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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 The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.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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HEFCE will shortly publish the call for bids to develop new degree apprenticeship provision. 

The funding letter from the Government details new areas of interest for this second phase.

This includes bids that address social mobility, gender diversity in STEM subjects, and local and regional skills shortages.