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Professional and Career Development Loans

Professional and Career Development Loans

Professional and Career Development Loans are bank loans that can be used to help pay for work related learning.

You can borrow between £300 and £10,000 to help support the cost of up to two years of learning (or three years if it includes one year’s relevant unpaid practical work). The loan can be used to fund the BCPC Counselling Diploma and from Module 3 of the Psychotherapy MA. The Young People’s Learning Agency will pay the interest on the loan while you are learning and for one month afterwards. The loan can be used to pay course fees or other costs such as travel and living expenses. You can also use the loan to supplement other forms of support such as grants or bursaries. Because Professional and Career Development Loans are a commercial loan product, they should only be considered as an option once all other student funding options have been investigated.

For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit or contact Careers Advice on 0800 100 900. 

Our learning provider registration number is 1159.

Completion of PCDL Form - Learning Provider Section

If you have already started the application for a Professional and Career Development Loan, at some point, you should receive a form which will contain a section to be completed by your Learning Provider (BCPC).

Please bring, or send in this section of the form to the following address:
Student Administration (PCDL)
1 Trim Bridge

This section of the form will need to be completed, stamped and signed by BCPC for you to then return to the address provided on your form.