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The Advanced Learner Loans Stakeholders Group is a joint group between SLC and the Skills Funding Agency (SFA), appointed by the Department for Education (DfE).
Advanced Learner Loans are for learners studying a Further Education course at an approved college or training organisation in England.
The purpose of this group is to:
|Chair - Leicester College Principal||Verity Hancock|
|Association of Employment and Learning Providers||Paul Warner||AELP|
|Association of Colleges||Julian Gravatt||AoC|
|Learning and Work Institute||Fiona Aldridge||L&WI|
|National Union of Students||Alan Roberts||NUS|
|Joint Council of Qualifications||Andy Walls||JCQ|
|Stockton Riverside College||Phil Hastie|
|Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs||Alex Lawrence||HMRC|
|Department for Education||Paul Robinson||DfE|
|Education & Skills Funding Agency||Ann Grant||ESFA|
|Federation of Awarding Bodies||Tom Berwick||FAB|
|Preston's College||Dianne Allott|
|Beacon Education Partnership||Christian Wilkins|
|Ixion Holdings||Janice Redhead|
|LD Training Services||Linda Johnson|
|Student Loans Company||various||SLC|
The Advanced Learner Loans Stakeholders Group meet at key points during the loans work programme.
Key outputs from previous meeting
3 October 2017
The group discussed operational performance of the 2017/18 Advanced Learner Loans service, noting that processing targets were being consistently being met, with 98.9% of online applications processed within 5 days and 99.3% of paper applications processed within 20 days.
They reviewed Learning Provider Service Standard compliance in the context of increased volumes of Change of Circumstances and discussed the work being undertaken by SLC FE Account Managers with providers. The group were also updated on Learning Provider satisfaction survey results, noting the 76.6% satisfaction level from FE partners. They also discussed SLC's programme of training and engagement events including the programme of Learning Provider portal training events and Winter Service Review Forums.