Students: Loans

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 12th February 2014.

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Photo of Liam Byrne Liam Byrne Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many students in each private university (a) have access to the student loan system, (b) are studying HNCs and HNDs and (c) are non-UK EU students using the Student Loan Company.

Photo of David Willetts David Willetts Minister of State (Universities and Science)

holding answer 11 February 2014

While we do not estimate the number of students eligible for student support at individual Alternative Providers of Higher Education, or the numbers studying specifically for HNCs and HNDs, we do publish information on the number of students at Alternative Providers who are accessing Student Loans.

Statistics on students who have been awarded and paid student support are published by the Student Loans Company (SLC) in its annual publication 'Student Support for Higher Education in England'. The latest available statistics were published on 28th November 2013 at the following link:

Additional tables were issued on 28 January 2014 which included a breakdown of expenditure on Tuition Fee Loans, Maintenance Loans and Combined Grants by Higher Education provider1. These statistics included the number of EU (non-UK) domiciled students accessing Tuition Fee Loans and can also be found at the link provided above.

Information on the qualification aims of students receiving financial support is not routinely published as it is not recorded in a standard format. However, estimates of the number of full-time students in receipt of student support and undertaking Higher National Diplomas (HNDs) and Higher National Certificates (HNCs) are provided in the table.

1 If the number of students receiving student support is 50 or less then the Provider is not identified separately in the statistics.

Students paid tuition fee loans with HND and HNC qualification aims, England domiciled students in the UK and EU (non-UK) students in England, Alternative Providers of Higher Education, academic year 2012/13
Provider name Number of students paid tuition fee loans
St Patrick's International College 4,140
London School of Business and Finance 1,345
London School of Science and Technology 1,200
Icon College of Technology and Management 1,075
Essex International College 1,035
ICE Academy 845
Mont Rose College of Management and Sciences 645
RTC Education Ltd T/A Regent College 580
Nelson College London 580
Williams College 505
The London College, UCK 425
London School of Business and Management 365
UK College of Business and Computing Ltd 330
London Churchill College 310
Fairfield School of Business 185
West London College of Business and Management Sciences 185
ABI College 60
Other Providers (50 or Fewer Students) 105
Total 13,905
Note: These statistics refer to expenditure up to 31 August 2013 of the 2012/13 academic year. Start dates at Alternative Providers of Higher Education are less typical than other institutions hence further payments may occur after 31 August, which is the end of the standard academic year. Source: Student Loans Company

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