The Student Loans Company provide and participate in seminar events within the Further Education and Skills sector. Information and workshop presentations from our most recent seminars are detailed below.

Advanced Learner Loan Learning Provider Seminars 2017

The Student Loans Company (SLC) is pleased to announce the dates for the upcoming Advanced Learner Loans Learning Provider Seminars 2017. 

This is an opportunity to share knowledge and gain a detailed insight into the operational policy, systems and resources that support Advanced Learner Loan. SLC and the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) are seeking to optimise provider interaction and preparation for AY17/18, considering the latest changes in operational and funding policy, system administration, recruitment good practice and government regulatory policy.

Book out your diary for your regional seminar:

27 April 2017 New Continental Hotel, Plymouth
10 May 2017 Met Hotel, Leeds
11 May 2017 AMBA Hotel Marble Arch, London
16 May 2017 AMBA Hotel Marble Arch, London
17 May 2017 Crowne Plaza, Stratford-Upon-Avon

Further information and registration for this event is available on our SLC Events website.

September 2016 - New Learning Provider Seminar

SLC recently delivered 2 seminars aimed at Learning Providers who were new to the administration requirements of Advanced Learner Loans.

In the first session colleagues from the Information, Advise and Guidance (IAG)Team took delegates through the key elements of the Advanced Learning Loans process; from Application to Assessment, and repayment. Please note: the IAG team have since changed their name to Funding Information Partner Account Manager Team, the new team name is referenced within the seminar presentation.

FE Account Managers then focused on the business to business processes with regards to the administration of the loans through the Learning Provider Portal. Delegates were guided through the Advanced Learner Loans Policy, the Learning Provider Portal, and SLC’s expectations of Learning Provider compliance with regards to the Service Standards referenced in the Funding Rules.

New Learning Providers Seminar presentation

May 2016 - Learning Provider Seminar

This year there was a specific focus on the expansion of the Advanced Learner Loans policy and how it will affect Learning Providers and their learners.

Based on feedback from previous years the seminars were more interactive; which gave delegates a chance to meet in groups to discuss plans and business processes with colleagues from BIS, ESFA, SLC and other Learning Providers. Delegates also had the opportunity to attend tailored workshops, depending on whether they were new to Advanced Learner Loans, or had more experience working with the SLC systems.

The programme offered a wide range of subjects, which provided a good insight into SLC’s services to learners as well as insight into services supplied by the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and other partner organisations.


SLC Plenary

BIS Plenary


(ESFA) Loan Funding, Allocations & Learning Aims

Ask a Provider

Best Practice for Established Providers

Customer Services & Processing

Learner Information Guidance & Application Support

New to Advanced Learner Loans


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