In today's current climate we often get asked about payment options and any available funding for all of our courses. We have therefore put this page together and regularly update it with any new information we have.
Professional and Career Development Loans
‘Professional and Career Development Loans are bank loans that can be used to help pay for work related learning. You can borrow between £300 and £10,000 to help support the cost of up to two years of learning (or three years if it includes one year’s relevant unpaid practical work). The Young People’s Learning Agency will pay the interest on the loan while you are learning and for one month afterwards. The loan can be used to pay course fees or other costs such as travel and living expenses. You can also use the loan to supplement other forms of support such as grants or bursaries. Because the Professional and Career Development Loan is a commercial loan product, they should only be considered as an option once all other student funding options have been investigated. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit www.direct.gov.uk/adultlearning or contact Careers Advice on 0800 100 900. Our learning provider registration number is: 12532
Enhanced Learning Credits
The MoD's Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme (ELC) is an initiative to promote lifelong learning amongst members of the Armed Forces. The ELC scheme provides financial support in the form of a single up-front payment in each of a maximum of three separate financial years. You are reminded that ELC funding is only available for pursuit of higher level learning i.e. for courses that result in a nationally recognised qualification at Level 3 or above on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) (England and Wales), a Level 6 or above on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) or, if pursued overseas, an approved international equivalent qualification. For further information please click here or call
From the UK: 0845 3005179
From Overseas: 0044 1684 86 4157
For help and advice on funding that may be available to you from the government please click here or call direct on 0800 100 900
Charities spend their time helping and supporting other people and we are proud to do what we can to support them. Below are some of the charities we have either supported or worked with.
If you would like to find out more about any of the charities shown on this page or if you would like to find out how you can help support them with their efforts then please do click on the links to their home page.
The Papworth Trust
Today Papworth Trust operates in six areas: Employment, Vocational Rehabilitation; Get Involved; Housing and the Built Environment; Learning for Life and Work; Personal Support.
The majority of our services are delivered in the East of England, with the greatest coverage in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex and Suffolk.
The Trust provides a range of services for disabled people to ensure they have more equality, choice and independence in their lives.
In using the term "disabled" we mean anyone who has a long-term health issue, learning difficulty, physical disability, sensory impairment, mental health issue or a combination of these or other impairments. We also mean anyone of any age.
Papworth Trust is a charity and registered social landlord working with people with disabilities across the East of England.
Papworth Trust takes a pan-disability approach and works with over 17,000 disabled people every year.
In addition we provide advice services to disabled people, businesses, local authorities and other organisations, advising on disability in general, employing disabled people and developing accessible and inclusive communities.
www.papworth.org.uk 0800 952 5000
The British Legion
Royal British Legion safeguards the welfare, interests and memory of those who are serving or
The British Legion help serving and ex-Service personnel and their families. Not just those who fought in the two World Wars, but also those involved in the many conflicts since 1945 and those still fighting today. They provide welfare services, campaign on a range of issues affecting Service people, are custodians of Remembrance, raise funds through the annual Poppy Appeal and are also a membership organisation. If you would like to donate to this extremely worthwhile cause then please click here or contact the directly on 08457 725 725
Help for Heroes
Founded by Bryn and Emma Parry after a profoundly moving visit to Selly Oak Hospital in the summer of 2007. Bryn and Emma met some extraordinarily brave young people who had been badly wounded and they just wanted to do something to help. Help for Heros raises money to support members of the Armed Force who have been wounded in the service of their country.
To find out more please do let me know.
If you would like to find out more about this fantastic charity then please click on the logo.
If you have any other questions or for further information please do contact us.