How can colleges get started?
Colleges are central to key areas of policy, and we encourage the colleges we fund to support our work in these areas.
Colleges are especially well-placed to support stronger partnerships between higher and further education in ‘cold spots’ - or parts of the country where HE provision is weak – and pathways from apprenticeship and foundation degrees to more advanced levels of technical education.
This sets out what actions we require from colleges throughout the year, including what data colleges need to submit and when.
Each year we run training sessions for colleges on completing HEIFES.
We have also published advice and tips from two colleges on how to complete the survey.
Colleges are able to bid for funding through a number of different HEFCE funds. Further information about each fund, and how to apply, is included as part of the individual calls for funding.
We are interested to talk directly with colleges and welcome them to contact us.