Past consultations

12 Mar 2022

Office for Students consultation on the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

This consultation set out proposals for the future Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). This is a national scheme which incentivises universities and colleges for excellence in learning, teaching and the outcomes they provide for their students.

23 Feb 2022

Office for Students consultation on a new approach to regulating student outcomes (changes to B3 baseline)

The Office for Students OfS issued three related consultations in February 2022 with detailed proposals on their approach to regulating quality and standards in higher education.

23 Feb 2022

Constructing student outcome and experience indicators for use in OfS regulation

The OfS proposals for regulating student outcomes and the TEF involve using detailed data and analytical evidence to inform their regulatory judgements. The focus of this consultation is on the...

23 Feb 2022

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

The Office for Students OfS issued three related consultations in February 2022 with detailed proposals on their approach to regulating quality and standards in higher education. Read on to find...

23 Feb 2022

Regulating student outcomes (changes to B3 baseline)

The regulating student outcomes consultation outlines a new approach to setting ‘minimum requirements’ for positive HE outcomes in England. The continuing narrative is the threat of ‘low performing providers’ to...

20 Jan 2022

House of Commons Education Select Committee: Inquiry into the future of post-16 qualifications

The Education Committee held an inquiry examining how effectively post-16, level 3 education and qualifications (such as A Levels, T Levels, BTECs and apprenticeships) prepare young people for the world...

17 Dec 2021

The Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW) consultation on revision of external quality assurance review requirements

This consultation ran from October to December 2021. This is a consultation on changes to the requirements for external quality assurance review, which regulated institutions are required to undergo at...

15 Dec 2021

APPG Youth Employment call for evidence

The EPC responded to the call for evidence on 15th December 2021, the final report was published on 15th March 2022. On the 15th March 2022, the All–Party Parliamentary Group...

11 Nov 2021

Office for Students Strategy for 2022-25

This consultation ran from November 2021 to January 2022. OfS sought to get views on their proposed strategy for 2022-25. The consultation proposes a plan of action that will guide...

30 Sep 2021

Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education Degree Apprenticeships Consultation

This consultation ran from September 2021 to December 2021. The Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education looked to change its existing policies that affected the development, approval, and operation of...

17 Sep 2021

OfS Consultation on quality and standards conditions

This consultation ran from July to September 2021. OfS undertook a preliminary consultation on a range of quality and standards issues during the winter of 2020-21. The consultation brought forward...

9 Jun 2021

Compensation and Condonement: Feedback to proposed accreditation regulations

In May 2020, the Engineering Council updated its policy on compensation and condonement, which resulted in new rules being put in place for new cohorts on accredited programmes starting from...

21 May 2021

HE Commission Public Call for Evidence: University Research and Regional Levelling Up Inquiry

The Higher Education Commission’s inquiry invited stakeholders to respond to its public call for evidence. This consultation ran from May to June 2021 To achieve its ambitions of levelling-up regional...

12 May 2021

DfE proposed changes: Post-qualifications admissions in Higher Education

This consultation ran from January 2012 to May 2021. The consultation sought to attain views on whether to change the current system of higher education admissions and move to a...

2 May 2021

OfS Consultation on Recurrent Funding for 2021-22

This consultation ran from March to May 2021. The government sent a statutory guidance letter to the Office for Students (OfS), which set out the funds available for financial year...

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