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:
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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|
|Mont Rose College of Management and Sciences||645|
|RTC Education Ltd T/A Regent College||580|
|Nelson College London||580|
|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|
|Other Providers (50 or Fewer Students)||105|
|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|