Higher education short course trial: Challenge Competition initial guidance

This competition invites provides to bid for funding to develop higher education short courses at Levels 4-6 in government priority areas. The competition aims to fund the development of courses that help people to re-skill or re-train as well as provide opportunities to progress to full qualifications.

The note below provides initial information for OfS registered providers and other stakeholders, including employers, on the aims of the competition, available funding, an indication of likely competition criteria, and next steps and timelines.

Full bidding guidance, including a bid template, was published 25 August 2021 and should be used when developing bids.

21 July 2021

The Higher education short course trial is a key part of the government’s approach to delivering the Lifelong Loan Entitlement.

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Published 21 July 2021
Last updated 25 August 2021
25 August 2021
Link added to full bidding guidance.

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