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Higher Education and Research Act 2017

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47Grant of authorisation: notification of new providers

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(1)The OfS must, as soon as possible after it has been made, notify the Secretary of State if it makes an order under section 42(1) authorising a provider to grant taught awards, where the provider has not previously operated under validation arrangements.

(2)For the purposes of subsection (1), a provider has previously operated under validation arrangements if, at any time before the date when the order is made—

(a)a student at the provider has been granted a taught award by another provider or the OfS, under validation arrangements between the provider and the other provider or the OfS, or

(b)the provider has granted a taught award on behalf of another provider or the OfS, under validation arrangements between the provider and the other provider or the OfS.

(3)In this section “validation arrangements” means—

(a)arrangements between one English higher education provider and another English higher education provider under which the first provider—

(i)grants a taught award to a person who is a student at the other provider, or

(ii)authorises the other provider to grant a taught award on behalf of the first provider, or

(b)arrangements between the OfS and a registered higher education provider under which the OfS—

(i)grants a taught award to a person who is a student at the provider, or

(ii)authorises the provider to grant a taught award on behalf of the OfS.

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