Professional and career development loans are bank loans to pay for courses and training that help with your career or get you into work. You may be able to borrow between £300 and £10,000 to finance your studies and improve your career prospects. Loans are usually offered at a reduced interest rate and the government pays the interest while you’re studying.

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Furthermore, a professional and career development loan can give you a practical helping hand if you want to change career. To be granted a career development loan, your chosen course must help with your career, but it doesn’t have to lead to a formal qualification. Appropriate courses to improve your career prospects and earning potential must only last up to 2 years (3 if you are undertaking a year of work experience).

Eligible courses are those which will add new skills to your existing repertoire and vocational, and professional study can be either full-time or part-time. This includes postgraduate courses, specialist courses at privately owned learning providers (such as those offered by MAKUP), management courses, technician level training, a national or Scottish vocational qualification and courses leading to a professional qualification.

Moreover, the MAKUP Academy is now an approved government learning provider and has PCDL status, which means that you can apply for a loan to help fund your work-related learning. You can borrow up to £7,995 to help support the cost of your participation in our 16-week Intensive Set Ready course.

Read about our practical hair and makeup training courses.

There are just a few places left on our September course – register your place today.

The Academy offers exceptional yet affordable training in all aspects of hair design and makeup. All students receive personal attention from Veronica McAleer, twice Oscar-nominated Makeup Designer. The Academy offers two 16-week Intensive Set Ready courses per year aimed at beginners and improvers, plus one day Taster sessions and also regular, free Open Days for anyone who wants to find out more. Please visit the website.

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