Existing regulatory data

From 1 April 2018 until 31 July 2019, when the new regulatory framework comes into full effect, transitional regulatory arrangements will be in place.

  • For providers that were previously funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), these arrangements are outlined in Regulatory Notice 2.
  • For providers currently designated for student support by the Secretary of State, these arrangements are outlined in Regulatory Notice 3.

Data about each provider we regulate under these notices can be found in the downloadable files below. These cover:

  1. Provider level data
  2. Course level data for providers with specific course designation
  3. Designated locations data for providers with specific course designation
  4. Sub-contractual arrangements for providers that are currently funded up to 31 July 2019 by the OfS.

This data is updated regularly to reflect changes to each provider’s status. We aim to update the data within seven days of being notified about changes.

Which providers are included in the data?

The data includes higher education providers regulated in England which have any of the following features:

  • are a university, higher education corporation, or were designated by statutory instrument as eligible to receive funding from HEFCE
  • have current degree awarding powers
  • are funded by the OfS in the current academic year
  • deliver courses that have been specifically designated by government to enable eligible students on these courses to access student support
  • are accredited to deliver initial teacher training courses
  • are delivering higher education under a sub-contractual arrangement on behalf of a provider that is currently funded by the OfS.

Download regulatory data

You can download the main dataset, or sub-sets of data, as a CSV or XML. Each CSV download is a date-stamped copy of the latest available information.

You can also view an explanation of the different fields of data used within all of the CSV or XML files.

Provider level data

What’s this?

This file includes all higher education providers currently regulated in England and identifies each providers’ key characteristics. This includes, for example, details about whether the provider:

  • currently receives higher education public funding
  • has degree awarding powers
  • has been specifically designated for student support.

You can view all characteristics for a specific provider, or filter the data to view groups of providers with particular characteristics.

What do the different data fields mean?

View the explanation of data for provider level data files

Course level data for providers with specific course designation

What’s this?

Until the end of the 2018-19 academic year specific course designation is the process by which providers that are not directly in receipt of higher education public funding can gain access for their eligible students to undergraduate student support, postgraduate masters' loans and Disabled Students Allowances.

This file lists all courses delivered by higher education providers that have been specifically designated to enable eligible students on these courses to access student support. Further details of the locations where the designated courses are delivered can be found in the 'designated locations' data

For providers with institutional level specific course designation, specific locations are designated and eligible students studying on any course that meets the requirements in student support regulations, at each designated location, can apply for student support. These courses are not included in this download.

What do the different data fields mean?

View the explanation of data for course level data files

Designated locations data for providers with specific course designation

What’s this?

For providers with specific course designation (including institutional level specific course designation) each location where courses are delivered must be designated for student support. This file lists the locations that have been designated and the type of designation (undergraduate student support, postgraduate masters' loans and Disabled Students Allowances) at each location.

For providers with specific course designation, please also refer to the ‘designated courses’ data for details of the specific courses that have been designated at each designated location.

For providers with institutional level specific course designation, all courses that meet the requirements in student support regulations at each designated location are designated for student support.

What do the different data fields mean?

View the explanation of data for designated locations data files

Sub-contractual arrangements for direct funded providers

What’s this?

Sub-contractual arrangements are arrangements where students are registered with one provider (the lead provider) but taught by another provider (the delivery provider) for some or all of the course.

This data includes details of sub-contractual arrangements where the lead provider is currently receiving funding from the OfS.

What do the different data fields mean?

View the explanation of data for sub-contractual arrangements data files

Further information

For queries in relation to the data, please contact [email protected] or 0117 931 7135/7014

For queries in relation to applying to register with the OfS please contact [email protected] or 0117 931 7488

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