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The deadline to apply or opt in for the TEF has now passed. We intend to disseminate the outcomes of the 2017 exercise during the week beginning 12 June.


For information about our work on the Teaching Excellence Framework, please contact

The Government is introducing a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) which aims to recognise and reward excellent learning and teaching.

The Government has asked HEFCE to implement the 2017 TEF exercise, and we look forward to working with them on the development of TEF beyond 2017.

Read the dissemination of outcomes publication

Download the TEF dissemination of outcomes publication as PDF (136 KB) 

Read the letter from BIS (now the DfE) to HEFCE

Download the TEF commissioning letter as PDF (309 KB)

TEF Project Board (including terms of reference and membership)

Download the TEF Project Board January 2017 as PDF (136 KB)

Page last updated 2 May 2017