Advanced Learner Loan Bulletin – January 2019

Advanced Learner Loan Bulletin – January 2019

21 January 2019

Enhancement to the Learning Provider Portal

The following enhancement has been made to the Learning Provider Portal:

An update has been made to prevent unpaid attendance confirmations from being altered to 'Not in Attendance’ within the Detailed Learner Screen or Attendance worklist where the application was at a current work stage of either ‘Suspended’ or ‘Withdrawn’. This is to prevent Post Liability applications being cancelled.

You can find Attendance Confirmation guidance on the Quick Guides webpage.

Are your Contract Manager Details up to date?

Please check that the Contract Manager details on the Learning Provider Portal are correct. The information can be found on the Learning Provider Details page. This will provide you with a view of the information we've received from the ESFA for your organisation, including details of your Contract Manager.

Take a look at our Quick Guide, Updating Contract Manager Details, that outlines how to view Learning Provider Details and explains the process and timeline for updating Contract Manager information.

Have you registered for our Service Review Forums?

Registration is still open for some of our annual Service Review Forums, these are taking place between January and February 2019 across a number of different locations in England.

This is an opportunity for Learning Providers to participate in small discussion groups to discuss the administrative requirements of Advanced Learner Loans. We will provide you with an update on AY 2018/19 application trends and statistics, review opportunities for best practice in line with our Service Standards and provide an overview of enhancements to the Learning Provider Portal, giving you an opportunity to feedback on all areas of the Learning Provider and SLC Partnership.

Spaces are filling up quickly and so to secure your place visit the events website.

Reminder for Growth Requests

The second ESFA Performance Management point is coming up in February 2019. The growth request form will be published on the GOV.UK website on the 15 February 2019.

GDPR Agreement

In May 2018 we issued all Learning Providers a GDPR Agreement, requesting this to be signed and returned as soon as possible. We have had over 75% of agreements signed and returned to us at this point. We realise that you may not be directly responsible for signing the Agreement, but we ask you to please liaise with your appropriate colleagues to ensure you return this to us as soon as possible, if you have not already done so.

It is important that the Agreement is returned in order for you to retain your access rights to the Learning Provider Portal.

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