Higher education: market entry guidance

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

The guidance sets out the:

  • various stages of the application process
  • criteria
  • evidence requirements needed to demonstrate the criteria
  • assessment and decision making processes

The guidance updates and supersedes previous guidance and is effective from 15 September 2015.

See also Specific course designation: guidance for alternative higher education providers.


Published 15 September 2015
Last updated 29 October 2015 + show all updates
  1. Added foundation degree awarding powers document to the collection.
  2. First published.