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    Further education and skills
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    Advanced learner loans - applications
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    • England
  4. Step 4 Choose time period

    Time period
    2014/15 to 2019/20
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    Indicators
    • Approved applications
    • Received applications
    • Total loan amount awarded (£000s)
    Characteristic
    • Total
    Provider type
    • Total
    Qualification type
    • Total
    Sector subject area
    • Total
    • Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care
    • Arts, Media and Publishing
    • Business, Administration and Law
    • Construction, Planning and the Built Environment
    • Education and Training
    • Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies
    • Health, Public Services and Care
    • History, Philosophy and Theology
    • Information and Communication Technology
    • Languages, Literature and Culture
    • Leisure, Travel and Tourism
    • Preparation for Life and Work
    • Retail and Commercial Enterprise
    • Science and Mathematics
    • Social Sciences
    • Unknown/Not applicable
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    Row groups
    Row group 1
    Total
    Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care
    Arts, Media and Publishing
    Business, Administration and Law
    Construction, Planning and the Built Environment
    Education and Training
    Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies
    Health, Public Services and Care
    History, Philosophy and Theology
    Information and Communication Technology
    Languages, Literature and Culture
    Leisure, Travel and Tourism
    Preparation for Life and Work
    Retail and Commercial Enterprise
    Science and Mathematics
    Social Sciences
    Unknown/Not applicable
    Row group 2
    Received applications
    Approved applications
    Total loan amount awarded (£000s)
    Column groups
    Column group 1
    2014/15
    2015/16
    2016/17
    2017/18
    2018/19
    2019/20
    This data is not from the latest release
    View latest data: Academic Year 2021/22
    'Advanced learner loans - applications' for Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care, Arts, Media and Publishing, Business, Administration and Law, Construction, Planning and the Built Environment, Education and Training and 11 other filters in England between 2014/15 and 2019/20
    2014/152015/162016/172017/182018/192019/20
    TotalReceived applications67,28080,65093,66081,51077,61069,400
    Approved applications56,87071,19082,29071,46068,33061,280
    Total loan amount awarded (£000s)£148,800£195,200£236,200£208,000£200,300£182,400
    Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal CareReceived applications1,5001,3402,1401,8901,9201,740
    Approved applications1,3101,2201,9101,6401,7101,530
    Total loan amount awarded (£000s)£5,900£5,300£9,700£8,300£8,700£7,300
    Arts, Media and PublishingReceived applications2,3901,9004,0303,6903,4903,080
    Approved applications2,0301,6303,5403,2003,0302,740
    Total loan amount awarded (£000s)£7,800£6,600£15,100£13,800£13,500£12,200
    Business, Administration and LawReceived applications9,37013,98013,6009,9209,8807,890
    Approved applications7,72012,09011,9708,8008,8207,150
    Total loan amount awarded (£000s)£15,600£27,600£28,700£20,800£22,000£18,000
    Construction, Planning and the Built EnvironmentReceived applications2,8803,6203,7903,7103,1502,550
    Approved applications2,5403,2903,3703,3102,7402,310
    Total loan amount awarded (£000s)£9,300£12,900£13,300£13,100£10,600£8,900
    Education and TrainingReceived applications9,3009,5509,0107,2105,9504,920
    Approved applications8,4008,8308,1506,5005,4204,480
    Total loan amount awarded (£000s)£13,400£15,000£15,000£12,300£10,200£8,200
    Engineering and Manufacturing TechnologiesReceived applications1,3401,1801,8502,0901,9902,100
    Approved applications1,1701,0401,6401,8001,6601,780
    Total loan amount awarded (£000s)£4,700£4,500£7,000£7,500£7,200£8,300
    Health, Public Services and CareReceived applications21,65024,81028,14023,32025,20021,070
    Approved applications17,99021,64024,64020,16022,21018,720
    Total loan amount awarded (£000s)£50,000£62,300£69,100£57,300£61,600£51,900
    History, Philosophy and TheologyReceived applications50043055051043070
    Approved applications42035046043036060
    Total loan amount awarded (£000s)£1,200£1,000£1,300£1,200£1,100£100
    Information and Communication TechnologyReceived applications1,0301,1701,6901,4501,190890
    Approved applications8001,0001,4301,2601,000770
    Total loan amount awarded (£000s)£2,600£3,400£5,300£4,700£4,000£3,000
    Languages, Literature and CultureReceived applications250290320330290280
    Approved applications240270310320270240
    Total loan amount awarded (£000s)£200£200£400£400£300£400
    Leisure, Travel and TourismReceived applications4,9708,2308,5207,8306,9006,080
    Approved applications4,2207,5707,5807,1306,2605,280
    Total loan amount awarded (£000s)£10,300£20,200£19,700£18,900£16,200£13,700
    Preparation for Life and WorkReceived applications10010000
    Approved applications10010000
    Total loan amount awarded (£000s)~£0~£0£0£0
    Retail and Commercial EnterpriseReceived applications7,1009,45014,17012,01011,99010,780
    Approved applications6,0308,33012,33010,51010,5009,260
    Total loan amount awarded (£000s)£17,000£24,500£36,500£30,800£31,700£28,500
    Science and MathematicsReceived applications1,8702,0903,1502,7702,5901,810
    Approved applications1,5801,7702,7402,3202,1701,570
    Total loan amount awarded (£000s)£5,200£5,400£8,400£7,300£6,800£4,900
    Social SciencesReceived applications2,0602,0902,6702,5102,6301,890
    Approved applications1,7501,7302,2202,0602,1701,640
    Total loan amount awarded (£000s)£5,100£5,100£6,500£6,100£6,400£4,800
    Unknown/Not applicableReceived applications052002,260104,270
    Approved applications043002,030103,760
    Total loan amount awarded (£000s)£0£1,100£0£5,500~£12,000

    Footnotes

    1. Applications received include processed and unprocessed applications but exclude those Cancelled, Deleted, In Data Entry and Ineligible (except where stated).
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
    4. 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.
    5. 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).
    6. For 2019/20, the sector subject area unknown volumes are under review.

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