Impact assessment of proposals to increase annual fee caps for accelerated degree courses, and an equality analysis of how this change will affect protected groups.


Accelerated degree courses: assessment of impact

Ref: DFE-00340-2018PDF, 1.16MB, 67 pages

Accelerated degree courses: equality analysis

Ref: DFE-00343-2016PDF, 591KB, 23 pages


The impact assessment considers the impact of increasing the annual fee cap for accelerated degrees on provision, uptake, and outlay.

The equality analysis assesses the effect that increasing the annual fee cap for accelerated degrees will have on groups with relevant protected characteristics, as identified in the Equality Act 2010. These characteristics include:

  • disability
  • gender reassignment
  • pregnancy and maternity
  • race
  • religion or belief
  • sex and sexual orientation

You can also read our response to the consultation Accelerated degrees: widening student choice in higher education.

Published 19 November 2018
Last updated 11 July 2019 + show all updates

  1. Added attachment ‘Accelerated degree courses: equality analysis’. Added details about the equality analysis.
  2. Updated with finalised impact assessment, complete with minister’s signature.
  3. Added updated version of ‘Accelerated degree courses: assessment of impact’.
  4. First published.