Training giant BPP has declined to comment on reports that it will soon be back on the market, after attempts to sell the specialist university last year fell through.

Niche publication EducationInvestor magazine claims that BPP University – which is made up of four schools focusing on law, business and technology, nursing and health – is preparing to return to the market.

BPP is owned by US corporation Apollo Education Group and was put up for sale last June. However, it is rumoured that it was taken off the market just six months later after no buyers were willing to pay the asking price. 

US education provider Apollo Global acquired BPP Holdings in 2009 in order to expand its presence in Europe. It purchased all the outstanding shares of BPP at 620p in cash.