Advanced Learner Loan Bulletin – April 2019

April's ALL bulletin

11 April 2019

ESFA Advanced Learner Loans Funding Rules and Learning and Funding Information Letter for AY 2019/20

The ESFA has published the Advanced Learner Loans Funding Rules and issued a suggested template for the Learning and Funding Information Letter (LAFIL) for 2019 to 2020.

If you have any queries about these documents, please contact your ESFA Territory Manager.

May Fixed Quarter – Drawdown Deadline 9 May

The May fixed quarter drawdown deadline date is 9 May.

Due to the Easter break and early May bank holiday, you may have fewer working days than usual to submit your attendance reporting. Please plan your time and resources accordingly.

Repayment Threshold Change – 6 April

The repayment threshold for Plan 2 customers (loans taken out from 1 September 2012) has increased to £25,725 effective from 6 April 2019. You can find further information here.

Future Engagement

We are planning regional half-day events commencing in mid-November. Guest speakers are likely to include ESFA and representatives from our SFE processing teams.

These regional events will be held instead of the Annual Seminar which usually takes place at the end of April and throughout May. Further information will follow later in the year.

Service and GDPR Agreements

We would like to thank you if you have already signed and returned the GDPR Agreement.

If you have not done so, please ensure that this is signed and returned as quickly as possible. It is important that you return this to retain your access rights to the Learning Provider Portal.

If you have any questions about the service and GDPR agreements, please get in touch with us at

Support Desk – Easter and Early May Bank Holiday Opening

The Partners Support Desk will be closed on Good Friday, Easter Monday and Monday 6 May.