About the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF 2023 timeline

The timetable for the TEF exercise that took place in 2022-23 is set out below.

Timings Event

30 September 2022

Publication of the TEF indicators for providers in England.

Publication of revisions relating to condition B6 of the regulatory framework.

7 October 2022

Publication of Regulatory advice 22: Guidance on the Teaching Excellence Framework 2023.

Publication of guidance on student submissions.

7 October 2022 to 24 January 2023

Submission window:

  • participating providers prepare their submissions
  • students optionally prepare their submissions.

October to November 2022

The TEF panel is appointed and membership published.

February to July 2023

The TEF panel carries out the assessments and reaches provisional decisions about the ratings.

Week beginning 7 August 2023

Provisional TEF rating decisions available to individual providers.

Communications and branding guidelines published.

Early September 2023

Deadline for providers to make representations about their provisional rating decisions.

Week beginning 18 September 2023

Individual providers are informed of their final ratings; or that this decision is ‘pending’ consideration of their representations.

From 28 September 2023

TEF ratings published on the OfS website. 

From 30 November 2023

Additional information published on the OfS website: the summary panel statement, the provider submission and the student submission (if available).

Future years

Ratings last four years, subject to a provider remaining eligible to retain its rating.

We expect to publish TEF indicators for providers in England annually.


Published 24 June 2020
Last updated 08 August 2023
08 August 2023
Further dates added to the overall timeline have been added and a new timeline for the TEF 2023 outcomes has been published.
07 October 2022
TEF 2022-23 timeline published
26 July 2022
Link to analysis of responses to the TEF consultation added, and timeline updated
26 May 2022
An update on the provisional timeline the next exercise, and a link added to TEF panel recruitment information
20 January 2022
The page has been updated in light of the current consultation on the TEF.
13 December 2021
Minor text updates
21 June 2021
Minor update around future of the TEF
10 June 2021
Link to current TEF awards added
21 January 2021
Minor wording updates, links added and notes that the current TEF awards are all valid until 2021.

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