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Alternative higher education providers: designation guidance

Guidance on criteria and conditions for designation of higher education providers.



This guidance sets out information for alternative higher education providers on:

  • the specific course designation system
  • annual re-designation/monitoring
  • the criteria for granting designation
  • the assessment and decision making process
  • the conditions of specific course designation
  • how student number controls and sanctions will be applied

This consolidated guidance updates and replaces previous guidance published by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.