Dear Student Loans Company Limited,
As you are aware, the offer of degrees with a "Foundation Year" of level 3 study has become increasingly popular.

Please provide, for each of the last 4 academic years:

1) The number of students studying at level 3 funded by tuition fee loans provided by the Student Loans Company.
2) The total amount of funding provided using tuition fee loans for study at level 3.
3) The number of students paying £9000 or greater annual tuition fees for study at level 3.
4) The number of students out of (1) who withdrew, suspended or were removed from their studies prior to commencement of study at level 4 having enrolled at level 3.

Kind regards,
Sean Brawley

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Dear Mr Brawley

Thank you for your email dated 09/08/2019.

Your request is being considered under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (“FOIA”).

Your request has been allocated reference number 146-19.

We will respond to you under the terms of the FOIA and within 20 working
days.

We will contact you further for clarification of your request if this is
considered necessary.

Yours sincerely

Ray Gribben| Solicitor
Student Loans Company
100 Bothwell Street, Glasgow G2 7JD
ext: 33841 direct dial: 0141 243 3841

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FOI Requests, Y Cwmni Benthyciadau i Fyfyrwyr

Dear Mr Brawley

I refer to your email dated 09 August 2019 requesting the following
information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (“FOIA”)and to which
we assigned FOI Ref 146-19:

"As you are aware, the offer of degrees with a "Foundation Year" of level 3
study has become increasingly popular.

Please provide, for each of the last 4 academic years:

1) The number of students studying at level 3 funded by tuition fee loans
provided by the Student Loans Company.
2) The total amount of funding provided using tuition fee loans for study
at level 3.
3) The number of students paying £9000 or greater annual tuition fees for
study at level 3.
4) The number of students out of (1) who withdrew, suspended or were
removed from their studies prior to commencement of study at level 4 having
enrolled at level 3."

Response

In considering your request, we investigated what might be meant by "level
3 study". We noted that this could refer to "level 3" qualifications such
as:

A level
access to higher education diploma
advanced apprenticeship
applied general
AS level
international Baccalaureate diploma
level 3 award
level 3 certificate
level 3 diploma
level 3 ESOL
level 3 national certificate
level 3 national diploma
level 3 NVQ
music grades 6, 7 and 8
tech level

However, Student Loans Company limited ("SLC") do not administer funding
relative to any such qualifications and so would hold no such information.

We noted also though that you referred in your request to degrees with a
"Foundation Year" of level 3 study and considered your request in that
context - so for each of your queries numbered 1) to 4) in effect reading
"level 3" as "Foundation Year". In that context, we are able to answer your
queries numbered 1) to 3) in terms of the table below but subject always to
the Notes appended thereto:


STUDENT LOANS
COMPANY

MI Request:
20190812-03 - FOI
- Funding of
Foundation Courses

Domicile(s):
England, Wales,
Northern Ireland
and Europe

Academic/Financial
Year(s):
AY2015/16,
AY2016/17,
AY2017/18,
AY2018/19

Run Date(s):
26/08/2019

Effective Date(s):
25/08/2019





FOI - Funding of
Foundation Courses
[1][2][3]

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Dear SLC,
Thank you for your correct interpretation of my intentions and for your complete and helpful response.
It is appreciated.

Kind regards,

Sean Brawley

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This is an automated response to let you know that your email has been
received by the Student Loans Company Limited ("SLC").

SLC's Freedom of Information Office is only able to deal with requests for
information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 ("FOIA"). If your
email relates to a request for information under the FOIA, a separate
acknowledgement will be issued with a request reference.

If your email is in relation to a student finance application or account
enquiry, and you have provided sufficient details to identify your account,

your email will be passed to the relevant department. Alternatively,
please contact us using the contact details available at
https://www.slc.co.uk/contact.aspx.

If your email is not a customer enquiry then it has been passed to the
relevant department.

SLC's Freedom of Information Office is unable to advise response timescales

for other departments.

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FOI Requests, Y Cwmni Benthyciadau i Fyfyrwyr

Dear Mr Brawley,

You are very welcome.

Best regards,

Ray Gribben| Solicitor
Student Loans Company
100 Bothwell Street, Glasgow G2 7JD
ext: 33841 direct dial: 0141 243 3841

www.gov.uk/slc
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From: Sean Brawley <[FOI #596522 email]>
To: FOI Requests <[SLC request email]>
Date: 03/09/2019 17:46
Subject: Re: 20190812-03 FOI - Funding of Foundation Courses FOI Ref:
146-19 ,

Dear SLC,
Thank you for your correct interpretation of my intentions and for your
complete and helpful response.
It is appreciated.

Kind regards,

Sean Brawley

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