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Advanced Learner Loans

Welcome to our Advanced Learner Loans arm, offering a variety of courses in the Beauty sector. Afternoon and evening classes are available at our beauty salon in Eastbourne!

What are Advanced Learner Loans?

Advanced Learner Loans are available to learners aged 19 or above. They can help with the cost of fees for approved further education courses at level 3, 4, 5 or 6.

What qualifications are available?

At Smart, we currently have spaces available on the following courses:

  • Diploma in Nail Technology Level 3
  • Diploma in Bridal Hair & Make Up Level 3
  • Diploma in Combined Beauty Therapy Skills Level 3
  • Diploma in Managing a Salon Business Level 4

These courses run between 4 and 6 months and can assist you with all the skills you need to set up your own beauty business!

How do I apply?

Contact us in the first instance via and let us know what course you are interested in. We will give you all the information, advice and guidance you need to make a decision that is right for you. If you decide to proceed, prior to enrolment, we will confirm the course details you need in order to complete your application with the Student Loans Company (SLC).

You then apply online at

The SLC will process your application and will write to you confirming the outcome of your application. If successful, the SLC will pay the loan directly to us

Your training course itinerary and timeframe, including enrolment date will then be confirmed to you.

You begin to repay the loan through the tax system when you complete or withdraw from the course and earn more than the repayment threshold, you’ll only repay when your income is over £480 a week, £2,083 a month or £25,000 a year.

You can access up to 4 loans in a lifetime, either one after the other or at the same time.

To consider your financial options further, you may refer to the Money Advice Service which can provide free and impartial money advice. Contact us in the first instance so we can walk you through the entire process and make sure you understand your options!

For further information about ALL, please refer to the National Careers Service website or alternatively, further government information is available via Repaying your student loan: Overview – GOV.UK

Ready to Start Your Beauty Career?

Take the first step towards a rewarding career in the beauty industry with our Advanced Learner Loan courses. Contact us today for more information, guidance, and support to help you choose the right course and understand the application process. Our team is here to assist you every step of the way! Fill out the form to get started.

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