The Chancellor has made an announcement in his Autumn Statement about tuition fee loans used by adult learners who want to study a Further Education course.
The loans will now be available to learners aged between 19 and 23 years old for qualifications at levels 3 to 4, and to 19+ year olds for qualification at levels 5 and 6. They were previously only available to learners aged 24 and over.
AAT welcomes this announcement. Students of our level 3 Accounting Qualification make the highest number of applications for these loans in England. The extension of the age range will widen access to people from less well-off backgrounds and contribute to helping social mobility.