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Other than our competitive commercial offering there can be different routes of funding for the training we deliver depending on eligibility criteria and funding availability. Below is the list of funding options and a brief description of each one. For more information and to check eligibility please call 0345 565 2656 or complete our enquiry form at the bottom of this page.

If you’re over 19 years old, and claiming Jobseekers allowance, universal credit or ESA, then you may not have to pay a penny for your course! STC is an award winning provider of construction courses, working in conjunction with Jobcentre Plus means your benefits will NOT be affected whilst you are on this programme whilst you are on this programme.

Advanced learner loans are available for individuals aged 19 or above to undertake approved qualifications at levels 3 to level 6, at an approved provider in England. Advanced learner loans give individuals access to financial support for tuition costs similar to that available in higher education and are administered by Student Finance England.

The availability of loans at level 3 for 19 to 23 year olds does not replace an individual’s legal entitlement for full funding for a first full level 3 qualification. If you want to apply for a loan or find out what it means for you, see our quick guide on advanced learner loans.

Advanced learner loans are paid directly to the college or training organisation on behalf of an individual.

They are not means tested or subject to credit checks and any individual who meets the criteria will be able to apply for a loan regardless of their current employment status.

We offer funded courses to 16 to 18 year olds looking for an alternative training provision to sixth form, and to young people aged up to 25 years of age if they have an Education and Healthcare Plan. Our funding covers funding from level 1 to degree level apprenticeships.

If you are not eligible for funding then you may spread the cost of your course using a Payl8r loan. This is a low interest loan specifically for learners on training courses within the UK. To enquire further and apply for a loan, please complete the form at the bottom of this page.

Enquire about fees and funding including ESFA Government Funded Courses, Advanced Learner Loans, funding for the unemployed and Payl8r loans.
  • Commercial fees for trades
  • PayL8r Loans available
  • Flexible fee arrangements
  • ROTARP approved
  • ESFA funding
  • Unemployment funding
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