Regulatory framework

Securing student success: Regulatory framework for higher education in England

Last updated: 24 November 2022

Summary of changes

The OfS has produced this consolidated version of the regulatory framework that integrates amendments that have already been published as of 24 November 2022. The paragraph numbering has been adjusted accordingly in light of these updates. This version also removes the list of regulatory notices and regulatory advice, as the list was out-of-date. The foreword from the OfS’s former chair has been removed.

This consolidated version integrates the following amendments:

  • 6 October 2022
    Revised ongoing condition of registration B6, and consequential amendments, following consultation on the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
  • 3 October 2022
    Revised initial and ongoing condition of registration B3, and consequential amendments, following consultation on regulating student outcomes.
  • 30 September 2022
    Revisions to paragraph 72, following consultation on the publication of information about providers and individuals connected with them.
  • 1 May 2022
    Revised ongoing conditions of registration B1, B2, B4 and B5 and new initial conditions of registration B7 and B8, and consequential amendments. These followed the consultation on quality and standards.
  • 1 April 2022
    New ongoing condition of registration C4 following consultation on student protection directions.
  • 23 March 2022
    Addition of the reference to the OfS’s new strategy for 2022-25 following consultation on a new strategy for this period.
  • 1 January 2022
    Revisions to reportable events requirements under ongoing condition of registration F3, and consequential amendments, following consultation on revisions to reportable events.

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