If you would like more personalised information, please click here to go to our “Funding Enquiries” page, where you can ask us about obtaining funding for your course.
There are a number of options available to our learners in order to obtain funding for their course.
- Skills Funding Agency (SFA)
The SFA provides funding for apprenticeship and workplace delivered qualifications. You could be entitled to full funding if you meet the eligibility requirements.
- Local Authority Bursary/Grant
The local authority which your setting falls under may be able to provide a bursary or grant to help pay for the cost of your course.
- A Flexible, Interest Free Payment Plan
The Childcare Company offers all of its learners the chance to pay for the course themselves via a flexible payment plan which is interest free, meaning you won’t pay any extra just because you cannot pay the full fees upfront. Using our payment plans you can agree your monthly payment amount in advance, however the total course fee must be paid before you complete your training. The payment plan is designed to make the cost of your course manageable and stress free.
- 24+ Advanced Learning Loan
As of August 2013, there will no longer be funding available from the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) for anyone 24 years old or above. Instead, you will be able to apply for an Advanced Learning Loan. This loan is currently only available for recognised Level 3 and 4 courses, such as the CACHE Children and Young People’s Workforce, Playwork and Supporting Teaching and Learning Diploma courses.
The Advanced Learning Loan is a Government loan which works in the same way as a student loan. The cost of your training will be paid directly to your training provider and you will not pay anything back until you have finished your course and are earning a minimum of £21,000 per year. If you start your course in 2013, you repayments will not begin until 2016.
The loan applications are not means tested and it doesn’t matter if you have already had a loan to complete a university degree.
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Please note: The Childcare Company is not responsible for the application of 24+ Advanced Learning Loans. If you would like to seek independent money advice, please contact the Money Advice Service here.
However you plan to pay for your course, you will first need to send us an application form. This does not commit you to starting a course with us but means we can confirm all your details.
Our funding and enrollment team has a close relationship to both the SFA and local authority bodies, and will be happy to talk through all of the above options in further detail to help you arrive at a choice that suits you. Our funding office is open from 8am to 5pm every week day, and we are happy discuss every option in detail and explain the application process to you.
Call us on 01753 596 004 to speak to someone straight away and secure any funding available to you as soon as possible.
Alternatively, make an enquiry using our online form.