News and bulletins
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Find our latest news, bulletins and service updates here
11/04/2019April's bulletin covers ESFA Advanced Learner Loans funding rules, May drawdown dates, the repayment threshold change for Plan 2 customers, future engagement, the return of GDPR agreements, and Partners Support Desk holiday opening hours.
19/03/2019March's bulletin covers reversal of withdrawals, Learning Provider portal enhancements, Service Review forum feedback and reminders to update Contract Manager details and return GDPR agreements.
26/02/2019This month's bulletin covers recent enhancements to the LP Portal, attendance confirmations, Service Review Forum presentations slides and the ESFA growth request information.
25/02/2019Our Advanced Learner Loan Service Review Forums took place in January and February 2019.
06/02/2019In order to meet the February drawdown, please submit your attendance confirmations no later than Thursday 14 February so that we can pay you on Wednesday 20 February.
21/01/2019This month's bulletin covers recent enhancements to the LP Portal, reminders about Contract Manager details, Service Review Forums and GDPR agreements.
11/12/2018Registration is now open for the 2019 Learning Provider Regional Services Review Forums
14/11/2018This month’s bulletin covers an amendment to the Payment Instalment Report, a reminder to confirm attendance, an overview of processing times and a reminder to sign GDPR and Service Agreements.
12/11/2018There have been locations changes to some of the Regional Service Review Forums in January and February 2019.
29/10/2018In order to meet the November drawdown, please submit your attendance confirmations no later than Thursday 15 November so that we can pay you on Wednesday 21 November.
17/10/2018It is important that all Learning Providers sign and return our Service and GDPR agreements as a matter of urgency. We need these agreements in order for you to retain your access rights to the Learning Provider Portal.
16/10/2018We've introduced a new CoC worklist enhancement; resolved a Payment Instalment Report defect; remind you to sign and return your Service and GDPR Agreements; and let you know how to register for our Learning Provider Portal Training Events.
11/09/2018A new Portal enhancement has been made to the change of circumstance functionality; we request that you sign and return your Service and GDPR Agreements if you haven't already done so; and a reminder to check your learners' information is correct before submitting attendance confirmations by 13 September.
14/08/2018We will hold six further Learning Provider Portal training events this November; two new enhancements have been deployed; and we've published a Quick Guide on updating Contract Manager details.
10/08/2018Dates have been released for our Learning Provider Portal Training events later on this year.
02/08/2018You are able to make your attendance confirmation submissions now and must do so by Thursday 9 August so that we can you on Wednesday 15 August.
09/07/2018Notice of enhancements to the Learning Provider Portal, highlighting the importance of up-to-date contact details and information on EU Learners in AY 2019/20.
13/06/2018You can access the plenary and workshop slides from our 2018 Learning Provider Seminar Programme; view ESFA Funding & Performance Management Rules 2018/19 guidance; and learn more about our service and GDPR agreements.
15/05/2018The Advanced Learner Loan 2018/19 online application service, for courses starting from 1 August 2018, is now available to learners. Eligible learners can apply online at www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan.
03/05/2018The Advanced Learner Loan 2018/19 online application service for courses starting from 1 August 2018 will be available to learners from 14 May 2018. Updated Information and Guidance resources are available now.
30/04/2018Providers need to make attendance confirmation submissions by Thursday 10 May to ensure they are paid on Wednesday 16 May.
19/04/2018The 2018/19 Learning and Funding Information letter and updated resources are available on the Practitioners website. There's also a reminder to check the end dates of learners' courses.
11/04/2018You are invited to join us at this year’s Learning Provider Seminar Programme. For further information and to register and book your place please visit www.events-slc.co.uk.
12/03/2018Two enhancements have been made to the Payment Instalment Report; an amend has been made to the Remittance Report; and there's a change to fee charged Change of Circumstance.
13/02/2018View the presentation from our 2017/18 Service Review Forums.
16/01/2018The ESFA's Growth Request form and further guidance is available now.
06/12/2017Enhancements to the Learning Provider Portal
23/11/2017View the presentation from our 2017 LP Provider Training events.
10/10/2017Jo Johnston, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation has released a Written Ministerial Statement.
18/09/2017Enhancements to the Learning Provider Portal
13/09/2017REGISTER AND BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW!
16/08/2017Enhancements to the Learning Provider Portal
13/06/2017Enhancements to the Learning Provider Portal
01/06/2017As part of our ongoing process to improve how we engage with you, we have recently introduced a new FE Account Manager to our team. As a result, we have reviewed how our Account Manager regions are structured to ensure we provide the best service coverage possible.
15/05/2017The Advanced Learner Loan 17/18 online application, for courses starting from the 1st August 2017, is now available to learners.
16/08/2016Announcement of annual updates to Student Loan Interest Rates and Thresholds
02/06/2016The presentations from the May 2016 Learning Provider Seminars are now available!
16/05/2016The Advanced Learner Loan 16/17 online application, for courses starting from the 1st August 2016, is now available to learners.
08/04/2016The 2016 Learning Provider Seminar is now open for registration!
14/01/201624+ Advanced Learning Loans are to be expanded in 2016/17. They will be known as Advanced Learner Loans and will be available to those aged 19 and above and for study at level 3 to level 6.
03/12/2015From academic year 2016/17, the Department for Business Innovation and Skills are expanding Advanced Learner Loans to include those aged 19 - 23 years old and those studying at level 5 and level 6.
23/11/2015Six enhancements were introduced into the LP Portal, including the Auto Cancellation functionality, on Saturday 22nd November.
23/10/2015Two LP Portal system enhancements have been made to the LP Portal on Saturday 24th October.
08/10/2015The Advanced Learning Loans Provider Support Pack has been published by the Skills Funding Agency.
20/08/2015A system enhancement around payment scheduling rules has been made to the LP Portal on Sunday August 23rd 2015
19/03/201515/16 Online Application Launch- 5th May 2015
08/01/201513/14 Notification of Cancellations