HEFCE closed at the end of March 2018. The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.
The HEFCE domain - www.hefce.ac.uk - 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.
The process builds on established approaches, and uses peer review and external scrutiny to provide students, their parents, employers and the wider public with assurances about the quality of the student academic experience and student outcomes and the reliability of degree standards.
HEFCE will be undertaking the APR process for publicly funded higher education providers in England, and for Northern Ireland providers on behalf of the Department for the Economy in Northern Ireland.