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

03 May 2018

We can confirm that 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.

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

Your learners will only be able to apply from 14 May if you have confirmed receipt of your 2018/19 loans facility to the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA).

You must not issue LAFILs to learners until you have confirmed receipt of your 2018/19 loans facility, which you will be able to view within the Loan Facility Details screen under the Financials Home section of the Learning Provider Portal.

Please note the LAFIL template has been updated for this year as announced by the ESFA in their Update publication on 28 March 2018.

You can access updated Information and Guidance resources, including useful tools and materials to help you, your colleagues and learners, on our practitioners website.

You will be able to view any 2018/19 applications for your organisation through the Application Information Service within the Learning Provider Portal by selecting the 2018/19 Academic Year drop down from the Learner Information search screen.

Learning Provider Seminars 2018


You are invited to join us at this year’s Learning Provider Seminar Programme. This is an opportunity to share knowledge and gain a detailed insight into the operational policies, systems and resources that support Advanced Learner Loans.

Seminars will take place on 11 May in Manchester, 17 May in Coventry, and 18 and 30 May in London.

To register and for further details visit our events registration website.