OfS Registration

ACM is a registered Office for Students provider*

ACM is proud to announce that it is now Office for Students (OfS) Registered. This means we meet OfS requirements for course quality, academic standards, student support, student protection and more. This government recognition of the quality and value of ACM’s higher education programmes is firm evidence of our continued and strengthening commitment to excellence in teaching and student experience.

The OfS is the regulator of higher education in England. Its focus is on the interests of students, particularly on enhancing student experience and outcomes, and delivering value for money for both students and for taxpayers.

Being registered means a higher education provider has demonstrated to the OfS that it:

  • provides well-designed courses that deliver a high-quality academic experience for all students
  • supports students from admission through to completion
  • ensures students’ outcomes are valued by employers, or enable further study
  • awards qualifications, through its validation arrangements, that hold their value over time, in line with recognised standards
  • pays regard to guidance about how to comply with consumer protection law
  • has a published student protection plan setting out the risks of course, campus or provider closure and how it will protect students’ interests in this event
  • has the financial resources to provide and deliver the courses advertised
  • has the management and governance arrangements necessary to provide and deliver the courses advertised.

For more information see www.officeforstudents.org.uk/advice-and-guidance/the-register/

Access and participation plan

As part of its registration with the OfS ACM has developed an access and participation plan that sets us clear benchmarks for our progress in supporting key groups. This plan sets out how we will improve equality of opportunity for underrepresented groups to access, succeed in and progress from higher education. Access and Participation Plans are renewed and formally approved by the Office for Students.

View ACM’s most recently approved plan

View ACM’s plan for 2020/21 – 2024/25

View ACM’s Provider Fee Information 2021-22

OfS Transparency Information

Transparency Information 

As a Higher Education provider registered with the Office for Students (OfS) we are required to provide transparency data on specific areas regarding undergraduate applications, offers, acceptances and registrations as well as attainment information.

The information published on this page shows the number of students who attained a particular degree or other academic award, or a particular level of such an award, or a particular level of such an award, on completion of their course with us.

It also shows these numbers by reference to:

  • The gender of the individuals to which they relate.
  • Their ethnicity.
  • Their socioeconomic background.

It is important to note that the data presented has not been contextualised. This means, for example, that you will not be able to see from this data how many of those applying to courses met the entry criteria. It is also the case that institutions usually received many more applications than they have spaces on courses and so offer rates will necessarily be lower than application rates. In addition, application data relates to the number of unique applications received, and not an individual person who might make multiple applications.

With regard to information that is split by the three characteristics of gender, ethnicity and socioeconomic background you will see that some figures may be highlighted. This is because the differences between groups of students with particular characteristics are notable.

Transparency 2021 information: Overview

These tables contain data relating to the attainment of 2019-20 qualifiers.

The following data tables are included:

  • Table 1a Attainment 2019-20: This table contains data relating to attainment at the provider. This table presents the percentage of classified first degrees at grade 2:1 or above by characteristics for 2019-20 qualifiers.
  • Table 1b Attainment 2019-20: This table contains data relating to attainment at the provider. This table presents detailed information on attainment by characteristics for 2019-20 qualifiers.

Transparency 2021 information: Attainment of 2019-20 qualifiers

Table 1a: Percentage of classified first degrees at grade 2:1 or above by characteristic for 2019-20 qualifiers.

CharacteristicCharacteristic splitPercentage
EIMD 2019 quintile1 and 285%
EIMD 2019 quintile3 to 585%

Table 1b: Detailed information on attainment for 2019-20 qualifiers.

Mode of StudyCharacteristicCharacteristic splitHead count of classified First Degrees awardedPercentage of classified First Degrees awarded as first classPercentage of classified First Degrees awarded as upper second classPercentage of classified First Degrees awarded as lower second classPercentage of classified First Degrees awarded as third class / passHead count of unclassified First Degrees awardedHead count of other undergraduate awards
Full-timeEIMD 2019 quintile1NNNNNNN
Full-timeEIMD 2019 quintile2NNNNNNN
Full-timeEIMD 2019 quintile35040%50%10%DPNN
Full-timeEIMD 2019 quintile46050%40%10%DPNN
Full-timeEIMD 2019 quintile59040%45%15%DPNN
Full-timeEIMD 2019 quintileN/ANNNNNNN
Full-timeEIMD 2019 quintileUnknownNNNNNNN

Rounding and suppression

The data contained in the tables have been rounded and suppressed as follows:

  • numerators and denominators have been rounded to the nearest 10. Where the numerator or denominator rounds to 20 or less, the data are suppressed with an “N”
  • percentages are rounded according to the smallest, unsuppressed denominator in a given mode and characteristic. If the denominator rounds to:
    • 50 or less: percentages are rounded to 5%
    • 1000 or less: percentages are rounded to 1%
    • more than 1000: percentages are rounded to 0.1%
    • “N/A” is displayed where there is no provision in a given mode or level
    • “DP” indicates suppression for data protection reasons. This is applied where the numerator is two or less, or differs from the denominator by no more than two students.


N/A: Not applicable as no applicants to this mode of study

N: 24 or fewer students in this population

DP: Data suppressed for data protection reasons.

Acronyms and Terminology

BAME: Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups.

EIMD quintile: English Index of Multiple Deprivation with Quintile 1 & 2 as most deprived and 3, 4 and 5 as least deprived.

Financial statements for the year ended 31 August 2020

ACM Guildford Limited’s annual report, including financial statements, for the year ended 31 August 2020 can be viewed here.