Course funding

There are numerous different routes to funding a training course these are:

  • Full Government funding (it will not cost the learner anything)
  • Student finance (Learner takes out student finance and only pays back once they earn over £21,000)
  • Privately funded (The learner pays for their course).

Full Government funding

The learner must be aged 16-60 and be in employment for a minimum of 30 hours per week. The learner must not have a full Batchelors degree and the course must be completed between 13 – 15 months. If you feel you meet this criterion please call: 01253 691399 or email: for more information on how to get started.

Student finance (Student loan)

The learner must be aged 19+, the course can be completed in a timescale that suits the learner (however in the case of a qualification requiring on the job experience a minimum of 9 months is recommended. The learner does not have to be employed and only pays their loan back once they are earning over £21,000 (at this point they will pay back £7 per month for every £1000 they earn over the £21k). If you feel you this option would suit you please call: 01253 691399 or email: for more information on how to get started.

N.B. Some courses are only available via the student finance route including the level 4 EYAP

Privately funded

The learner pays for their training course themselves, this can be done by paying upfront or “pay as you go” There are no refunds for any learner not completing a course due to their own lack of commitment. This type of funding is totally flexible and learning can be done from a distance.

All our learners no matter how their course if funded have the option of using an online e-portfolio system or can receive their work via email. Some courses require onsite observation and in the case of full government funded courses observation is mandatory. All learners will have some form of interaction with the dedicated assessor monthly and their assessors/tutor can be contacted 7 days per week.