Important updates for the service.
Service Review Forums March 2024 - Register and book your place now!
We'll be running a series of forums in March 2024. We’ll share information about academic year 2024/25 and the current academic year, and we'll discuss best practice by looking at it from a provider perspective. We’ll also reflect on how the FE sector is evolving. You’ll have the opportunity to feed back on all areas of the Learning Provider and the SLC partnership. For more information on dates and locations and how to register, please click the link below.
Lifelong Learning Entitlement - OfS update
A third category of registration was due to be introduced by the Office for Students (OfS) to provide an approach for smaller providers offering level 4 and 5 qualifications. The Government has decided to allow these providers longer to prepare for registration with OfS to allow access to the LLE. To support this, the Government is extending existing advanced learner loan funding for a further 2 years until 2027, for providers who have not registered with OfS under either of the 2 existing categories.
ESFA performance management review - January 2024
The final Advanced Learner Loan performance management review point for academic year 2023/24 is on 18 January 2024. You'll need to have used 90% or more of your loan facility to be in scope for a growth award. If you do not meet the criteria but need growth, an exceptional case template will be available from 4 January. You can track your facility usage with the Loan Facility Details report. Find more information in the funding rules.
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Advanced Learner Loan bulletin- February 2024
Our bulletin for February has information on Learning Provider Forums, service standards and cyber-attacks.
Advanced Learner Loan bulletin - January 2024
Our January bulletin has information about Learning Provider forums, January performance management review point, LLE and the February fixed quarter.
Advanced Learner Loan bulletin - December 2023
Our December bulletin has information about the January performance management review point, ALL forums, Lifelong Learning Entitlement and more.
Easy access to important information.
Learning Provider Portal user guide
Guidance for using the Learning Provider Portal.
Advanced Learner Loan factsheets
Quick reference quides for administering Advanced Learner Loans.
Your and our responsibilities in the event of a cyber-attack or security incident.
Most popular guidance chapters
Quickly see our most popular guidance chapters.
Instructions on how to use the attendance worklist in the LP Portal.Read more
Creating pre- and post-liability CoCs
An introduction to creating Change of Circumstance notifications.Read more
Payment Instalment Report
An introduction to the payment instalment report and how to access it.Read more
Payment and drawdown calendar for academic year 2023/24
The calendar shows the attendance confirmation and payment dates in each month.Read more