Unsure if I'm eligible for an advanced learner loan. Help!

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So I have recently registered onto an access course (Certificate of higher education in natural sciences). It is a 2 yr part time course where I'm required to complete 60 credits a year.
I'm currently in full time employment as a dental nurse which I had to complete a level 3 diploma in dental nursing. I have never applied for a student loan before so I'm getting stressed in case I can't get funding. I plan to go to university after this course to study zoology.
I'm 24 and I am currently staying with my boyfriends mother but from the age of 18-22 I was living independently. I don't know if this effects it but I thought I would give as much information as possible.

If I'm unable to receive an advanced learner loan what are my other options?

Also does anyone know what a 'learner and funding information letter' is?

Please help
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Hi,
So I have recently registered onto an access course (Certificate of higher education in natural sciences). It is a 2 yr part time course where I'm required to complete 60 credits a year.
I'm currently in full time employment as a dental nurse which I had to complete a level 3 diploma in dental nursing. I have never applied for a student loan before so I'm getting stressed in case I can't get funding. I plan to go to university after this course to study zoology.
I'm 24 and I am currently staying with my boyfriends mother but from the age of 18-22 I was living independently. I don't know if this effects it but I thought I would give as much information as possible.

If I'm unable to receive an advanced learner loan what are my other options?

Also does anyone know what a 'learner and funding information letter' is?

Please help
A CertHE is not an Access course - an access course is an Access to HE Diploma and is a level 3 qualification. A CertHE is equivalent to first year of a degree and a level 4 qualification.

You should be able to get a standard part time student loan to cover fees as well as a maintenance loan. However it will be considered to use up 2 years of student funding if you're awarded a CertHE and so if you were to start a degree afterwards from scratch you wouldn't get a tuition loan for the first year funding.

I would strongly recommend you study an Access to HE Diploma and not a CertHE if you're planning to go on to a university degree afterwards.
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