Grantham College receives silver award for Higher Education teaching excellence

Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) awards

The Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) recognises excellent teaching in UK higher education providers by rating them as gold, silver or bronze. The results help prospective students choose where to study.


The Office for Students website confirms that a provider of Higher Education only receives this award if it is delivering high quality teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. The provider will consistently exceed rigorous national quality requirements for UK higher education.


Students invest significant amounts of time and money in higher education and should expect a high quality academic experience. The TEF measures the things students care about.

As well as helping prospective students to choose where to study, the TEF also encourages providers to work with their students to identify, pursue and maintain excellence.

The TEF panel state that their judgement reflects, in particular, evidence of:

  • the embedding of employability skills in the curriculum through a well-established supportive employability infrastructure
  • provision of a comprehensive, personal pastoral support package for all students augmented by a well-resourced, non-academic student support network
  • relevant professional experience of teaching staff and support for their development including a mentorship scheme for new academics.


The panel also considers evidence from national data as well as written evidence submitted by the provider including:

  • continuation rates
  • student satisfaction
  • employment and further study outcomes.


Principal and soon to be Chief Executive at Grantham College, Paul Deane is thrilled by the results: “I am delighted that Grantham College has achieved a Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) Silver Award for our excellent Higher Education provision. I would like to congratulate all of the staff that teach on our HE provision and support our HE students. It is their dedication and expertise that has made this possible by inspiring our HE students to succeed.”

To study a Higher Education course at Grantham College, apply today by visiting or apply at the next open event on Saturday 30 June at 10.30am – 2.30pm.