Advanced Learner Loan 2018/19 online application service now open

15 May 2018

We can confirm that 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 They will need their Learning and Funding Information Letter (LAFIL) to make an application.

Your learners will only be able to apply from today 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 can 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 still have time to register for our final seminar on Wednesday 30 May in London.

The seminar is an opportunity to share knowledge and gain a detailed insight into the operational policies, systems and resources that support Advanced Learner Loans.

You can register and find further details on our events registration website.