Lifelong Loan Entitlement Consultation

Closed 6 May 2022

Opened 24 Feb 2022


We're seeking views on the introduction of the Lifelong Loan Entitlement as announced by the Prime Minister in his Skills speech in September 2020.

Why your views matter

In his speech in September 2020, the Prime Minister announced plans to introduce a Lifelong Loan Entitlement from 2025 as part of the Lifetime Skills Guarantee.

The Lifelong Loan Entitlement will provide individuals with a loan entitlement to the equivalent of four years of post-18 education to use over their lifetime. It will make it easier for adults and young people to study more flexibly - allowing them to space out their studies, transfer credits between institutions, and partake in more part-time study.


  • Teachers
  • Headteachers
  • Governors
  • School support staff
  • Training providers
  • Local authorities
  • Adult education providers
  • Further education colleges
  • Sixth form colleges
  • Independent specialist colleges
  • Designated institutions and 16-19 academies
  • 16-18 year old students resident at these institutions
  • Virtual school heads
  • SENCOs
  • Pupils
  • Young people
  • Parents
  • Foster carers
  • Adoptive parents
  • Employers
  • Community representatives
  • Volunteers
  • Unions and representative organisations
  • Government bodies and departments
  • Universities


  • Education
  • Admissions
  • Post-16 funding
  • Teaching and learning (SEND)
  • Careers guidance
  • Participation of young people in education, employment and training
  • Equality
  • HE
  • Work based training
  • Community learning
  • Lifelong learning