Students are normally self-funded. However a number of funding and grant agencies who provide avenues for helping students financially, with regard to both tuition and living expense during their studies. The School has a list of various potential sources of funding, including Professional and Careers Development Loan Agency; as a registered provider, the School appears on their loans list.

Professional and Career Development Loans are a commercial bank loan that can be used to help 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 years relevant unpaid practical work). The Government will pay the interest on the loan while you are learning and for one month afterwards. You will then need to start repaying the loan as you would any other commercial loan product. 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.

As the Professional and Career Development Loan is a commercial loan product, you should make sure you have investigated all the funding options that may be open to you to ensure you take an informed decision about whether the loan is right for you. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, visit or contact Next Step on 0800 100 900.

The School’s learning provider number is: 20907