2020/21 Advanced Learner Loans – Inclusion

In 2020/21 there were about 2,600 Advanced Learner Loan enrolments of which:

Number of enrolments by level

About 90% were at Level 3.

Advanced Learner Loan learners by employment status upon enrolment

There were 2,505 Advanced Learner Loan learners resident within the WMCA area of which 34% were unemployed learners, a further 16% learners out of work but not looking for work and nearly half were in paid employment (with the remainder not known).

Advanced Learner Loan unemployed learners by age

Of about 860 unemployed Advanced Learner Loan learners, 70% were aged 24+

Comparison of Advanced Learner Loan learners by ward and levels of deprivation by output area points to a reasonably strong link between concentrations of these learners and concentrations of deprivation.

Number of Advanced Learner Loan learners by gender

69% of Advanced Learner Loan learners were female.

Number of Advanced Learner Loan learners by disability

13% were recorded as having a disability.

Number of Advanced Learner Loan learners by ethnicity

Just under half (46%) of Advanced Learner Loan learners were from a BME background.

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