Learners are being given the opportunity to study now and pay later under a new interest free loan scheme launched by Acacia Training.
The Trentham-based training provider is now offering finance options on over 40 courses, including adult care, childcare, management and leadership, dental nursing, sports massage, personal training and beauty therapy. Learners will have to pay a minimum of 10% deposit and will have up to 36 months to repay the loan.
Acacia Training has teamed up with Deko to provide the finance and is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Company Director, Victoria Sylvester, explains: “We want everyone, whether they’re just starting out in their career or looking to upskill or change profession, to be able to access learning and development opportunities. But the reality is that there are many learners out there who are not eligible for the various pots of funding available from government and other schemes.
“The interest free loans will help to provide these learners with access to a huge range of training courses, which can help them to secure that first job, progress in their career or get a new job if they have been made redundant. In the current uncertain economic climate, accessibility to training is more important than ever.”
Training opportunities range from short courses for those who want to build on their existing skills to year-long Level 3 diplomas. Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
Victoria adds: “We hope that the interest free loans will provide learners of all ages with an affordable way to develop their career, whatever stage they are at.”
For more information, please visit acaciatraining.co.uk or call 01782 646346.