TEF Results 2018: alternative providers and further education ratings

The framework was introduced in 2017 to help students decide where to go to university

June 6 2018
TEF results: alternative providers and further education

The teaching excellence framework is a government-approved system that rates higher and further education institutions and alternative education providers with a gold, silver or bronze rating.

The framework was introduced in 2017 to judge teaching quality in different institutions. The ratings are determined by six core metrics based on teaching, academic support and progression to employment. Colleges also submitted a 15-page document to a panel of higher education experts and students, which was used alongside the metrics to determine their rating.

Students can use the TEF, along with a number of other resources, to decide which university to attend, based on the feedback from current students at each university or college.

A few new colleges and alternative providers were ranked this year, such as the London Studio Centre, New College Durham, the Academy of Contemporary Music and Sparsholt College, but many of the colleges retained their ratings from last year. 

Below is a list of the alternative providers and further education institutions. Scroll down to see the full ratings list for universities. 

Alternative provider TEF Result Year of Award
Arts Educational Schools, London Gold 2018
Blackpool and the Fylde College Gold 2017
City College Plymouth Gold 2017
The City of Liverpool College Gold 2017
Exeter College Gold 2017
Hartpury College Gold 2017
Hugh Baird College Gold  2017
London Studio Centre Gold 2018
Middlesborough College Gold 2017
Myerscough College Gold 2018
Norland College Limited Gold 2018
Northern School of Art Gold 2017
Solihull College and University Centre Gold 2017
South Devon College Gold 2017
Sparsholt College Gold 2018
Truro and Penwith College Gold 2017
West Herts College Gold 2017
Weston College of Further and Higher Education Gold 2017
Hertford Regional College Silver 2017
Kensington Education Foundation Limited Silver 2018
Kirklees College Silver 2017
Lincoln College Silver 2017
Loughborough College Silver 2017
LTE Group  Silver 2017
Mont Rose College of Management and Sciences Silver 2018
Moorlands College Silver 2018
NCG Silver 2017
Neath Port Talbot College Silver 2017
New College Durham Silver 2018
New College Stamford Silver  2017
North Hertfordshire College Silver 2017
Northampton College Silver 2017
Northumberland College Silver  2018
Oaklands College Silver  2017
Pearson College Silver 2018
Peter Symonds College Silver 2018
Petroc Silver 2018
Redcar and Cleveland College Silver 2017
Riverside College Silver 2018
RNN Group Silver  2017
RTC Education Silver 2018
Runshaw College Silver 2018
Selby College Silver  2017
Stockton Riverside College Silver 2017
Strode College Silver 2017
The Trafford College Group Silver 2018
Tyne Coast College Silver 2018
Wakefield College Silver 2017
West Kent and Ashford College Silver 2017
West Nottinghamshire College Silver 2018
Wigan and Leigh College Silver 2017
York College Silver 2017
The Academy of Contemporary Music Bronze 2018
Accrington and Rossendale College Bronze 2017
ALRA Bronze 2018
Askham Bryan College Bronze 2018
Assemblies of God Incorporated Bronze 2018
Aylesbury College Bronze 2017
Barnet and Southgate College Bronze 2018
BIMM Limited Bronze 2018
Bishop Auckland College Bronze 2018
Bishop Burton College Bronze 2017
Blackburn College Bronze  2017
Brooksby Melton College Bronze 2017
Boston College Bronze 2018
Bradford College Bronze 2017
Brit College Bronze 2018
Cambridge Regional College Bronze 2017
East Surrey College Bronze 2018
Fareham College Bronze 2018
Farnborough College of Technology Bronze 2017
Futureworks Training Bronze 2018
Guildford College of Further and Higher Education Bronze 2018
Hadlow College Bronze 2017
Highbury College Portsmouth Bronze 2017
Holy Cross College Bronze 2018
Hopwood Hall College Bronze 2017
Hull College Bronze 2017
ICMP Management Bronze 2018
Kingston Maurward College Bronze 2017
Leeds City College Bronze 2018
London School of Management Education Bronze 2018
Milton Keynes College Bronze 2017
Nelson College London Bronze 2018
Northern College of Acupunture Bronze 2018
Preston College Bronze 2018
Reaseheath College Bronze 2017
Salford City College Bronze 2017
South and City College Birmingham Bronze 2018
South Thames Colleges Group Bronze 2018
Southport College Bronze 2017
Stoke on Trent College Bronze 2018
UCK Limited Bronze 2018
Warwickshire College Bronze 2017
Wiltshire College Bronze 2017
Yeovil College Bronze 2018

Read more: TEF 2018 results for universities

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