Alternative higher education providers: student number controls

Guidance covers student number controls for providers with specific designated courses for 2014 to 2015.


This guidance relates to the ‘Alternative providers specific course designation: guidance for applicants’ published in June 2013. It explains:

  • the new specific course designation system
  • the new criteria for granting designation and the conditions for providers with specifically designated courses
  • how student number controls will be applied
  • the application process and timetable

We review student number controls at both national and provider level annually. Unless otherwise stated this guidance refers to the system that will apply in the 2014 to 2015 academic year. We will provide further guidance for subsequent years.