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  • 1. Teaching funding for 2012-13 Presented by:Anna Sherratt, Senior Learning & Teaching Policy Adviser Toby West-Taylor, Head of Funding
  • 2. Estimated teaching grant 2012-13 £3,228M Introduction of Other targeted funding for high allocations cost subjects £271M, 6% £113M, 3% WP £369M, 8% Phase out of mainstream T grant £2,475M, 57%Withdrawal of Tgrant -£1,111M, -26%
  • 3. Three elements of teaching grant in 2012-13• The phase-out of 2011-12 mainstream teaching grant • Applies to all categories of student, not just those subject to regulated fees and student support• Targeted allocations, including for WP• The introduction of funding for new regime students in high cost subjects • With lower rates of funding
  • 4. The phase out of mainstream funding for old-regime students (1)Our aim for the phase out is to have an approach that:• Is transparent• Is fair and auditable• Is recognisable, reflecting as far as possible the parameters and measures previously used to calculate the 2011-12 funding that is being phased out• Does not introduce extensive new data collection processes• Minimises instability, by ensuring rates of funding reflect current levels of grant and student numbers
  • 5. The phase out of mainstream funding for old-regime students (2)• Elements that will look familiar: • Same concepts of price groups, modes, levels etc. • Provisional allocation announced in advance, with adjustments arising from subsequent HESES/HEIFES and HESA/ILR data returns• But some fundamental conceptual differences: • No baseline rolling forward from previous year • No tolerance band • Fewer funding agreement targets: instead, HESES/HEIFES and HESA/ILR used to recalculate allocations from first principles
  • 6. The phase out of mainstreamfunding for old-regime students (3) Funding rates x student volume x scaling factor• Funding rates based on 2011-12 funding and student population • Institutional rates by price group, mode and level incorporating London and partial completion weightings and tolerance band positions • Initially derived from HESES/HEIFES11; revised using HESA/ILR data for 2011-12
  • 7. The phase out of mainstreamfunding for old-regime students (4) Funding rates x student volume x scaling factor• 2012-13 Old-regime student volume: • Initial allocation announced in March 2012 will be like a payment on account, based on 2012-13 student numbers forecast in HESES/HEIFES11 • Revised allocation announced in March 2013, based on HESES/HEIFES12 student numbers and revised funding rates using HESA/ILR data for 2011-12 • Final confirmation in 2014 reflecting 2012-13 HESA/ILR student volumes
  • 8. The phase out of mainstreamfunding for old-regime students (5) Funding rates x student volume x scaling factor• Scaling factor: • Necessary to ensure we remain within budget available • May be recalculated as part of revisions to allocations arising from updated data
  • 9. The phase out of mainstreamfunding for old-regime students (6) Why are recalculations necessary?• We want funding to be phased out reflecting as closely as possible the numbers of old-regime students that are continuing • We need to revise allocations as we get increasing certainty about student numbers• We want to avoid some institutions getting an unfair advantage at the expense of others through submission of unrealistic forecasts or inaccurate data • Data quality will be key and we will be strengthening our verification and audit processes
  • 10. Consultation question 1“Following the changes tofunding for higher educationagreed by the Government, weneed to phase out themainstream teaching fundingrelating to old-regime students.Do you have any comments onour proposed approach?”
  • 11. Non-mainstream funding: targeted allocations (1)• Allocations we expect to continue in 2012-13: • Funding for widening participation and improving retention (£369M) • Institution-specific targeted allocation (£47M) • Accelerated & intensive provision (£41M) • Additional funding for very high cost & vulnerable science (£23M) • Clinical consultants’ pay (£18M), senior academic GPs’ pay (£1M) and NHS pension scheme compensation (£6 million)
  • 12. Non-mainstream funding: targeted allocations (2)• Allocations that are “special cases” in 2012-13: • Funding for co-funded employer engagement will be phased out in a way that mirrors mainstream teaching grant • Part-time undergraduate targeted allocation will have a reduced total budget (£52M) as we phase out over two years the sum that was added from 2009-10 arising from the ELQ policy • A new targeted allocation to enable us to continue to provide Erasmus fee compensation to continuing students in 2012-13 and 2013-14 (£10M)
  • 13. Non-mainstream funding: targeted allocations (3)• Allocations to be phased out in two equal instalments from 2012-13 (showing 2011-12 budgets): • Maintaining capacity in SIVS - ELQ funding(£28M) • Research-informed teaching (£9M) and institutional learning and teaching strategies (£28M) within TESS• Transitional funding for ELQ students (£22M in 2011-12) will continue to be phased out as previously planned
  • 14. Consultation question 2“Given the reductions toHEFCE’s teaching grant from2012-13, do you have anycomments on our proposal thatcertain non-mainstreamallocations should be phasedout, and others continued as aninterim measure in 2012-13?”
  • 15. Funding for new-regime students in high cost subjects for 2012-13• For 2012-13, relates only to students in price groups A and B• Lower rates of grant• No tolerance band• Only variation in funding rates by institution is for London weighting• Same iterative process of updating allocations as 2012-13 new-regime student numbers are updated• We reserve the right not to count numbers recruited in excess of medical and dental intake targets or student number control limits
  • 16. Indicative income for new-regime full-time undergraduates Basic rates excluding London weighting HEFCE Price HEFCE Price HEFCE Price HEFCE Price Group A Group B Group C Group D Old regime (up to 2011-12 entry) HEFCE teaching grant £13,335 £4,894 £3,426 £2,325 Regulated fee £3,375 £3,375 £3,375 £3,375 Total (2011-12 prices) £16,710 £8,269 £6,801 £5,700 New regime (from 2012-13 entry) Approximate HEFCE £10,000 £1,500 0 0 teaching grant Maximum regulated fee £6,000 - £9,000 £6,000 - £9,000 £6,000 - £9,000 £6,000 - £9,000 Total (2012-13 prices) £16,000 - £19,000 £7,500 - £10,500 £6,000 - £9,000 £6,000 - £9,000These rates do not include non-mainstream teaching funding
  • 17. Consultation question 3 “Following government changes to funding for higher education, we need to change the way HEFCE provides teaching grant for new- regime students. Do you have any comments on our proposed approach for 2012-13?”