department of education wales
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The current and new curriculum
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Financial assistance for over 16s staying on at school or college
Student Finance Wales is a service which is run in partnership with the Student Loans Company (SLC) and the Department for Education and Skills (DfES) in the Welsh Government. We work together to provide students living in Wales with financial support when they need it most. There are loans and grants available to help with tuition fees and living costs no matter where students choose to study in the UK. Extra help is also available for students that have child or adult dependants or a disability.
Welsh higher education providers have been given the opportunity to apply for TEF on a similar basis to institutions in England. The TEF is not part of HEFCW’s responsibilities. It is a matter for eligible Welsh institutions to determine whether or not they wish to participate in TEF.
The TEF data considers how many students continue their course from one year to the next, graduate-level employment outcomes, and students’ views about their experience gathered in the National Student Survey (NSS). The TEF is administered by Office for Students (OfS) on behalf of the Department for Education in England. Further information about TEF can be found on the OfS website.