Higher Education

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 6th March 2015.

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Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Conservative, Hereford and South Herefordshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, which new higher education institutions designated under section 129 of the Education Reform Act 1988 received funding for (a) capital works and (b) specific designated courses in the last five years for which data are available.

Photo of Greg Clark Greg Clark Minister of State (Universities and Science), Minister of State (Cabinet Office)

Holding answer received on 24 February 2015

In the last five years two higher education providers were designated under section 129 of the Education Reform Act 1988 - The National Film and Television School and The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. Both were designated in 2013.

To date neither has received funding for capital works.

In 2008 the National Film and Television School had a two year full time post graduate course specifically designated allowing eligible students to apply for disabled students’ allowance, this lapsed at the point that they became a publicly funded higher education institution.

The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine had no courses specifically designated for student support prior to them becoming a publicly funded higher education institution.

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