London Learning Consortium

Fees and Funding

Whatever course you choose to study with us, we will advise you if there is government funding available for the course then this can pay the course fees, meaning the course is free to complete.

London Learning Consortium delivers a range of funded courses on successful enrolment onto the course, we request the costs of the course from the government directly. To ensure you aren't charged for a funded course, we gather relevant details and check to make sure we can claim funding for the course. To do this, we need to assess your eligibility as part of our initial Information Advice and Guidance interview – we will advise you at this point if the course is eligible for government funding.

There may also be government incentives available for taking on certain types of employees such as apprentices or trainees – we will also advise you of any opportunities to take up incentives in relation to the training you require.

Find details about funding available below. Please call us on 020 8774 4040 to discuss your particular circumstances. Alternatively Email:

  • Advanced Learning Loans for People Aged 19 or Over

    You may qualify for an Advanced Learning Loan to help with the cost of your programme fees. Most learners aged 19 and over, studying at Level 3 to Level 6, will qualify for these loans from the UK government. It’s easy to apply, your household income isn’t taken into account and there’s no credit check.

    To qualify for an Advanced Learning Loan you must be:

    • Aged 19 or over
    • Living in the UK on the first day of your training and have lived in the UK, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man for three years immediately before.
    • Enrolling on a Level 3 to 6 qualification

    How to apply

    Applying is easy; you can apply online or download an application form from

    For more information about Advanced Learning Loans please visit:

  • Discretionary Learner Support Fund (DLS) for People Aged 19 or Over

    LLC has limited funding available through the Discretionary Learner Support Fund (DLS) to offer our learners that may need financial support towards their studies and meet the eligibility criteria.

    How can we help you?

    • Covering costs of travel to and from courses, or work placements, especially if your journeys exceed five miles, or involve more than one bus or tram.
    • Contribution towards childcare costs.
    • Fund Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks.
    • Cover expenses of Exams costs, tuition and registration, in case your course is being co-funded.

    The Eligibility Criteria:

    • You must be 19 or over.
    • Be eligible for our courses.
    • Must show commitment and have an attendance rate of 85% minimum.
    • Be resident in London, within eligible postcodes.

    The Process:

    • You will be asked to complete a Discretionary Learner Support Fund application form, with the support of our team.
    • Your application will be reviewed.
    • When approved, the payments will be made to the appropriate account.

    We have limited spaces available, and it is subject to eligibility.

    Providing you meet the eligibility criteria, the DLS bursary may cover travel costs, childcare costs, tuition fees etc. For more information about this scheme please visit

  • Classroom Based Courses for People Aged 19 or Over

    If you are aged 19 or over, in receipt of either Universal Credit, Jobseekers Allowance or Employment Support Allowance (in the Work-Related Activity Group) and living in London, then you may be eligible for your course to be fully funded depending on the type of credit you are receiving.

    You will also need to have been resident in the UK for the last 3 years (outside London) or 1 year (inside London).

    If you are currently employed and earning less than the London Living Wage then these courses may also be fully funded, if you earn above the London Living Wage then these courses may be partially funded.

  • Apprenticeships for People Aged 16 or Over

    If you are in employment in a job directly related to an apprenticeship programme, your programme will be fully funded either by your employer (if they pay the Apprenticeship Levy) or by the government.

  • Traineeships for People Aged 16 - 24 (or up to 25 with an Education, Health and Care Plan -EHCP)

    Funded for those who are 16 - 24 (or up to 25 with an Education, Health and Care Plan -EHCP) who are unemployed or on a low salary, and able to fully commit to a full-time programme.

  • Discretionary Bursary for People Aged 16 - 24 (or up to 25 with an Education, Health and Care Plan -EHCP)

    Young People can apply to the London Learning Consortium for a Discretionary Bursary to help contribute towards the equipment and travel costs, this will be discussed during the Initial Advice and Guidance when enrolling.