UKCBC has been awarded a Provisional Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) rating in the recent round of results announced last month. This award acknowledges that UKCBC has met the stringent national quality requirement for UK higher education but does not yet have the requisite data to be awarded a Gold, Silver or Bronze award. The TEF considers three areas in determining the rating – teaching quality, the learning environment and the educational and career outcomes achieved by students.
The TEF will be used by prospective undergraduate students and advisors when assessing where to study an undergraduate qualification. It gives an indication as to the quality of teaching provision in a way that current ‘league tables’, which place a stronger emphasis on research outputs and entry requirements, do not.
UKCBC Principal, June Dennis, noted ‘The TEF measures what matters to students. It measures what goes on in the classroom, the resources available to students and the student experience alongside their employability in the future. Students invest a lot in their education and this metric helps them to determine their best options. UKCBC is pleased to have been awarded this Provisional TEF rating.’