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Student Protection Plan

The Higher Education and Research Act 2017 requires Higher Education (HE) providers to maintain a Student Protection Plan (SPP) to protect higher education students’ interests in the case of material change. These events may be triggered by situations such as (but not limited to):

  • a decision to close the College;
  • a strategic decision by the College to close/discontinue or suspend a programme;
  • loss or restriction of degree awarding status (subject to being awarded taught degree awarding powers);
  • major changes in year to programme content;
  • removal of the Tier 4 Sponsor Licence (the Home Office issued licence which allows a provider to teach international students);
  • disruption of College activity (e.g. temporary disruption within term-time not covered by any of the above);
  • industrial action by College staff or third parties;
  • the unanticipated departure of key members of College staff

The approved SPP linked below along with supporting policies and procedures provides assurance to current and future students, and to the OfS, that we have in place appropriate arrangements to protect the quality and continuation of study for our students.