Access and participation plans are submitted annually and the provisions included relate to the academic year for which it is approved; for example 2019-20 access and participation plans relate to the 2019-20 academic year. However, the fees and commitments made to entrants in each plan remain in force for the duration of that cohort’s studies.
For example, students who start their courses in 2019-20 will be covered by their provider’s access and participation plan throughout their studies. Providers will normally have several plans running concurrently at any one time, relating to different years of entry.
Access agreements approved by the Director for Fair Access for academic years up to and including 2018-19 remain in force for students covered by those agreements. Fees and commitments in these agreements will be regulated by the OfS.