Data set from Further education and skills

Advanced learner loans - Applications, Loan amount awarded by Sex, Age, UK status, Qualification Type, SSA, Provider Type

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Advanced learner loan applications and total loan amount awarded

Academic years: 2014/15 to 2022/23 full academic years

Indicators: Approved applications, Received applications, Total loan amount awarded (£000s) 

Filters: Characteristic (Age, Sex), Provider type, Qualification type, UK status  and Sector subject area

Data set details

Further education
Further education and skills
Release type
Geographic levels
National, Regional
  • Approved applications
  • Received applications
  • Total loan amount awarded (£000s)
  • Qualification type
Time period
2014/15 to 2022/23

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
201415Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandTotalTotal6728056870148800
201415Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandGenderMale186101531044900
201415Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandGenderFemale4867041550104000
201415Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandAge group19-23zzz
201415Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandAge group24-30270002268063300

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 4 variables
Variable nameVariable description
apps_approvedApproved applications
apps_receivedReceived applications
breakdownQualification type
loan_amount_awarded_in_thousandsTotal loan amount awarded (£000s)


  1. From 2013/14 to 2015/16 loans were available for learners ages 24 or older studying full Level 3 and Level 4 qualifications. From 2016/17, Advanced Learner Loans were extended to learners aged 19 or older on the first day of their course and studying at Levels 3 to 6, and are not directly comparable to earlier years.
  2. Applications received include processed and unprocessed applications but exclude those Cancelled, Deleted, In Data Entry and Ineligible (except where stated).
  3. Volumes are rounded to the nearest ten, except for the Total loan amount awarded, which are rounded to the nearest hundred. Figures may not sum due to rounding. 'low' Indicates a base value of fewer than five for the cohort combination.
  4. Applications closed on the following 31 July for each academic year respectively. Final application data is as at 30 September for each academic year (August to July).
  5. The sum of applications may not equal the actual total number of applications as there may be duplicates in the learner breakdowns categories and qualification levels. 
  6. 2018/19 data for provider type 'Other public funded' has been revised slightly here to include around 30 applications (received/approved) which were previously included in the 'Private Sector public funded' category.

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