London Film Academy

Policies & Statements

Office for Students (OfS)

The Office for Students (OfS) is the regulator of English higher education. LFA is listed as a registered provider on the OfS Register. Being registered means LFA has demonstrated to the OfS that it:

  • Provides well-designed courses that meet recognised standards
  • Offers a high-quality academic experience for all students
  • Supports students from admission through to completion
  • Ensures students’ achievements are valued by employers or enable further study
  • Awards qualifications that hold their value over time, in line with recognised standards
  • Pays regard to guidance about how to comply with consumer protection law
  • Has a published student protection plan setting out the risks of course, campus or institution closure and how it will protect students’ interests in such an event
  • Has the financial resources to provide and deliver the courses advertised.

Registration with the OfS has a series of ongoing general conditions, these include:

  • Publication of our ‘Access and Participation Statement’.
  • Publication of our ‘Student Protection Plan’.
  • Supplying of ‘transparency information’ as designated under the High Education and Research Act 2017 (HERA) to the OfS.
  • Participation in the National Student Survey.


LFA Admissions Policy

This policy details how London Film Academy (LFA) aims to practice a clear, fair, explicit and consistent admissions procedure that encourages and supports successful students in their filmmaking endeavours. This Admissions Policy complies with relevant legislation and is guided by the principles outlined by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA)’s UK Quality Code for Higher Education, Chapter B2: Recruitment, Selection and Admission to Higher Education.

The LFA Admisions Policy also includes the following policies:

  • Admissions policy
  • Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)
  • Deferred Entry
  • Complaints, Appeals and Discrimination

LFA Admissions Policy


Access & Participation Statement

Our students are at the heart of everything we do at LFA and we have always remained true to our values of being inclusive, diverse, and supportive of people from all walks of life. The film industry is already hard enough to get into, and we have always made it part of our school’s remit to take active steps towards fostering participation and encouraging access for under-represented and disadvantaged students. LFA continues to support diverse education and actively strives to deliver the highest quality in our courses to students of all backgrounds.

We have an excellent representation of mixed ethnicities and are continuing to work towards equal gender representation. Importantly, we even foster female filmmakers by offering a Pioneer’s Award, a funded place for a female studying on our Filmmaking Diploma.

Our Access and Participation Statement has been accepted as part of our registration conditions by the OfS.

Access and Participation Statement


LFA Inclusion Plans

The aim of an Inclusion Plan is to facilitate the most rewarding and productive learning experience for you. This policy is also a great way to inform potential applicants or enrolled students with Protected Characteristics (defined by the Equality Act, are disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership and pregnancy and maternity) what they can expect once they have declared their needs.

LFA Inclusion Plans


LFA Tuition Fee Refund & Compensation Policy

LFA is committed to delivering the educational services set out in our literature so that students can complete their studies here. However, we recognise this may not always be possible and have implemented this policy in recognition of the need to protect the interests of our prospective and current students and to set out the circumstances in which a refund and/or compensation can be expected.

LFA Tuition Fee Refund & Compensation Policy


LFA Student Protection Plan 

Student Protection Plans (SPPs) are intended to provide assurance to current and future students that higher education providers have in place appropriate arrangements to protect the quality and continuation of study for their students. The production and publication of a SPP is a requirement of registration with the Office for Students (OfS).

This Student Protection Plan looks at the strategies in place to mitigate the risks to students following higher education courses at LFA. It also considers the wider context of institutional change/closure for the LFA as a whole. The plan lays out measures the LFA will take in order to protect the students’ interests and ensure their continuity of study. Note: These are in addition to statutory rights, which remain unaffected.

LFA Student Protection plan has been approved by Office for Students as part of our general ongoing conditions of registration (Protecting the interests of all students: C3).

LFA Student Protection Plan 


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