Proposals for student number controls in 2012-13
Presentation outline• Entrant controls in 2012-13• AAB+ equivalent students• Core and margin
Entrant controls in 2012-13• Government plans to free up student number controls for around a quarter of student entrants• Need to control the cost of the system, through controls on student numbers, remains• SNC will continue to apply to full-time UG and PGCE entrants• Institutions’ number controls will be reduced to allow AAB+ and core-margin• We anticipate further changes from 2013-14 (e.g. part- time)
AAB+ equivalent students• Unrestrained recruitment of AAB+ equivalent population• Relatively stable population of around 70,000• Government goals: • competition for places on selective courses • opportunity for more students to go to first choice institution if that university wishes to take them• “AAB will represent a starting point”
AAB+ equivalent students• What is AAB+ equivalent? • Best three A-levels • BTEC National Diploma (Distinction, Distinction, Distinction) • Best five Scottish Highers (A, A, B, B, B) • Best four Irish Leaving Certificates (A1, A1, A1, B1) • Grade A from a CACHE Level 3 diploma in Child Care and Education • Grade D1 from an OCR National Extended Diploma • A distinction from a NPTC Level 3 Land Based Extended Diploma • Grade A* from a Progression Diploma • International Baccalaureate (29 points) • A first degree • A postgraduate taught or research degree
AAB+ equivalent students• How we will take away numbers • Pro rata reductions: • 7,500 UMF numbers (previously planned) • 4,000 growth in AAB+ equivalent population • Institution-specific reductions (2010-11 HESA data) • Medicine and dentistry students • Previously recruited AAB+ students • Institutional core SNC remains
AAB+ equivalent students• All institutions will be able to recruit as many AAB+ equivalent students as they want to and are able to• Institutional core SNC remains • (less reduction to create margin for £7.5k provision)• Medicine and dentistry numbers still subject to separate allocations and controls
Consultation question 4We have been asked by theGovernment to removestudents achieving AAB+equivalent from the studentnumber controls. Do you haveany comments on ourproposed method ofimplementing this?
AAB+ equivalent students• We are interested in the impact on: • widening participation, and fair access and social mobility • spread of provision across subject areas, for example SIVS • equality and diversity • particular types of institution • any other areas
Core and margin• Flexible margin of 20,000 entrant places• Quality provision• Average net fee of £7,500 or less• Government goals: • make it easier for FECs and non-traditional providers • Introduce competition to incentivise efficient operation• Government expects to increase the size of this margin
Core and margin• How we will create the margin • 20,000 cut (about 8%) from core remaining after adjustments for AAB+ etc • No cut from institutions without an Access Agreement
Core and margin• How we will redistribute the margin • Institutions bid for a number of places • Panel decides allocations End of October 2011 Call for bids, including detailed information on criteria Early December 2011 Deadline for proposals January 2012 Baseline student number controls confirmed March 2012 Allocations confirmed as part of grant announcement
Core and margin• Fee levels • Average fee, net of fee waivers, of £7,500 • Institutions will, as part of bid, formally commit to fee below £7,500 • Institutions will be asked to confirm fee level below £7,500 when admissions process is complete
Core and margin• Quality provision • No single measure or metric – bids to draw on sector-wide indicators of quality, for example: • QAA audits/reviews • Benchmarked NSS results • HESA non-continuation and completion rates • Evidence at a course level, where this is available
Core and margin• Other criteria • Evidence the institution can reasonably be expected to fill the places they are bidding for • Additional Government priorities may emerge
Core and margin• What happens if fewer than 20,000 places are reallocated?• What happens if more than 20,000 places are requested?• What happens if places are allocated but not subsequently filled?
Consultation question 5 The Government has asked us to consult on a core/margin approach to re-allocating places towards lower fee provision in order to increase choice, competition and fee diversity. Do you have any comments on our proposed method of implementation?
Core and margin• We are interested in the impact on: • fee levels • spread of provision across subject areas, for example SIVS • equality and diversity • particular types of institution • widening participation, including fair access and social mobility • student choice • promoting diverse provision • Any other areas
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