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ALRA

Operating as Academy of Live and Recorded Arts

UKPRN: 10000248

This is the unique identifier allocated to a provider by the UK Register of Learning Providers (UKRLP).

Website: www.alra.co.uk/

Legal address: Studio 24, Royal Victoria Patriotic Building, John Archer Way, London, SW18 3SX

This is the address at which the provider has officially registered. It may teach courses at other locations.

This provider:

Higher education students at this provider:

  • can apply for student finance for undergraduate courses and/or particular allowances if they are on specifically designated courses

    This provider delivers some courses that have been specifically designated for student support. Eligible students studying on the undergraduate courses between the dates listed on the 'Designated courses' tab above can apply for undergraduate student loans and for particular allowances. Eligible students studying on postgraduate courses between the dates listed on the 'Designated courses' tab above can apply for disabled students' allowances. See more about student finance. From 2016 undergraduate maintenance grants were replaced with loans. No new students applying for the first time will be able to access maintenance grants on any of the courses between the dates listed on the 'Designated courses' tab above. See more about the student finance changes.

  • can apply for postgraduate loans for masters study if they are on specifically designated courses

    This provider delivers some courses that have been specifically designated for postgraduate masters loans. Eligible students studying on the masters courses identified on the 'Designated courses' tab above can apply for a postgraduate masters loan. See more about postgraduate masters loans.

This provider is required to:

  • demonstrate financial sustainability

    This provider will normally have met financial sustainability, management and governance criteria set by the Department for Education. The provider is designated annually against these criteria. See more about specific course designation.

  • have regular quality reviews

    This provider is reviewed by the Quality Assurance Agency. To see the latest review please use the link below.

  • provide certain information on its students and performance

    This provider is required to give information to the Higher Education Statistics Agency including data on courses, students and graduate employment. Students studying at this provider may participate in the National Student Survey and may have data published on Unistats.

  • ensure student complaints can be reviewed independently

    This provider is required to be a member of the independent complaints scheme for higher education students; the Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education (OIA). Students who have exhausted the relevant internal complaints procedures and are not satisfied with the outcome may be able to complain to the OIA, provided the complaint is within the OIA's remit.

The courses listed below, that are delivered at the following locations, have been specifically designated for student support. As a result, eligible students studying on courses that meet the requirements set out in the Student Support Regulations can apply for student loans.

Locations

ALRA North

Mill at the Pier

Trencherfield Mill

Heritage Way

Wigan

WN3 4EF

Location ID: ALRA North

ALRA South

Studio 24

Royal Victoria Patriotic Building

John Archer Way

London

SW18 3SX

Location ID: ALRA South

Designated courses

Acting (BA -3 years full-time)

Award

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

3 years full-time

Awarding body

St Mary's University, Twickenham

    Designation period  
Locations Type of support
Start
The date that the course was first granted designation from. This applies to all courses designated after September 2013. HEFCE does not hold the date of initial designation for courses designated before 2013. Students who began study prior to September 2013 should contact SLC directly to confirm whether they can access student grants and/or loans whilst studying on this course.
End
The last date by which eligible students must have been studying on the course in order to be able to apply for student grants and/or loans.
Status
ALRA North Undergraduate student support 1 August 2014 31 July 2018
Current
Eligible students studying on this course between the dates shown can apply for the support indicated. Designation is subject to the provider continuing to meet the requirements set out by the Department for Education (DfE). Should the provider no longer meet the requirements set out by the DfE then student support may no longer be available to students. See more about student finance. From 2016 undergraduate student maintenance grants were replaced with loans. No new students applying for the first time will be able to access student grants. See more about the student finance changes.
ALRA South Undergraduate student support 1 August 2014 31 July 2018
Current
Eligible students studying on this course between the dates shown can apply for the support indicated. Designation is subject to the provider continuing to meet the requirements set out by the Department for Education (DfE). Should the provider no longer meet the requirements set out by the DfE then student support may no longer be available to students. See more about student finance. From 2016 undergraduate student maintenance grants were replaced with loans. No new students applying for the first time will be able to access student grants. See more about the student finance changes.

To be eligible for support students must have been studying on this course within the time period indicated above.

Provider's course code: 3YAStM

Professional Acting (MA -1 year full-time)

Award

Master of Arts (MA)

