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    Higher Education Review (Alternative Providers): Key Findings 2013-15

    ​This report summarises the findings of higher education reviews of alternative providers conducted by QAA over the academic years 2013-15. Alternative providers are independent colleges and universities that offer UK higher education.

    This report covers 27 reviews of 23 providers: eight seeking designation for public funding purposes and 15 seeking Highly Trusted Sponsor status from the Home Office in order to recruit international students.

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