The Office for Students was set up to deal with risks to the higher education system. How will it respond to egregious examples such as courses with a continuation rate of zero?
In 2016-17, London Churchill College, an alternative provider with two campuses in east London, offered two foundation degrees validated by the University of Bedfordshire.
One hundred people enrolled on these courses, in business management and events and hospitality management, but not a single one progressed from the first year. Unsurprisingly, concerns were raised. The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education carried out an investigation in May of this year.