Expert HE data analysts group the courses you currently accredit at UK universities together and benchmark them against non-accredited comparators in key subject areas. You will gain critical evidence and time series analysis about students studying towards your profession.
Metrics include student entry numbers, dropout rates, international student recruitment, widening participation, diversity, course qualifications and post-graduation activity (including employment and further study).
The analysis within the degree programme accreditation report will help you to ensure a healthy pipeline of diverse, graduate talent and secure the long-term stability of your profession by making data-driven course accreditation decisions.
Understand the diversity of students studying courses at universities within your profession
Secure the long-term health of your industry (such as engineering, construction, cyber security, marketing or accounting) by making data-driven course accreditation decisions
Discover latest trends to create better engagement policies with universities, for students studying your profession to enhance their career development
Ensure you're working with the right universities to accredit the right courses
Strengthen the supply chain of your workforce with graduates who have the right skills
Gain critical evidence about entry numbers, dropout rates, international student recruitment, widening participation, diversity, course qualifications and post-graduation activity (including employment/study details)
Metrics available within the report
Russell Group/non-Russell Group HE providers
Region of HE provider
Age on entry
Class of first degree
Activity after graduation
Highly skilled employment
Used skills in employment
Qualification required for employment
Standard Industrial Classification (SIC)
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC)
Region of employment
Example time series chart: students who left with no award by level of study and accreditation marker 2015/16 to 2018/19
The time series chart below shows the percentage of students who do not complete their studies for 2015/16 to 2018/19. The data is shown for accredited, non-accredited and subject benchmark courses, and is disaggregated by level of study for first degree and master’s students.
Example data visualisation dashboard: student background key metrics for first year students 2015/16 to 2019/20 combined
The dashboard visualisation below shows key student background characteristic metrics as a percentage for first degree and masters students for 2015/16 to 2019/20 combined.
The student diversity metrics include; domiciled from the UK, entering university with at least ABB at A-level or equivalent, from a Black and minority ethnic background, female and mature students, from low participation neighbourhood (POLAR 4 quintile 1) and from high participation neighbourhood (POLAR 1 quintile 5) and students who went to a state school.
The data is shown for accredited, non-accredited and subject benchmark courses, and is disaggregated for first degree and masters students.
Who the report is for
Professional membership bodies that accredit university courses, looking to measure student performance across higher education in their chosen profession
Accreditors who want to identify new courses or review their current portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate course accreditation
Professional bodies looking to improve their decision-making using evidence from expert HE analysts and trusted HESA data
Regulatory bodies that want to work with the right universities to ensure they are meeting the professional standards of their industry
The degree programme accreditation report includes two levels of higher education study such as first degree and master’s degree and is based on the number of degree courses you accredit at universities within the UK.
Most professions are categorised within HESA data as a ‘subject area’ however this is not always the case. If your subject area is not identified, an extra fee is applied to manually map this data for you instead.
Number of accredited courses at UK universities
Subject area identified
Subject area not identified
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