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    Advanced learner loans - applications
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    • East Midlands
    • East of England
    • London
    • North East
    • North West
    • Other
    • South East
    • South West
    • West Midlands
    • Yorkshire and the Humber
    • England
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    2014/15 to 2019/20
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    • Total loan amount awarded (£000s)
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    Row groups
    Row group 1
    East Midlands
    East of England
    North East
    North West
    South East
    South West
    West Midlands
    Yorkshire and the Humber
    Row group 2
    Received applications
    Approved applications
    Total loan amount awarded (£000s)
    Column groups
    Column group 1
    This data is not from the latest release
    View latest data: Academic Year 2021/22
    'Advanced learner loans - applications' in East Midlands, East of England, England, London, North East and 6 other locations between 2014/15 and 2019/20
    EnglandReceived 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
    East MidlandsReceived applications4,3605,7606,4104,6504,6004,080
    Approved applications3,7705,1305,6204,1204,0403,630
    Total loan amount awarded (£000s)£9,500£13,700£15,900£11,800£11,500£10,700
    East of EnglandReceived applications6,7406,6007,9406,4106,8305,690
    Approved applications5,7105,7406,8905,6406,1205,070
    Total loan amount awarded (£000s)£15,200£16,500£21,600£18,300£20,100£16,000
    LondonReceived applications12,00015,53017,94015,43013,26011,610
    Approved applications10,16013,84016,28013,87011,95010,690
    Total loan amount awarded (£000s)£28,600£39,100£46,700£40,400£35,300£32,500
    North EastReceived applications5,0806,1707,5007,7705,4605,180
    Approved applications4,2705,4806,4106,8004,8004,620
    Total loan amount awarded (£000s)£9,700£14,700£18,600£19,000£13,700£13,200
    North WestReceived applications10,27012,60012,43011,08010,7909,260
    Approved applications8,65011,16010,7609,5509,4108,000
    Total loan amount awarded (£000s)£23,500£31,800£31,100£27,800£26,900£22,800
    South EastReceived applications6,9607,8108,7307,3707,6806,600
    Approved applications6,0506,6107,7206,5106,8305,930
    Total loan amount awarded (£000s)£14,800£17,200£21,300£18,800£20,000£18,400
    South WestReceived applications7,8509,03010,4109,5909,2309,150
    Approved applications6,4708,0009,1008,4008,1207,840
    Total loan amount awarded (£000s)£17,000£21,900£25,700£23,800£22,500£22,200
    West MidlandsReceived applications6,1508,0709,2408,9208,9608,310
    Approved applications5,2907,1408,1807,7707,6907,240
    Total loan amount awarded (£000s)£13,500£19,500£24,200£23,600£23,600£22,900
    Yorkshire and the HumberReceived applications6,8208,47012,3308,9408,1706,860
    Approved applications5,8207,56010,6707,6207,1606,020
    Total loan amount awarded (£000s)£15,400£19,300£29,500£21,400£21,000£17,700
    OtherReceived applications1,0606107301,3502,6202,680
    Approved applications6805206701,1902,2202,230
    Total loan amount awarded (£000s)£1,700£1,500£1,800£3,000£5,900£6,000


    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).

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