Deadlines and forward look

This page includes information on upcoming deadlines for higher education providers.

Deadlines

On 19 June 2020 we wrote to accountable officers with information about deadlines for data returns. A summary is included below - please see the published letter for full details.

Deadline Submission
18 August 2020 

Unistats data return

Every registered provider will need to submit information about courses that it will offer to its students. This helps prospective higher education students to make decisions about what and where to study.

This data is collected by HESA. Further information is available from HESA's website.

21 August 2020

Graduate outcomes survey data return

Every registered provider will need to submit and check the contact details for students who have completed their studies, who will then be surveyed by HESA. For FECs initial contact details will be sourced from the ILR but will still need checking.

The graduate outcomes survey is used to understand student progression and outcomes including to inform student choice.

This data is collected by HESA. Further information is available from HESA's website.

22 October 2020

Individual Learner Record (ILR) data return

Every registered further education college and sixth form college will need to submit details of individual students and the courses they are studying.

The data collected underpin the OfS’s regulatory approach including metrics used to monitor condition B3 (student outcomes).

This data is collected by ESFA. Further information is available from GOV.UK.

6 November 2020

Student record data return

Every registered provider (excluding further education colleges and sixth form colleges) will need to submit details of individual students and the courses they are studying.

The data collected underpin the OfS’s regulatory approach including metrics used to monitor condition B3 (student outcomes).

This data is collected by HESA. Further information is available from HESA's website.

16 November 2020

Student Alternative record data return

Every registered provider (excluding further education colleges and sixth form colleges) will need to submit details of individual students and the courses they are studying.

The data collected underpin the OfS’s regulatory approach including metrics used to monitor condition B3 (student outcomes).

This data is collected by HESA. Further information is available from HESA's website.

Within five months of a provider’s financial year end (exact dates will be issued to providers)

Annual financial return

Every registered provider (excluding further education colleges and sixth form colleges) will need to submit financial data consistent with its latest audited financial statements, forecast financial and student number data, and other relevant contextual information.

This is used to monitor the financial health of providers in particular in considering compliance with condition D (financial viability and sustainability).

This data is collected by the OfS. 

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