1 year full-time

Awarding body

St Mary's University, Twickenham

    Designation period  
Locations Type of support
Start
The date that the course was first granted designation from. This applies to all courses designated after September 2013. HEFCE does not hold the date of initial designation for courses designated before 2013. Students who began study prior to September 2013 should contact SLC directly to confirm whether they can access student grants and/or loans whilst studying on this course.
End
The last date by which eligible students must have been studying on the course in order to be able to apply for student grants and/or loans.
Status
ALRA North Disabled students’ allowances 1 August 2014 31 July 2018
Current
Eligible students studying on this course between the dates shown can apply for the support indicated. Designation is subject to the provider continuing to meet the requirements set out by the Department for Education (DfE). Should the provider no longer meet the requirements set out by the DfE then student support may no longer be available to students. See more about student finance. From 2016 undergraduate student maintenance grants were replaced with loans. No new students applying for the first time will be able to access student grants. See more about the student finance changes.
Postgraduate masters loans 1 August 2017 31 July 2018
Current
Eligible students studying on this course between the dates shown can apply for the support indicated. Designation is subject to the provider continuing to meet the requirements set out by the Department for Education (DfE). Should the provider no longer meet the requirements set out by the DfE then student support may no longer be available to students. See more about student finance. From 2016 undergraduate student maintenance grants were replaced with loans. No new students applying for the first time will be able to access student grants. See more about the student finance changes.
ALRA South Disabled students’ allowances 1 August 2014 31 July 2018
Current
Eligible students studying on this course between the dates shown can apply for the support indicated. Designation is subject to the provider continuing to meet the requirements set out by the Department for Education (DfE). Should the provider no longer meet the requirements set out by the DfE then student support may no longer be available to students. See more about student finance. From 2016 undergraduate student maintenance grants were replaced with loans. No new students applying for the first time will be able to access student grants. See more about the student finance changes.
Postgraduate masters loans 1 August 2017 31 July 2018
Current
Eligible students studying on this course between the dates shown can apply for the support indicated. Designation is subject to the provider continuing to meet the requirements set out by the Department for Education (DfE). Should the provider no longer meet the requirements set out by the DfE then student support may no longer be available to students. See more about student finance. From 2016 undergraduate student maintenance grants were replaced with loans. No new students applying for the first time will be able to access student grants. See more about the student finance changes.

To be eligible for support students must have been studying on this course within the time period indicated above.

Provider's course code: PGA

Stage Management and Technical Theatre (FDA -2 years full-time)

Award

Foundation Degree of the Arts (FDA)

2 years full-time

Awarding body

St Mary's University, Twickenham

    Designation period  
Location Type of support
Start
The date that the course was first granted designation from. This applies to all courses designated after September 2013. HEFCE does not hold the date of initial designation for courses designated before 2013. Students who began study prior to September 2013 should contact SLC directly to confirm whether they can access student grants and/or loans whilst studying on this course.
End
The last date by which eligible students must have been studying on the course in order to be able to apply for student grants and/or loans.
Status
ALRA South Undergraduate student support 1 August 2014 31 July 2017
Teach out
This course has been designated for student support between the dates indicated. Eligible students who were studying on this course between the dates provided may continue to claim student grants and/or loans until they leave or complete their course. New eligible students who were not studying on this course during the dates indicated will not be able to apply for student grant and /or loans. Designation is subject to the provider continuing to meet the requirements set out by the Department for Education (DfE). Should the provider no longer meet the requirements set out by the DfE then student support may no longer be available to students. See more about student finance.

To be eligible for support students must have been studying on this course within the time period indicated above.

Provider's course code: SMTT

Quality review outcomes

The Department For Education require this provider to be reviewed by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA). See more about the approach taken by the QAA.

  • To see the latest Quality Assurance Agency review for this provider please use the link below.

    Since September 2015, Government policy has been that all alternative higher education providers in England, who want their students to be eligible for student support, have had to have a successful Higher Education Review (Alternative Providers) (HER AP) from the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) on entry. These providers must maintain their relationship with the QAA and continue to meet the expected standards during annual monitoring and in any future reviews. See more information about the quality requirements for alternative providers with specific course designation.

Teaching Excellence Framework

The UK has a world-class higher education sector, with rigorous systems in place to ensure high quality teaching. The Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) is a new scheme for recognising excellent teaching, in addition to existing national quality requirements for universities, colleges and other higher education providers. It provides information to help prospective students choose where to study.

The TEF is voluntary and each higher education provider decides whether or not they wish to take part.

The TEF was developed by the Department for Education in England. While higher education policy is a devolved matter, individual providers in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are also able to take part if they wish to.

Participating higher education providers receive a gold, silver or bronze award reflecting the excellence of their teaching, learning environment and student outcomes. The awards cover undergraduate teaching.

The full list of participating higher education providers and their TEF awards, including those in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are listed here.

The government introduced the TEF in 2016 as a trial year, from which lessons will be learned for future years. The results were published in June 2017. Providers are able to appeal their award and any resulting changes will be made in August 2017.

The Government has previously indicated that universities and colleges in England that have a TEF award will be able to increase their tuition fees in line with inflation. The Department for Education will confirm the 2018-19 fee caps in due course. Providers in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are able to take part in the TEF, with no direct impact on their tuition fees.

See more about the TEF.

Provisional

The higher education provider meets rigorous national quality requirements for UK higher education, and is taking part in the TEF, but does not yet have sufficient data to be fully assessed. The provider may be fully assessed in future when it has sufficient data.

A provider taking part in the TEF is awarded:

  • gold for delivering consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK
  • silver for delivering high quality teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It consistently exceeds rigorous national quality requirements for UK higher education
  • bronze for delivering teaching, learning and outcomes for its students that meet rigorous national quality requirements for UK higher education
  • provisional where it meets rigorous national quality requirements for UK higher education, and is taking part in the TEF, but does not yet have sufficient data to be fully assessed. The provider may be fully assessed in future when it has sufficient data.

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