HEFCW is publishing this guidance to support institutions applying for a fee and access plan. The Welsh Government’s aim is for fee and access plans to make a significant and lasting contribution to widening access to higher education in Wales.
Approved fee and access plans are the means by which institutions become regulated by HEFCW. All institutions regulated by HEFCW will have their full-time undergraduate and PGCE (QTS) courses automatically designated for student support. These courses are known as qualifying courses.
The following information sets out the processes for an institution submitting a fee and access plan for the first time and the approval process by HEFCW. Institutions currently regulated have been contacted separately, setting out our expectations of them.