Monthly bulletin of regulatory activity

This page lists significant changes to the OfS Register and provides a timeline of our regulatory activities in relation to individual higher education providers.

It is updated on the second working day of every month.

Each monthly bulletin summarises published activity in the preceding calendar month, including:

  • registration of providers

  • interventions and sanctions. 

You can find current information about any particular higher education provider, including details of specific ongoing conditions, on the OfS Register.

You can also see details about access agreement breaches on our website.

Please use the links below to see the bulletin for a particular month.

September 2020

  • Three providers were added to the published Register.
  • The OfS issued a time-limited degree awarding powers order to Regent’s University London Limited for the period 29 September 2020 to 31 August 2024.

August 2020

  • Seven providers were added to the published Register.
  • The OfS varied the degree awarding powers order for BPP University Limited to remove the time-limit on the order.
  • The OfS varied the degree awarding powers order for Warwickshire College, to extend it for a period of one year, to 31 August 2021.
  • The OfS varied the degree awarding powers order for The Ashridge (Bonar Law Memorial) Trust, to extend it for a period of one year, to 31 August 2021.
  • The OfS issued a time-limited degree awarding powers order to Arden University Limited, formerly known as Resource Development International, for a period of one year, to 31 August 2021.

July 2020

  • One provider was added to the published Register.
  • The application for registration from AWA Business School Limited was refused.
  • The application for registration from Azores Properties Ltd (trading as Xcel College) was refused.
  • The application for registration from ForMission Ltd was refused.
  • The application for registration from UK Advanced Technical Academy was refused.
  • Irshad Trust had specific ongoing conditions of registration imposed in relation to Condition E1 (public interest governance) and Condition E2 (management and governance).
  • ICON College of Technology and Management Ltd changed registration category from Approved to Approved (fee cap).
  • Kaplan Open Learning Limited changed registration category from Approved to Approved (fee cap).
  • RTC Education Ltd changed registration category from Approved to Approved (fee cap).
  • Point Blank Limited changed registration category from Approved to Approved (fee cap).
  • Central Film School London Ltd changed registration category from Approved to Approved (fee cap).
  • The London School of Architecture changed registration category from Approved to Approved (fee cap).
  • CWR changed registration category from Approved to Approved (fee cap).
  • The OfS issued a time-limited degree awarding powers order to TEC Partnership, formerly known as Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education, for a period of one year, to 31 July 2021.

June 2020

  • One provider was added to the published Register.
  • The application for registration from East End Computing & Business College Limited was refused.
  • The application for registration from Elizabeth School of London Limited was refused.
  • The application for registration from GSM London Limited was refused.
  • The application for registration from Smart Educators Limited was refused.

May 2020

No published activity during this month.

April 2020

No published activity during this month.

March 2020

  • The application for registration from London Vocational College Limited was refused.

February 2020

  • Two providers were added to the published Register.
  • The application for registration from Acculearn Trading Limited (trading as Cranbrook College) was refused.
  • The application for registration from Blackpool College Ltd. (trading as Blackpool College) was refused.
  • The application for registration from Kensington Education Foundation Limited (trading as Kensington College of Business) was refused.

January 2020

  • One provider was added to the published Register.

December 2019

  • Two providers were added to the published Register.

  • NCH at Northeastern Limited has specific ongoing conditions of registration removed in relation to Condition A1 (access and participation plan).

  • Croydon College has a specific ongoing condition of registration imposed in relation to Condition B3 (quality and standards).

  • Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College has a specific ongoing condition of registration imposed in relation to Condition B3 (quality and standards).

November 2019

  • Two providers were added to the published Register.

  • Harrow Independent College's application for registration was refused.

  • Lancaster and Morecambe College's application for registration was refused.

  • The Royal Northern College of Music has a specific ongoing condition of registration removed in relation to Condition E1 (public interest governance).

September 2019

  • One provider was added to the published Register.

  • Newham College of Further Education’s application for registration was refused.

August 2019

  • Four providers were added to the published Register.

  • Spurgeon's College's application for registration was refused.

July 2019

  • Nine providers were added to the published Register.

  • ABI College Limited’s application for registration was refused.

  • Waltham Forest College’s application for registration was refused.

  • Burton and South Derbyshire College has a specific ongoing condition of registration imposed in relation to Condition B3 (quality and standards).

