The consultation’s aims are:
- to provide an overview of the new system for alternative providers that wish their students to be able to access student support from the Student Loans Company
- to seek responses to specific proposals on student number controls
- to invite views, particularly from alternative providers, on how this will operate in practice.
This consultation forms part of a review of the course designation system for alternative providers.
It is envisaged that the new system will involve more robust and transparent requirements in the areas of quality assurance, financial sustainability, and management and governance.