The regulatory framework for higher education in England

Regulatory notices and advice

Regulatory notices

We publish 'regulatory notices' that provide additional information about our regulatory requirements. These form part of the regulatory framework and registered providers must treat them as formal requirements. 

These are: 

Regulatory advice

We also publish 'regulatory advice' to help providers understand and meet our requirements. These do not form part of the regulatory framework. 

These are:

Terms and conditions

We also publish terms and conditions related to the funding that providers receive from us. These do not form part of the regulatory framework. 

The latest are: 

Published 02 April 2018
Last updated 28 July 2023
28 July 2023
Link added for Regulatory advice 23.
14 October 2022
We have revised and updated Regulatory advice 3 on how to register with the OfS.
07 October 2022
Link added for Regulatory advice 22.
29 September 2022
Published Regulatory advice 21: The OfS’s approach to publication of information.
26 July 2022
Link added for Regulatory advice 20.
08 July 2021
Added link to Regulatory advice 19: The OfS’s approach to determining the amount of a monetary penalty.
31 March 2021
Linked added to Regulatory notice 6.
15 December 2020
Linked added to Regulatory advice 18: Notifications about providers from third parties.
03 July 2020
Link added to Regulatory notice 5.
02 December 2019
Link to Terms and conditions of funding updated.

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