Education providers in England and Wales who want to obtain educational oversight as part of an application to join the Tier 4 sponsor register will be able to do so between 1st August and 30th September 2013.
New applicants must have established a track record of at least one year of teaching before applying for educational oversight.
Full assessments of new applicants will begin in 2014, and will start the sponsor's 4 year educational oversight cycle.
This process repeats annually to allow new sponsors to join the register.
Providers in Scotland or Northern Ireland should consult Education Scotland or the Education and Training Inspectorate Northern Ireland on the window for applications.