Guidance from government

This page lists documents which cover details of strategic advice and priorities from the government to the Office for Students.

Recent guidance 

Previous guidance

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Last updated 25 May 2022
25 May 2022
Letter published: Guidance to the OfS on supporting further education providers to increase delivery of level 4 and 5 courses over the next three years
31 March 2022
Added guidance to the OfS on strategic priorities for FY22-23 (March 2022).
24 November 2021
Letter from the Department for Education added setting out details for the future of access and participation.
10 August 2021
Letter added from the universities minister about additional places for medical and dentistry schools.
09 August 2021
Letter added from Universities Minister about additional funding for 2021-22.
20 July 2021
Updated to include the notification by the Secretary of State for Education to set terms and conditions for the allocation by OfS of Strategic Priorities Grant funding for the 2021-22 Academic Year.
21 May 2021
Letter added on 2021-22 medical and dental intake target incorporating deferrals from 2020-21.
28 April 2021
Guidance letter about the allocation of hardship funding published.
26 March 2021
Latest letter from the Secretary of State added to set terms and conditions for the allocation by OfS of funding for world-leading specialist providers in the 2021-22 academic year.
09 February 2021
Guidance letter from the Secretary of State added about the strategic priorities for the OfS.
15 September 2020
Strategic guidance - letter published
13 March 2020
Letter regarding funds for the University of Bolton published
09 January 2020
Teaching grant budget for 2020-21 financial year - letter published

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