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The data from HEIFES will:

  • give an early indication of the number of students on recognised higher education courses at further education colleges in 2017-18
  • inform our allocation of teaching funds for 2018-19 with data supplied to the Education and Skills Funding Agency.

If you have any other questions about this survey, please email

Page last updated 5 October 2017

Useful links
2017-18 guidance
2016-17 guidance