19+ Learners

CACHE has a number of vocationally-related qualifications that are now fundable under the Single Adult Skills budget. 

CACHE has a large number of qualifications which are eligible for funding for adult learners and meet the skills needs of industry.

‘The ESFA’s Adult education funding - Rates and rules page sets out the rules you’ll need to meet for funding 19+ education and training’.

CACHE Funded Qualifications

Advanced Learner Loans

At CACHE, we can help you maximise your funding and use your full advanced learner loan allocation through our portfolio of eligible qualifications. 

From 1st August 2016, Advanced Learner Loans became available for individuals aged 19 and above to undertake designated qualifications at Levels 3, 4, 5 and 6, meaning you have even more choice for delivery.

Additional funding

Learners who need help with costs while studying, e.g. childcare, travel or trips related to the course etc. may also be eligible for money from the Advanced Learner Loan Bursary Fund. Eligible learners can apply to their college or training provider directly for the Bursary Fund once the letter confirming the Advanced Learner Loan has been received by the learner.  


The Government has introduced a package of measures to support both learners and providers with Advanced Learner Loans, and is providing a £50m bursary fund to support vulnerable learners with additional costs related to learning. Support is available from the Education and Skills Funding Agency, the National Careers Service, the Gov.UK website and Student Finance England. Centres should check the latest version of the Funding Rules for further information about Advanced Learner Loans in the current and future funding years.  

Advanced Learner Loans Guide

Advanced Learner Loans Guide PDF