In October 2018 the Office for Students informed the College that it had decided to register us in the register of English higher education register of providers.
Established by the Higher Educaiton and Research Act 2017, the Office for Students is the regulator of English Higher Education.
Being registered to the English higher education register of providers means that we have demonstrated to the Office for Students that we:
- Provide well-designed courses that deliver a high-quality academic experience for all students
- Support students from admission through to completion
- Ensure students’ outcomes are valued by employers or enable further study
- Award qualifications that hold their value over time, in line with recognised standards
- Pay regard to guidance about how to comply with consumer protection law
- Have a published student protection plan setting out the risks of course, campus or provider closure and how it will protect students’ interests in such an event
- Have the financial resources to provide and deliver the courses advertised
- Have the management and governance arrangements necessary to provide and deliver the courses advertised
Registration enables us to:
- Access public grants, such as government funding for teaching or research
- Access student support funding meaning our students can get government loans
- Maintain a licence to recruit international students