Running a further or higher education institution

Register of training organisations, Teaching Excellence Framework, enrolling 14 to 16 year olds, governance, establishing or closing, planning ahead.

  1. Applying to be on the approved list of independent special institutions

    Information about the process independent special providers need to follow to be considered for entry onto the list of approved institutions.

  2. Apprenticeships guide for higher education institutions

    An introduction to higher and degree apprenticeships for higher education institutions who are currently considering delivery.

  3. College governance: how further education colleges operate

    Covers the environment in which further education colleges operate and sets out the framework within which they demonstrate their accountability.

  4. Establishing or closing a sixth-form college

    How to apply to establish or close a sixth-form college and how further education (FE) colleges can convert to become a sixth form.

  5. European Baccalaureate: guide for higher education institutions

    A summary of the European Baccalaureate for UK university and higher education admissions officers.

  6. Further education area reviews: guidance for providers

    Guidance about the area reviews of sixth-form and further education colleges and how to carry out recommendations.

  7. Further education area reviews: policy and reports

    Policy documents about the area reviews of sixth-form and further education colleges.

  8. Further education colleges: guidance on naming

    Guidance for statutory FE corporations, colleges and college companies on the legislation, policy and procedures for changing their names.

  9. Further education funding: structure and prospects appraisals guidance

    Guidance for further education colleges on undertaking a structure and prospects appraisal.

  10. Higher education: market entry guidance

    Guidance on degree awarding powers, university title, designation for HEFCE funding and further education to higher education transfers.

  11. Honours: nominating someone in education and children’s services

    Details of how to nominate someone for an honour.

  12. How to register as a PCDL learning provider

    Guidance and forms to register as a professional career development loan (PCDL) learning provider for the first time.

  13. Inspecting further education and skills: leaflet for providers

    This leaflet outlines what Ofsted will look at during an inspection of a further education and skills provider.

  14. Learner and employer satisfaction data: information for providers

    The ESFA learner and employer satisfaction data provides comparable information to help learners and employers make informed choices about education and training.

  15. Post-16 courses database: operational guide

    A guide to putting course information on a national database available to potential students.

  16. Providing external assurance on subcontracting controls

    Additional guidance on the clause and the information the SFA need from lead providers.

  17. SFA business operations : help and support

    How to get help and advice about the SFA business operations system applications.

  18. SFA: register of training organisations

    This series brings together documents relating to registering with the SFA, so you can tender for funding to provide education and training.

  19. Sixth-form colleges devolved formula capital: information

    Information about devolved formula capital (DFC) for sixth-form colleges.

  20. Sixth-form colleges: apply to change name

    How sixth-form colleges who wish to change their name should apply to the Secretary of State for Education.

  21. Specific course designation: alternative higher education providers

    Guidance for alternative higher education providers on how to apply for specific course designation and annual re-designation.

  22. State aid: universities and research organisations

    Aims to help universities and research organisations to better understand the state aid issues involved in their activities.

  23. Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework specification

    Information about how the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) will function.

  24. Teaching Excellence Framework: list of eligible providers

    A list of all higher education providers who are eligible to participate in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) year 1.

  25. Teaching Excellence Framework: subject-level pilot specification

    Sets out the Department for Education's proposals for the first year of subject-level pilots.

  26. Timeline for sixth-form and further education colleges: mandatory

    What sixth-form and further education colleges must know to plan for the academic year ahead.