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Information about TEF Year Three 

The latest TEF specification was published by the Department for Education (DfE) on 9 October 2017.

The specification outlines changes from TEF Year Two, informed by a lessons learned exercise. A summary of this exercise, first published by DfE on 7 September, has been incorporated into the final report. 

TEF Year Three timeline


9 October 2017

TEF specification published by the DfE

19 October 2017  

HE providers have access to their metrics on TEF extranet

HEFCE publishes TEF Year Three procedural guidance

TEF extranet opens for provider applications to TEF Year Three

November 2017

Provider webinars

TEF Year Three briefings - invite-only events
(1 member of staff and 1 student from each eligible provider will be invited to attend)

Deadline to request data amendments

Providers complete intention to participate survey

18 January 2018

Deadline for provider applications

February - May 2018

Assessment period

Early June 2018

Publication of TEF Year Three outcomes

June - July 2018

Appeals process

August 2018

Publication of any changes to TEF outcomes as a result of appeals

Page last updated 30 October 2017

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