May

Deadline Submission Approved providers Approved (fee cap) providers

21 May 2021

Graduate Outcomes contact details (Cohort C)

Graduates are split into four cohorts depending on the date that they completed their studies.

Their cohort will determine when they are surveyed and when the provider will need to return accurate personal contact details for graduates.

See the HESA website

Noon, 27 May 2021

Bids for funding competition to improve access and participation for black, Asian and minority ethnic students in postgraduate research

Higher education providers can bid for funding for project proposals to improve access and participation for black, Asian and minority ethnic groups in postgraduate research (PGR).

This is a joint funding competition run by Research England (RE) and the Office for Students (OfS).

Read more about the funding competition

Deadline Submission Approved providers Approved (fee cap) providers

23 June 2021

Provider profile (2020-21)

Every registered provider (excluding further education and sixth form colleges) will need to submit information about the location of its campuses and its internal organisation.

This data allows the OfS and others to understand the geographic distribution of higher education.

See the HESA website  

Deadline Submission Approved providers Approved (fee cap) providers

20 August 2021

Graduate Outcomes contact details (Cohort D)

Graduates are split into four cohorts depending on the date that they completed their studies.

Their cohort will determine when they are surveyed and when the provider will need to return accurate personal contact details for graduates.

See the HESA website

Deadline Submission Approved providers Approved (fee cap) providers

Aligned with ESFA deadline

Individual Learner Record (ILR) data return

Every registered further education college and sixth form college will need to submit details of individual students and the courses they are studying.

The data collected underpin the OfS’s regulatory approach including metrics used to monitor condition B3 (student outcomes).

This data is collected by ESFA. Further information is available from GOV.UK.

Within seven calendar months of a provider’s financial year end (exact dates will be issued to providers)

Annual financial return

Every registered provider (excluding further education colleges and sixth form colleges) will need to submit financial data consistent with its latest audited financial statements, forecast financial and student number data, and other relevant contextual information, including signed, audited financial statements. A provider will need to submit the management letter from its external auditor.

The data collected is used to monitor the financial viability and sustainability of providers, in particular in considering compliance with Condition D (financial viability and sustainability).

This data is collected by the OfS. 

Deadline Submission Approved providers Approved (fee cap) providers

To be confirmed

Monitoring of capital funding allocations for 2019-20 and 2020-21

2019-20

Monitoring for teaching capital funding allocated in the 2019-20 financial year was originally planned to run in February 2021. However, in response to the challenges that providers continue to face during the COVID-19 pandemic, we will now not request such a report.

2020-21

All providers receiving formulaic capital funding for 2020-21 must submit a short monitoring return on their expenditure in late 2021, after the end of the 2020-21 financial year. This will provide us with assurance that the funding has been used for the purposes given. We will write to you following the end of the financial year 2020-21 with further guidance on how to complete the monitoring return for the year.

Release of additional capital funding for 2020-21

In October 2020, we consulted on the allocation through a bidding exercise of an additional £10 million of capital funding made available by the Department for Education for the financial year 2020-21. The bidding exercise for additional capital funding closed on 30 November 2020, with confirmed awards announced to successful providers in February 2021. To minimise burden, we will monitor the use of this additional grant alongside our annual monitoring of formula capital funding for the financial year 2020-21 as set out above.

Find out more about teaching capital funding

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03 February 2021
Annual TRAC return and Higher Education Early Statistics survey 2020-21 (HESES20) data sign off deadlines removed
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Deadline for teaching capital funding monitoring 2019-20 moved to Other and deadline for consultation on quality and standards removed
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19 January 2021
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