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The deadline to apply or opt-in for the TEF has now passed. We will publish details of when and how we will share outcomes of TEF Year 2 with providers and others at the end of April.


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.

See the technical consultation

Read the letter from BIS 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 27 January 2017