  • North Hertfordshire College has a specific ongoing condition of registration imposed in relation to Condition B3 (quality and standards).

  • The OfS varied the Degree Awarding Powers order for Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education for a period of one year, to 31 July 2020.

  • The OfS varied the Degree Awarding Powers order for BPP University Limited for a period of one year, to 31 August 2020.

June 2019

  • 10 providers were added to the published Register.

  • Bishop Auckland College has a specific ongoing condition of registration imposed in relation to Condition B3 (quality and standards).

  • South and City College Birmingham has a specific ongoing condition of registration imposed in relation to Condition B3 (quality and standards).

  • The University of Oxford has a specific ongoing condition of registration removed in relation to Condition A1 (access and participation plan).

  • The University of Cambridge has a specific ongoing condition of registration removed in relation to Condition A1 (access and participation plan).

May 2019

  • 11 providers were added to the published Register.

  • Sandwell College has a specific ongoing condition of registration imposed in relation to Condition B3 (quality and standards).

  • NCH at Northeastern Limited has specific ongoing conditions of registration imposed in relation to Condition A1 (access and participation plan).

  • Berkshire College of Agriculture has a specific ongoing condition of registration imposed in relation to Condition B3 (quality and standards).

  • The Trafford College Group has specific ongoing conditions of registration imposed in relation to Condition A1 (access and participation plan).

April 2019

  • 15 providers were added to the published Register.

  • Peterborough Regional College has a specific ongoing condition of registration imposed in relation to Condition B3 (quality and standards).

March 2019

  • 30 providers were added to the published Register.

  • Aylesbury College has a specific ongoing condition of registration imposed in relation to Condition B3 (quality and standards).

  • City of Sunderland College has a specific ongoing condition of registration imposed in relation to Condition B3 (quality and standards).

February 2019

  • 28 providers were added to the published Register.
  • Blackburn College has a specific ongoing condition of registration imposed in relation to Condition B3 (quality and standards).

  • Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education has a specific ongoing condition of registration imposed in relation to Condition B3 (quality and standards).

  • Bradford College has a specific ongoing condition of registration imposed in relation to Condition B3 (quality and standards).

  • LTE Group has a specific ongoing condition of registration imposed in relation to Condition B3 (quality and standards).

  • Halesowen College has a specific ongoing condition of registration imposed in relation to Condition B3 (quality and standards).

  • Hopwood Hall College has a specific ongoing condition of registration imposed in relation to Condition B3 (quality and standards).

January 2019

  • 25 providers were added to the published Register.
  • United Colleges Group has a specific ongoing condition of registration imposed in relation to Condition B3 (quality and standards).

December 2018

  • 24 providers were added to the published Register.
  • A financial requirement of £250,000 in total will be withheld from Writtle University College’s grant over three years from 2019-20, following a major access agreement breach.

November 2018

  • 48 providers were added to the published Register.

October 2018

  • 76 providers were added to the published Register.
  • Oxford Brookes University has a specific ongoing condition of registration imposed in relation to Condition A1 (access and participation plan).
  • London Metropolitan University has a specific ongoing condition of registration imposed in relation to Condition B3 (quality and standards).
  • The University of Bolton has a specific ongoing condition of registration imposed in relation to Condition B3 (quality and standards).

September 2018

  • 63 providers were added to the published Register.

August 2018

  • One provider was added to the published Register.

July 2018

  • 42 providers were added to the published Register.
  • The University of Oxford has a specific ongoing condition of registration imposed in relation to Condition A1 (access and participation plan).
  • The University of Cambridge has a specific ongoing condition of registration imposed in relation to Condition A1 (access and participation plan).
  • The Royal Northern College of Music has a specific ongoing condition of registration imposed in relation to Condition E1 (public interest governance).

June 2018

No published activity during this month.

May 2018

April 2018

No published activity during this month.

 

Last updated 06 October 2020
06 October 2020
September 2020 bulletin published
02 September 2020
Addition to the July 2020 bulletin - time-limited degree awarding powers order issued to TEC Partnership
02 September 2020
August 2020 bulletin published
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July 2020 bulletin published
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June 2020 bulletin published
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May 2020 bulletin published
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Bulletins published for March and April 2020
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February 2020 bulletin published
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December 2019 bulletin published
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