Beforehand assigned on time-limited foundation

BPP College has been awarded indefinite taught degree-awarding powers below the Workplace for College students’ (OfS) new regulatory framework.

Though the skilled training supplier first obtained diploma awarding powers in 2007 — and was the primary publicly owned firm within the UK to take action — these had been granted on a time-limited foundation. Till now, BPP, which obtained college standing in 2013, may have seen these powers eliminated if it failed to fulfill requirements.

Its proprietor Apollo Training Group, who purchased BPP in 2009 for £303 million, was acquired by a trio of US private equity firms for £760 million in 2017, taking the corporate non-public.

Within the latest abstract evaluation report for indefinite taught degree-awarding powers, The High quality Assurance Company for Increased Training (QAA) discovered that BPP College “clearly articulates and implements a strategic strategy to studying and instructing” and recognised its “dedication to skilled follow and the appliance of information to real-life conditions”.

The QAA’s recognition and the choice to award BPP new degree-awarding powers “is the fruits of an extended journey with a transparent aim and a whole lot of exhausting work concerned, that we got down to obtain in 2000,” mentioned BPP College vice-chancellor Professor Tim Stewart.

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He added:

“That is important milestone for BPP and a validation of all of the exhausting work put in by present and former colleagues and our shut partnership with the College students’ Affiliation through the years. The expertise and experience that our workers convey to programme design, supply and assessment has been absolutely acknowledged with this choice.”

BPP, of which BPP Legislation College is a subsidiary, was reportedly up for sale again final yr however was taken off the market after simply six months, after (it was claimed) no potential purchaser was discovered.

In the meantime, BPP College Legislation College was recently appointed by the Metropolis legislation agency ‘consortium’ — made up of Freshfields, Herbert Smith Freehills, Hogan Lovells, Norton Rose Fulbright, Linklaters and Slaughter and May — to design a collection of bespoke programs that may put together its future trainees to go the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE).