Conditions of registration are the primary tool that the OfS uses to regulate individual higher education providers.
They are minimum requirements that providers must meet in order to be/stay registered with us, because they demonstrate that the provider is able to offer high quality higher education to students.
Types of condition
There are two types of conditions of registration: initial and general ongoing conditions, and specific ongoing conditions.
Initial and general ongoing conditions are those that registered providers must satisfy at the initial time of registering, and then must continue to meet in order to stay registered. They are different depending on which registration category the provider is in.
Specific ongoing conditions are those that we may decide, based on a risk assessment, to apply to an individual provider in order for it to register or to remain registered with us. Specific conditions vary between providers but might, for example, concern taking a particular action to remain financially sustainable, or working on a particular aspect of access and participation. Specific conditions may change if the level or type of risk changes.