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Students: Loans

Question for Department for Education

UIN 50126, tabled on 25 October 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of further education institutions in England offer courses funded by advanced learner loans.

Answered on

9 November 2016

723 providers have Advanced Learner Loans facility agreements with the Skills Funding Agency (SFA). This gives the provider the ability to offer loans-funded provision to learners, and to receive loan payments from the Student Loans Company on behalf of learners.

Of mainstream providers who are in receipt of an Adult Education Budget or Adult Apprenticeship funding from the SFA, 63% have an Advanced Learner Loans facility agreement.

There are providers that hold Advanced Learner Loans facility agreements and have received this agreement through open application, but do not have funding agreement with the SFA – these are not included in this percentage.