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Our HE policies

We're serious about our HE provision as we know how much it means to you. Here you'll find our HE policies and plans

Access and Participation Plan

The Office for Students describes Access and Participation plans:

"Access and participation plans set out how higher education providers will improve equality of opportunity for underrepresented groups to access, succeed in and progress from higher education.

They include:

  • the provider’s ambition for change
  • what it plans to do to achieve that change
  • the targets it has set
  • the investment it will make to deliver the plan."

Activate Learning Access and Participation Plan 19-20

Activate Learning Access and Participation Plan 20-21

Student Protection Plan

The Higher Education and Research Act 2017 requires higher education providers to maintain a Student Protection Plan to protect students’ interests in the event of material change, e.g. programme changes, suspensions, closures, or institutional closure. These events may be triggered by situations such as (but not limited to) the following:

  • Institutional closure
  • A strategic decision by Activate Learning to close a course or campus
  • Withdrawal of designation for student support purposes
  • Removal or suspension of the Tier 4 Sponsorship Licence
  • Notice given by awarding body to close a course
  • Loss of accreditation from regulatory bodies e.g. PSRB
  • Industrial action by staff or third parties
  • The unanticipated departure of key members of staff
  • Changes to regulatory framework affecting a specific course

Download our HE Student Protection Plan

Student Transfer Arrangements

All providers of higher education in England are required to publish student transfer arrangements in accordance with the Higher Education Research Act 2017 and Office for Students Regulatory Framework 2018 (Condition F2).

This plan explains our institutional arrangements for students to transfer between programmes of study or higher education providers in a manner that facilitates the continuation of study.

Download our HE Student Transfer Arrangements plan

Transparency Return 2019

The information published on this page shows:

  • the number of applications for admission on to recognised, undergraduate higher education courses that we have received from UK domiciled applicants;
  • the number of offers we have made in relation to those applications;
  • the number of those offers accepted and the number of those who have registered with us;
  • the number of students who attained a particular degree or other academic award, or a particular level of such an award, on completion of their course with us.

It also shows these numbers by reference to:

  • the gender of the individuals to which they relate;
  • their ethnicity;
  • their socio-economic background.

It is important to note that the data presented has not been contextualised. This means, for example, that you will not be able to see from this data how many of those applying to courses met the entry criteria. It is also the case that universities and colleges will often receive many more applications than they have spaces on courses and so offer rates will necessarily be lower than application rates in those circumstances.

View our HE Transparency Return 2019