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Higher Education and Research Act 2017

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(1)The OfS must establish and maintain a register of English higher education providers (referred to in this Part as “the register”).

(2)The register may be divided by the OfS into different parts representing such different categories of registration as the OfS may determine.

(3)The OfS must register an institution in the register (or, where it has been divided into parts, in a particular part of the register) if—

(a)its governing body applies for it to be registered in the register (or in that part),

(b)it is, or intends to become, an English higher education provider,

(c)it satisfies the initial registration conditions applicable to it in respect of the registration sought (see section 5), and

(d)the application complies with any requirements imposed under subsection (5).

(4)The OfS may not otherwise register an institution in the register.

(5)The OfS may determine—

(a)the form of an application for registration in the register (or in a particular part of the register),

(b)the information to be contained in it or provided with it, and

(c)the manner in which an application is to be submitted.

(6)The Secretary of State may by regulations make provision about the information which must be contained in an institution’s entry in the register.

(7)Once registered, an institution’s ongoing registration is subject to satisfying—

(a)the general ongoing registration conditions applicable to it at the time of its registration and as they may be later revised (see section 5), and

(b)the specific ongoing registration conditions (if any) imposed on it at the time of its registration and as they may be later varied (see section 6).

(8)References in this Part to the ongoing registration conditions of an institution are to the conditions mentioned in subsection (7)(a) and (b).

(9)The OfS must make the information contained in the register, and the information previously contained in it, publicly available by such means as it considers appropriate.

(10)In this Part—

(a)a “registered higher education provider” means an institution which is registered in the register, and

(b)references to “registration” are to be read accordingly.

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