DaDA students are not eligible to apply for a student loan. DaDA students must not receive financial support from both the DaDA scheme and from a HE student loan. Where double-funding is identified, the student will be required to return any overpayments.
A Professional and Career Development Loan may be another option to support your costs. Loans can be applied for between £300 and £10,000. If successful in your application, you would only begin repayments after completion of your course. The Skills Funding Agency pays the interest on the loan while you're studying and for one month afterwards. To be eligible, you’ll need to be 18 years old or over. To find out more information regarding Professional and Career Development Loans please visit the Gov.uk website.
Students aged 24+ may be eligible to apply for a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan to help with the costs fees. Your Provider can tell you if you qualify. To find out more information regarding 24+ Advanced Learning Loans please visit the Gov.uk website.
There may be charitable organisations or large companies based in your area that would respond to a request for sponsorship. We would suggest visiting your local library which will have a list of local charities you can apply to.