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The University of Buckingham

Operating as University of Buckingham

UKPRN: 10007787

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

Website: www.buckingham.ac.uk/

Legal address: Yeomanry House, Hunter Street, Buckingham, MK18 1EG

This is the address that the provider has officially registered at. It may well teach courses at other addresses.

This provider:

  • is a university

    University title is a term protected in law and may only be used by those providers that have been granted the title by Government. Some universities have held the title for many years, but to gain UK university title today a provider must meet criteria, including having been granted powers to award taught degrees and meeting thresholds in relation to the number of higher education students. See more about the process.

  • can award all types of degrees

    This provider can award both taught and research degrees. Taught degree awarding powers give UK higher education providers the right to award bachelors degrees with honours and other taught higher education qualifications, up to and including the level of a masters degree. Research degrees recognise the creation and interpretation of new knowledge through original research or other forms of advanced scholarship. Some providers have held degree awarding powers for many years. See more about the criteria providers must currently meet to gain these powers.

  • has institutional level specific course designation

    As a result, eligible students studying on courses that meet the requirements set out in the Student Support Regulations can apply for loans. Students who commenced study on eligible courses prior to 2016-17 can apply for maintenance grants as well as loans. See more about the Student Support Regulations.

  • has been accredited to deliver initial teacher training provision

    This provider has been accredited by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) to deliver initial teacher training. More information on the accreditation can be found below.

  • meets expectations for quality and standards as defined by the Teaching Excellence Framework

    Subject to parliamentary scrutiny in autumn 2016, in 2017-18 this provider's tuition fee loan cap will be maintained in line with forecast inflation up to a maximum of £6,000 plus forecast inflation. See more about the TEF.

Higher education students at this provider:

  • can apply for student support funding for undergraduate and initial teaching training courses and/or for particular allowances

    This provider has been granted institutional designation for student support purposes and is also accredited by the National College of Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) to provide initial teacher training (ITT) courses. Eligible students studying on courses beginning in 2016-17 that meet the requirements set out in the Student Support Regulations can apply for undergraduate student loans and for particular allowances. Students who commenced study on eligible courses prior to 2016-17 can apply for maintenance grants as well as loans.

    Designated courses include most undergraduate courses, integrated masters courses and ITT courses. Eligible postgraduate students studying on courses that meet the requirements set out in the Student Support Regulations can apply for disabled students' allowances. See more about student finance.

  • can apply for postgraduate loans for masters study

    Eligible students studying on masters courses that meet the requirements set out in the relevant regulations 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. This provider is monitored annually against these criteria. See more about course designation.

    This provider must also demonstrate financial sustainability to the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL).

  • have regular quality reviews

    This provider is reviewed by the Quality Assurance Agency. To see the latest review please use the link below. This provider is inspected by Ofsted for the initial teacher training education it offers. 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 participate in the National Student Survey and may have data published on Unistats.

    In addition, this provider gives information to the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) on the number of trainees it has recruited to its initial teacher training course(s). Data includes the characteristics of new entrants and since 2008-09, the UK degree class of postgraduate new entrants. The NCTL also collects information about lead schools and placement schools. See more about the data NCTL collects.

  • 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 (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.

  • charge student fees at or below set levels for most UK and EU students who are on initial teacher training courses

    This provider can only charge fees at or below set levels for most UK and EU students who are on initial teacher training courses.

Initial Teacher Training provision

This provider can deliver initial teacher training, and uses the name below when it does:
  • University of Buckingham

    Date of accreditation: Accredited before 2011.

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