for student finance is ADOI.
For more information, please contact Karen Starr or Student Finance Direct.
It may be possible to find a local or national charitable trust willing to help finance your studies. Local trusts may be run independently, or by your council. Try your local library or the internet as a starting point.
Alternatively, the government offers Professional and Career Development Loans, deferred repayment bank loans to help you pay for vocational studies. These are available through a partnership arrangement between the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) and three high street banks - Barclays, The Co-operative and The Royal Bank of Scotland. Our learning provider number is 1419.