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Summary of the responses we received, along with the government’s response outlining the next steps.
We’re proposing maintenance loans for higher-level learners in technical and professional education. This includes the new National Colleges and learning at the emerging Institutes of Technology. We want to remove the up-front cost and increase the uptake of technical and professional learning in sectors that are important to the economy.
We’ll use evidence gathered through this consultation to make decisions on:
- whether introducing the loans would increase take up
- scope of the loans
- eligibility to receive the loans
We would like views from colleges and independent providers in the further education sector, including National Colleges, higher education institutions and other interested bodies.