In March 2023, the government responded to the outcomes of the recent Department for Education’s (DfE) consultation on the Lifelong Loan Entitlement (LLE), which ran between February and May 2022. The Yorkshire Universities (YU) briefing provides an update and reflects on how the Government’s position relates to the points raised in YU’s Response to this consultation, which focused on the potential impacts for place and collaboration.
The LLE is due to be introduced from the start of Academic Year 2025/26, with a phased approach to the expansion of modular funding. The government hope LLE will allow people to study, train, retrain and upskill across Further Education and Higher Education throughout their lives to respond to changing skills needs and employment patterns. The YU briefing looks at how the LLE may impact the HE sector in Yorkshire as well as highlighting outstanding questions.