Official Statistics

The Student Loans Company (SLC) publishes Official Statistics on behalf of the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the devolved administrations.

Official Statistics (including National Statistics)

Some of these statistics are currently National Statistics.

The SLC publishes one statistical series for Student Support awards (loan rates, loan take up, grants awarded, etc) on an academic year basis. The series for England has been assessed by the UK Statistics Authority and has been designated as National Statistics. The next publication is in November 2014.

The statistical series for Student Support awards (loan rates, loan take up, grants awarded, etc) on an academic year basis for Wales and Northern Ireland have not been assessed by the UK Statistics Authority and, therefore, do not carry the designation of National Statistics. The next publications are on 28 November 2013

The statistical series for Student Loans debt and repayment on a financial year basis for Wales and Northern Ireland have not been assessed by the UK Statistics Authority and, therefore, do not carry the designation of National Statistics. The next publications are in June 2014.

In 2009 the SLC started an Official Statistics series for Income Contingent Loan repayments by repayment cohort. The next publications are in June 2014.

In 2014 the SLC started an Official Statistics series for 24+ Advanced Learning Loans in Further Education. The next publication is in June 2014.

In 2009 the SLC started an Official Statistics series for Student Finance England application processing for the academic year.

The series continued in 2010, 2011 and 2012 but was discontinued in 2013.

Follow this link to see the basis on which the series was discontinued.

Links are provided to all past SLC publications.

 

Code of Practice for Official Statistics

The SLC adheres to the Code of Practice for Statistics as published by the UK Statistics Authority.

As part of that code SLC publishes a set of documents.

Revisions Policy (pdf 32.8 KB)

Statement of administrative sources (pdf 41.7 KB)

Quality Guidelines (pdf 184 KB)

Statement on data confidentiality (pdf 116 KB)