2017/18 Advanced Learner Loan application now open

15 May 2017

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

Eligible learners will be able to apply at www.gov.uk/advanced-learning-loan. Please note the learner will need the Learning and Funding Information Letter (LAFIL) to make their application.

Your learners will only be able to apply from the 15th May if you have confirmed receipt of your 2017/18 loans facility to the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) by their deadline.

If you miss that date, the ESFA will include you in the next monthly update to us. You must not issue LAFILs to learners until you have confirmed receipt of your 2017/18 loans facility.

Please note the LAFIL template has been updated for this year and the ESFA have announced this in their Update publication on the 5th April 2017.

Updated Information and Guidance resources are now available.

The Practitioner website provides you with information about the Advanced Learner Loan and some useful tools and materials to help you and share with learners and staff working in your organisation. 

You will be able to view any 17/18 applications for your organisation through the Application Information Service within the Learning Provider Portal by selecting the 17/18 Academic Year drop down from the Learner Information search screen.