Last Friday (12th Jan 2018) the ESFA opened the Advanced Learner Loan facility to allow new applications for funding, growth or even reductions in your allocation.
If you already have a loan facility you can use the change request form to ask for an increase or reduction, or to have your loan facility and loans bursary funding removed.
If you do not have a loan facility you can use the first-time request form to request one; you must currently hold an adult education budget or apprenticeship funding agreement, and have held it since at least the 2015 to 2016 funding year.
Completed request forms must be submitted before 5pm on Friday 26 January to the email address stated on the gov.uk website. You can find out more information here: Advanced learner loans facility requests