Data set from Further education and skills

Advanced learner loans - applications

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Advanced learner loan applications and total loan amount awarded

Academic year: 2014/15 to 2020/21

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

Filters: Characteristics (Age, Gender and UK status ), Provider Type, Qualification type and Sector subject area (tier 1)

Data set details

Further education
Further education and skills
Release type
Geographic levels
National, Regional
  • Approved applications
  • Received applications
  • Total loan amount awarded (£000s)
  • Characteristic
  • Provider type
  • Qualification type
Time period
2014/15 to 2020/21

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
201415Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandTotalTotalTotalTotalTotal6728056870148800
201415Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandGenderMaleTotalTotalTotal186101531044900
201415Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandGenderFemaleTotalTotalTotal4867041550104000
201415Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandAge group19-23TotalTotalTotalzzz
201415Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandAge group24-30TotalTotalTotal270002268063300

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 7 variables
Variable nameVariable description
apps_approvedApproved applications
apps_receivedReceived applications
loan_amount_awarded_in_thousandsTotal loan amount awarded (£000s)
provider_typeProvider type


  1. 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
  2. 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
  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. '~' 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. Applications received include processed and unprocessed applications but exclude those Cancelled, Deleted, In Data Entry and Ineligible (except where stated)
  7. For 2019/20, the sector subject area unknowns are under review

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