Quarterly Intelligence Cohort

QUIC is a quarterly statistics initiative to give English UK member centres regular, in-depth reports by professional analysts every quarter. QUIC helps members identify market trends and opportunities, and ensures time-critical business decisions are based on robust data to help UK ELT thrive.

The Quarterly Intelligence Cohort (QUIC) is an optional quarterly student statistics group open to all English UK member centres on an annual rolling basis.

Participants submit detailed student data each quarter and in turn benefit from comprehensive, robust and timely statistical reports produced by our insight partner, Bonard (formerly StudentMarketing).

Why join QUIC?

The reports represent a true picture of the UK ELT sector - one that is valuable to all English UK member centres, whether a seasonal junior provider, FE college or HE institution. To ensure QUIC provides the most robust and relevant information possible, a dedicated research team at Bonard sanitise, validate and analyse the data. 

Bonard process data within two weeks of the submission deadline so we can circulate reports quickly to QUIC participants - within six to eight weeks - to inform your time-critical business decisions.

While a top-lines executive summary is available to all English UK members, only QUIC participants receive the full analysis. These in-depth reports include evaluation of source markets, comparative analysis across regions, provider type and programme, historical comparisons, infographics, commentary and more.

How do I join?

QUIC is open for new members to join each January - March. The first set of quarterly data is submitted in April. QUIC has an annual cost of £250 + VAT, payable within the first quarter, to cover the cost of outsourcing analysis to professionals.

  • Registration for QUIC 2019 is now closed. Please contact Roz McGill to express your interest in joining QUIC 2020

Like all data collection schemes, the quality of the data relies on the number and breadth of participants. The more members taking part, the more robust the data and the deeper the comparative analysis - do encourage as many of your colleagues across the membership to join as possible.


Please note, QUIC is distinct from the annual student weeks data submission (formerly annual declaration), which all English UK members must complete at the beginning of the year.