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

*Our registration status relates specifically to Guildford and Birmingham campuses and the validated arrangements with Middlesex University. Registration for the London campus is via the franchise arrangement with Falmouth University.

https://www.falmouth.ac.uk/academic-partnerships

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Transparency Data

OfS 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. This information is specific to ACM Guildford and Birmingham campuses. ACM London, as a franchise with Falmouth University, transparency information is published separately by Falmouth University.

The information published on this page shows:

  • The number of applications for admission on to higher education courses that we have received.
  • The number of offers we have made in relation to those applications.
  • The number of those offers accepted and the number of those who have registered with us.
  • The number of students who have attained a particular 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 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.

ACM Statement

ACM is committed to providing a high standard of education and outstanding student experience to all our students at all levels, regardless of their background. Commitment to reducing gaps in access, success and progression for underrepresented groups is set out within our published Access and Participation Plan.

Transparency Return 2019

Applications, offers, acceptances and registrations: 2018-19 entrants

Table 1a: Summary of applications, offers, acceptances and registrations for 2018-19 entrants
 
Number of applicationsPercentage of applications that received an offerPercentage of applications that accepted an offerPercentage of applications that led to a registration
Full TimeEthnicityWhite120074%48%35%
BAME24073%54%39%
EIMD quintile1 and 240069%45%33%
3 to 5103076%49%36%
GenderMale103075%49%38%
Female46072%45%30%
OtherNNNN
Part TimeEthnicityWhiteN/AN/AN/AN/A
BAMEN/AN/AN/AN/A
EIMD quintile1 and 2N/AN/AN/AN/A
3 to 5N/AN/AN/AN/A
GenderMaleN/AN/AN/AN/A
FemaleN/AN/AN/AN/A
OtherN/AN/AN/AN/A
ApprenticeshipsEthnicityWhiteN/AN/AN/AN/A
BAMEN/AN/AN/AN/A
EIMD quintile1 and 2N/AN/AN/AN/A
3 to 5N/AN/AN/AN/A
GenderFemaleN/AN/AN/AN/A
MaleN/AN/AN/AN/A
OtherN/AN/AN/AN/A

Key:

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

N               24 of fewer students in this population

DP            Data suppressed for data protection reasons

Full details of applications, offers and acceptances and registrations: 2018-19 data can be accessed by downloading the OFS Transparency Information PDF 

N.B. The OfS identified issues regarding rounding and suppression of data in the tables prepared by them and revised tables were issued to providers on 3rd September 2019.  The attached tables have been updated inline with the OfS amendment. 

Transparency Return 2019

Attainment: 2017-18 qualifiers

Table 2a: Percentage of first degrees at grade 2:1 or above by characteristic for 2017-18 qualifiers
Percentage
EthnicityBAME65%
White75%
EIMD quintile1 and 260%
3 to 575%
GenderFemale80%
Male70%
OtherN

Key:

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

N               24 of fewer students in this population

DP            Data suppressed for data protection reasons

Full details of attainment: 2017-18 qualifiers can be accessed by downloading the OFS Transparency Information PDF 

N.B. The OfS identified issues regarding rounding and suppression of data in the tables prepared by them and revised tables were issued to providers on 3rd September 2019.  The attached tables have been updated inline with the OfS amendment. 

 

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