Alternative Higher Education providers

In December 2014, the National Audit Office published a report: Investigation into financial support for students at alternative higher education providers. The report identified a number of issues about the arrangements for oversight and funding of alternative higher education providers. The Committee of Public Accounts took evidence on the report in December 2014 and published its report in February 2015. The Committee’s report set out recommendations for improving government’s oversight of the alternative provider sector.

This follow up report will review progress since the 2014 report and set out the current position. In particular,  it will review government’s progress in implementing the Committee’s recommendations.

If you would like to provide evidence for our study please email the study team on, putting the study title in the subject line. The team will consider the evidence you provide; however, please note that due to the volume of information we receive we may not respond to you directly. If you need to raise a concern please use our contact form.