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Learning Provider Regional Service Review Forums 2019 – Register Now!

11/12/2018

Registration is now open for the 2019 Learning Provider Regional Services Review Forums

Advanced Learner Loan Bulletin – November 2018

14/11/2018

This 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.

Regional Service Review Forums 2019 Change to Locations

12/11/2018

There have been locations changes to some of the Regional Service Review Forums in January and February 2019.

Submit your attendance confirmations by 15 November

29/10/2018

In 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.

Don't be left out in the cold... take action to return our Service and GDPR Agreements

17/10/2018

It 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.

Advanced Learner Loan Bulletin – October 2018

16/10/2018

We'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.

Advanced Learner Loan Bulletin – September 2018

11/09/2018

A 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.

Advanced Learner Loan Bulletin – August 2018

14/08/2018

We 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.

Learning Provider Portal Training Events – Save the Date

10/08/2018

Dates have been released for our Learning Provider Portal Training events later on this year.

Attendance Confirmation Submission Deadline 9 August 2018

02/08/2018

You 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.

Advanced Learner Loan Bulletin – July 2018

09/07/2018

Notice 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.

Learning Provider Bulletin - June 2018

13/06/2018

You 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.

Advanced Learner Loan 2018/19 online application service now open

15/05/2018

The 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.

Advanced Learner Loan 2018/19 online application service arrives 14 May 2018

03/05/2018

The 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.

Attendance Confirmation Submission May deadline approaching

30/04/2018

Providers need to make attendance confirmation submissions by Thursday 10 May to ensure they are paid on Wednesday 16 May.

Learning Provider Bulletin - April 2018

19/04/2018

The 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.

Learning Provider Seminars 2018 - Registration Open

11/04/2018

You 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.

Learning Provider Bulletin - March 2018

12/03/2018

Two 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.

Advanced Learner Loans - Service Review Forums presentation

13/02/2018

View the presentation from our 2017/18 Service Review Forums.

Learning Provider Bulletin January 2018

16/01/2018

The ESFA's Growth Request form and further guidance is available now.

Learning Provider Bulletin December 2017

06/12/2017

Enhancements to the Learning Provider Portal

Learning Provider Training Event

23/11/2017

View the presentation from our 2017 LP Provider Training events.

England repayment threshold change and Tuition fee level for 2018/19

10/10/2017

Jo Johnston, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation has released a Written Ministerial Statement.

Learning Provider Bulletin September 2017

18/09/2017

Enhancements to the Learning Provider Portal

Learning Provider Training Events 2017

13/09/2017

REGISTER AND BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW!

Learning Provider Bulletin August 2017

16/08/2017

Enhancements to the Learning Provider Portal

Advanced Learner Loan Bulletin June 2017

13/06/2017

Enhancements to the Learning Provider Portal

FE Account Manager Region & Contact Update

01/06/2017

As 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.

2017/18 Advanced Learner Loan application now open

15/05/2017

The Advanced Learner Loan 17/18 online application, for courses starting from the 1st August 2017, is now available to learners.

EU Nationals update

26/10/2016


Changes to Interest Rates and Thresholds

16/08/2016

Announcement of annual updates to Student Loan Interest Rates and Thresholds

Learning Provider Bulletin - Update of LA 60126292

28/07/2016


Learning Provider Bulletin - July 2016

04/07/2016


May 2016 Learning Provider Seminar Presentations

02/06/2016

The presentations from the May 2016 Learning Provider Seminars are now available!

The Advanced Learner Loans 16/17 online application is now open

16/05/2016

The Advanced Learner Loan 16/17 online application, for courses starting from the 1st August 2016, is now available to learners.

2016 Learning Provider Seminars

08/04/2016

The 2016 Learning Provider Seminar is now open for registration!

ALL Provider Bulletin - Advanced Learner Loans Expansion

14/01/2016

24+ 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.

Learning Provider Bulletin - December - Advanced Learner Loans Expansion

03/12/2015

From 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.

Learning Provider Bulletin - November 2015 Enhancements

23/11/2015

Six enhancements were introduced into the LP Portal, including the Auto Cancellation functionality, on Saturday 22nd November.

Learning Provider Bulletin - October 2015

23/10/2015

Two LP Portal system enhancements have been made to the LP Portal on Saturday 24th October.

Learning Provider Bulletin - September 2015

08/10/2015


Learning Provider Bulletin - October 2015

08/10/2015

The Advanced Learning Loans Provider Support Pack has been published by the Skills Funding Agency.

Learning Provider Bulletin - August 2015

20/08/2015

A system enhancement around payment scheduling rules has been made to the LP Portal on Sunday August 23rd 2015

Learning Provider Bulletin - June 2015

26/06/2015


Learning Provider Bulletin - May 2015

19/03/2015

15/16 Online Application Launch- 5th May 2015

Learning Provider Bulletin - January 2015

08/01/2015

13/14 Notification of Cancellations

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21/04/2015