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  • Designation status (2015/16)

    Nova College of Accounting and Business Ltd lost designation during the academic year 2015/16. At the end of the reporting period, all of their students were enrolled on non-designated courses.

    AP student
  • Designation status (2016/17)

    London School of Business and Finance (UK) Limited had no students included in the standard registration population in 2016/17.

    AP student
  • Domicile (2014/15)

    Grafton College mis-reported their domicile data. It is suppressed due to these known errors.

    AP student Domicile
  • Other undergraduate students (2017/18)

    In 2017/18, The University of Law saw a significant increase in its other undergraduate student numbers on designated courses with course aim (H60) Graduate diploma/certificate at level H (an increase of 1480 FPE). This increase is due to coverage changes of the Alternative Provider Student record. In previous years, students on a graduate Law conversion course with this course aim were excluded from HESA data as they were considered to be on a postgraduate course for coverage purposes.

    AP student
  • Qualifications obtained (2015/16)

    In 2015/16, Nova College of Accounting and Business Ltd reported qualifications awarded for students after their first year of study. These qualifications were reported in error.

    AP student Qualifications obtained
  • Qualifiers from designated courses (2016/17)

    In 2016/17, UK College of Business and Computing had a significant increase in qualifiers from designated HND courses, from 265 in 2015/16 to 1,015 in 2016/17. This was due to a series of successful events aimed at encouraging HND students to complete their qualification. These events were marketed at students who began a course in earlier years but had not achieved a qualification during the usual timeframe of the course. As such, HND qualifiers in 2016/17 included cohorts of students who enrolled in past years back to 2012/13.

    AP student
  • Sex (2014/15-2015/16)

    In 2014/15 and 2015/16, The Brit College incorrectly reported all their students as male. In both academic years, a mix of sexes were enrolled.

    AP student
  • Student numbers (2015/16)

    The majority of alternative providers are subject to student number controls which vary from year to year, therefore their undergraduate student numbers in each academic year reflect this.

    In 2015/16, West London College were required to return data to the Alternative provider record but failed to submit this in time to HESA.

    AP student Population
  • Student numbers (2017/18)

    In 2017/18, student data was expected from EThames Graduate School Limited, Grafton College and London College of Creative Media Limited. However students at these providers are not included in the 2017/18 AP student record.

    AP student