Higher Education

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 2nd July 2012.

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Photo of Shabana Mahmood Shabana Mahmood Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to the answer from the Minister of State for Universities and Science on 23 April 2012, Official Report, column 735W, on higher education, what records his Department keeps of the type of organisations who apply for designated status for higher education courses.

Photo of David Willetts David Willetts Minister of State (Universities and Science)

The Department records the names of the organisations that apply for specific designation of courses alongside course title, duration and mode of study. Where an organisation has been subject to due diligence checks the Department keeps on file details of the organisation's management and governance arrangements; and an assessment of the organisation's financial sustainability and longevity.

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