Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW)
About Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW)
At the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales – HEFCW – we regulate fee levels at higher education (HE) institutions, ensure a framework is in place for assessing the quality of higher education and scrutinise the performance of universities and other designated providers. We use resources from the Welsh Government and others to secure higher education learning and research of the highest quality, make the most of the contribution of HE to Wales's culture, society and economy and - working with Estyn - ensure the provision of accredited initial teacher training. We pay particular attention to priority areas that require additional financial support such as widening access to higher education, encouraging and funding part-time enrolments and supporting subjects such as clinical medicine where costs are much higher than tuition fee income.