Research has shown a link to keeping the mind clear and alert throughout the years by learning something new frequently.

Swatpro offers support for individuals, both unemployed and those in work, to keep developing their minds.

Whether this is by gaining the vital skills needed to find work and keep a job; or being trained in knowledge and skills through an apprenticeship or access further learning by using the Advanced Learner Loans.

The government has recognised how important having a knowledgeable and skilled workforce is to our economy and is aligning our education system with the best models in the world. Therefore, everyone born on or after 1st September 1997 must stay in some form of education or training until 18. The post-16 options are full-time education (e.g. at a school or college), an apprenticeship or traineeship, or part-time education or training - as well as being employed, self-employed or volunteering for 20 hours or more a week.

Unsure of your next step?

Making these choices can be quite difficult, so if you are unsure of your best pathway and wish to talk to us about what we offer and the support, we offer you. Then please get in contact and we will get back to you.

Advanced Learner Loans Advanced Leaner Loans Terms and Conditions

We are approved to administer these loans for people who are 19 or older on the first day of their course. The course must be for a Level 3, 4, 5 or 6 qualification, for example A Levels or graduate certificate.

Please contact for further information.

A bit about Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are available for people aged 16 and over. Apprenticeships can only be completed in work. They are suitable for people who are new to the job, or for people to upskill within the workplace.

They are industry designed to support people within work to gain the skills that are needed to do the job. They can last for a few years and complete only when the end point assessment is completed and achieved.They start at an equivalent to GSCE level and raise through to degree levels.