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Payment and funding options for online distance learning courses

There are a number of different payment or funding options available for our online distance learning courses, depending on several factors including your age, where you live, your current qualifications and the course you are choosing to study. We try to make this as straightforward as possible and have three main payment options available:

Full Payment

Choose the course you would like to study and go through the secure payment system to pay the total amount in full.

You will be contacted by a member of the team to aid you in setting up your user account and getting started on your course.


Please contact us on 01757 606 631 to discuss this further.

Part-payment plan

Choose the course you would like to study and go through the secure payment system to pay a first instalment before you begin your course.

This first instalment is usually 10% of the total course cost, but you are able to increase the value of the initial payment which, would then decrease the following monthly instalments. Monthly instalments can then be spread over up to 13 months, where your total remainder payment (less the initial payment) will be equally split.


Please contact us on 01757 606 631 to discuss this further.

Advanced Learner Loan

  • If you have decided to complete a level 3 or 4 qualification, you may be entitled to take out a loan to cover the course costs. As long as you are over 19 and have lived in the UK for at least three years, it is likely you will be able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan with The Skills Network.

  • Advanced Learner Loans are funded by the government and are available to cover the entire cost of your chosen course. Loan repayments only begin when you are earning over £25,000 per year.


If you would like more information regarding Advanced Learner Loans or would like assistance in applying for one, please contact us on 01757 606 631.