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HEFCE closed at the end of March 2018. The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.

Many of HEFCE's functions will be continued by the Office for Students, the new regulator of higher education in England, and Research England, the new council within UK Research and Innovation.

The HEFCE domain - - will continue to function until September 2018. At this point we will close the site entirely and all its information will only be available from the National Web Archive.


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Students outside the student number control in 2014-15: Exemptions list (updated July 2014)

Download the exemptions_list_201415 as PDF (240 KB) | Download the exemptions_list_201415 as MS Word (187 KB) | ‌Download the exemptions_list_201415 as MS Excel Spreadsheet (112 KB)

The exemptions list by qualification

Advanced Diploma, Progression Diploma and Access to HE Diploma

Download the Advanced-Diploma-Progression-Diploma-and-Access-to-HE-Diploma as PDF (64 KB) | Download the Advanced-Diploma-Progression-Diploma-and-Access-to-HE-Diploma as MS Word (50 KB)

A-level and AS-level

 Download the A-level-and-AS-level as PDF (62 KB)Download the A-level-and-AS-level as MS Word (55 KB)

BTEC qualification

Download the BTEC-qualification as PDF (75 KB) | Download the BTEC-qualification as MS Word (62 KB)

CACHE qualifications

 Download the CACHE as PDF (61 KB)Download the CACHE as MS Word (48 KB) 

Cambridge Pre-U

Download the Cambridge-Pre-U as PDF (66 KB) | Download the Cambridge-Pre-U as MS Word (49 KB)

International Baccalaureate

Download the International-Baccalaureate as PDF (60 KB) | Download the International-Baccalaureate as MS Word (47 KB)

Irish Leaving Certificate

 Download the Irish-Leaving-Certificate as PDF (60 KB)Download the Irish-Leaving-Certificate as MS Word (47 KB)


Download the OCR as PDF (68 KB)Download the OCR as MS Word (54 KB)

Scottish Highers

Download the Scottish-Highers as PDF (62 KB) | ‌‌Download the Scottish-Highers as MS Word (48 KB)

Combinations: BTEC and A-level

Download the Combinations-BTEC-and-A-level as PDF (69 KB) | Download the Combinations-BTEC-and-A-level as MS Word (60 KB)

Combinations: Cambridge Pre-U and A-level

Download the Combinations-Cambridge-Pre-U-and-A-level as PDF (68 KB) | Download the Combinations-Cambridge-Pre-U-and-A-level as MS Word (56 KB)

Combinations: OCR and A-level

Download the Combinations-OCR-and-A-level as PDF (75 KB) | ‌ Download the Combinations-OCR-and-A-level as MS Word (72 KB)

Other qualifications outside the student number control

Download the other-qualifications-outside-of-the-student-number-control as PDF (118 KB) | Download the other-qualifications-outside-of-the-student-number-control as MS Word (51 KB)

Date: 6 September 2013