SFC Under recruitment thresholds

SFC Under recruitment thresholds

Universities should fill the target number of funded student places that SFC provides subject to the tolerance thresholds. 

Non-controlled subjects

There is a 2% threshold for under recruitment for Scots, Other EU and continuing RUK students.  There is a combined target for non-controlled subjects which includes Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught funded places.

2020-21 2019-20 2018-19 2017-18 2016-17
12,063.7 12,066.2  12,187.7 12,202.7 12,233.7

Controlled subjects

There is a 3% threshold for under recruitment for Scots, Other EU and continuing RUK students.

Subject 2020-21 2019-20 2018-19 2017-18  2016-17
Clinical Medicine   (See Below) 575.1 575.1 565.4
Clinical Dentistry 

 

262.2 262.2 220.4  240.5
Pre-clinical Medicine   (See Below) 325.8 321.0  311.9
Pre-clinical Dentistry   53.3 53.0 53.3  53.5
MEduc Primary   582.0 510.5 495.0  487.6
BEd Technology   86.6 95.1 99.2  94.5
PGDE Primary   186.5 186.3 165.7 172.9
PGDE Secondary   318.9* 222.9 271.1  212.3
Nursing (inc Honours)   149.0 153.0 146.0  115.0
*PGDE Secondary in 19/20 includes Middle Years Education

 

From 2019-20 under-enrolment in the controlled subject of Medicine will be measured against the Core intake target for Scots/EU students, rather than against overall funded places — there is a 0% under-recruitment threshold.

Subject 2019-20 Core Intake Target (Scot/EU/RUK) 2019-20 Minimum Scots/EU Intake
Medicine 210 164

 

Source of rules: SFC Conditions of Outcome Agreement Funding (Annex C) (17 May 2019) (pdf)