Private college’s visa licence suspended as BIS and QAA launch inquiries

26 FEBRUARY 2015

Fresh questions have been raised about the government’s drive to boost private providers after it emerged that the biggest, St Patrick’s College, is being investigated by two government departments and by the UK’s quality watchdog.

St Patrick’s, whose students received £95.7 million in public-backed funding in 2013-14, more than any other private college, is being investigated by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Quality Assurance Agency, while the Home Office has also suspended its licence to recruit overseas students, Times Higher Education has learned.

http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/private-colleges-visa-licence-suspended-as-bis-and-qaa-launch-inquiries/2018746.article

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