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Many of Qualifi’s UK regulated qualifications are now recognised for Advanced learning Loans. Additional information relating to student eligibility for Advanced Learning Loans can be found here https://www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan/overview For more information on our qualifications please contact us.  
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Full article here – http://www.bbc.com/news/education-41796728 Extracts below. Scrapping interest on student loans and extending the time limit on paying it back could help to avoid a future debt crisis, a centre-right think tank says. UK 2020 is proposing that interest on all student loans – typically 6% a year – should be scrapped. This would reduce...
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Further information here: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/office-for-students-regulatory-framework-for-higher-education This consultation sets out the context for the creation of the Office for Students and for the proposed regulatory approach and the detail of that proposed approach. This consultation seeks your views on: the proposed risk-based regulatory approach for the higher education sector the guidance on the conditions, behaviours, and evidence...
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Full article here – https://feweek.co.uk/2017/09/22/massive-1bn-fe-loans-underspend-revealed/ Extracts below A massive 58 percent of FE loans funding – amounting to almost £1 billion – has not been spent since 2013, FE Week can reveal. The Student Loans Company, which processes advanced learner loans on behalf of the Education and Skills Funding Agency, revealed that just £652 million in loan-funded...
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Full article here – https://feweek.co.uk/2017/09/29/revealed-200m-adult-education-budget-underspend/ Extracts below: Multiple sources have confirmed to FE Week that around 13 percent of the £1.5 billion AEB budget went unspent in 2016/17 – a situation sector leaders described as “worrying” and “frustrating”. David Hughes, the AoC’s chief executive, said he has been discussing the underspend with the ESFA to...
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Qualifi Awarding Organisation is proud to be involved in and support this initiative through our work with PAM Education and their work with the Tianjin Education Commission (TEC) and colleges in the UK. Below are extracts from a document published by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China in July 2017. The...
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Full article here – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/2017/10/17/45m-ineligible-student-loans-sent-students-alternative-university/ Extracts below. The number of students studying at the private institutions, known as alternative providers, has more than quadrupled since 2010, following a Government drive to get more students into higher education. Their courses are currently £3,000 cheaper than universities, with students permitted to apply for loans to cover tuition...
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Full article here – https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/oct/14/student-loans-former-education-secretary-morgan-to-lead-inquiry Extracts below: Nicky Morgan, the former education secretary, is to lead an inquiry into the rising costs of the controversial student loans system in England and its possible replacement by a graduate tax. “Student loan debt is projected to be around £160bn within six years, and the government has announced...
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Full article here – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/2017/10/09/universities-must-prioritise-students-research-interests-says/ Extracts below Research in universities must not eclipse students’ interests, the head of a new higher education watchdog has said. Nicola Dandridge, chief executive of the Office for Students (OfS) said that while research is essential, it must not be pursued at the expense of students. Her warning comes amid a growing...
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Theresa May announced change, along with a freeze in fee levels and review of student funding, at Tory party conference Full article here – https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/oct/01/tuition-fee-repayment-earnings-threshold-rise-to-25000 Extracts: Speaking at the start of the Conservative party conference in Manchester, Theresa May announced plans to raise the income level that triggers student loan repayments for recent graduates in...
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