Our evidence suggests that students feel that the quality of teaching, assessment and feedback are very important in demonstrating value for money.
We only register providers that meet our conditions for teaching quality and student support, as set out in our regulatory framework. We continue to monitor providers once registered and intervene where necessary.
What should providers do?
Registered providers must:
- deliver well-designed, high-quality courses and reliably assess their students’ achievements (condition B1)
- support their students, from admission through to completion, so that they succeed in and benefit from higher education (condition B2)
- deliver successful outcomes for all of its students that are valued by employers or enable further study (condition B3).
What does this mean?
Where we think that a registered provider may not be meeting the requirements for teaching quality we may ask our designated quality body, the Quality Assurance Agency, to conduct a review.
We take the evidence gathered into account in assessing whether these conditions are met.
We also check that providers are delivering successful outcomes by monitoring data telling us whether students are completing their courses and progressing to professional jobs or postgraduate study.
Beyond the baseline for teaching quality
This regulation sets a minimum baseline for the quality and support that students can expect from registered providers. But we encourage providers to go beyond this.
The TEF encourages providers to enhance the quality of their teaching and student outcomes.