Education, training and skills

Schools and academies, further and higher education, apprenticeships and other skills training, student funding, early years.


  1. Student finance login

    Your student finance online account - check payment dates, track an application, change details, reset password, find customer reference numbers

  2. Student finance

    Student finance - student loans or student grants for tuition fees and living costs, extra help, student loan repayments

  3. Apply for free school meals

    Check if your child can get free school meals - and find out how to apply on your local authority’s website

  4. Apply online for student finance

    Apply online for student finance - online applications for student finance including Tuition Fee Loans, Maintenance Loans and Grants.

  5. Find an apprenticeship

    Register your profile, search vacancies and apply for an apprenticeship - you must be 16 or over

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Coronavirus (COVID-19): school closures
  2. Coronavirus (COVID-19): Closure of educational settings: information for parents and carers
  3. Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on vulnerable children and young people
  4. Coronavirus (COVID-19): free school meals guidance
  5. Coronavirus (COVID-19): maintaining educational provision
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News and communications

  1. Awarding vocational and technical qualifications this summer
  2. ESFA: Business Update
  3. ESFA Update: 8 April 2020
  4. Sellafield Ltd Apprentice Recruitment
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Research and statistics

  1. Advanced Learner Loans Paid in England, AY 2019/20, Aug to Jan
  2. Early years foundation stage profile results: 2018 to 2019
  3. Higher education provider data: Business and community interaction: 2018 to 2019
  4. Department for Education – Statistics at DfE
  5. Higher education provider data: finance 2018 to 2019
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Consultation on Guidance on malpractice and maladministration
  2. Consultation on new statutory guidance for Condition F1
  3. Consultation on changes to the Conditions of Recognition
  4. Regulating Performance Table Qualifications
  5. Review of the student loan sale programme
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Free schools and UTCs: successful applications
  2. Local authority interactive tool (LAIT)
  3. Awarding organisations: scope of recognition
  4. New school proposals
  5. SLC Gender Pay Gap Report 2019
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