Higher Education: Standards

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 13th July 2016.

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Photo of Alan Haselhurst Alan Haselhurst Conservative, Saffron Walden

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what plans he has for the implementation of the Teaching Excellence Framework.

Photo of Jo Johnson Jo Johnson Minister of State (Universities and Science)

As set out in our White Paper, “Success as a Knowledge Economy: Teaching Excellence, Social Mobility and Student Choice” we plan to implement the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) in stages.

  • In Year One all providers with satisfactory quality assessments will automatically achieve a rating of ‘Meets Expectations’.
  • Year Two will be a trial year for the full assessment process at provider level. Year Three in will be the first full year of assessments at provider level, and we will also carry out a number of pilots at disciplinary level.
  • Year Four will be the first year of disciplinary level assessments and the first year in which post-graduate taught provision may be included.

Further detail on the timeline for Year Two is set out in the TEF Technical Consultation.

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