Bradford College has achieved an impressive ‘Silver’ quality rating from the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), a national programme overseen by the Office for Students (OfS) that assesses undergraduate provision. This is excellent news for the city of Bradford, as the University has also been granted TEF Silver status this week.

Established in 2017, the TEF aids students in making informed decisions about their choice of institution. Providers can choose to participate in the TEF, which furnishes the Government with student data to recognise exceptional teaching, learning, and student outcomes across England.

Bradford College received an overall rating of ‘Silver’, with corresponding ratings of silver for student experience and bronze for student outcomes.

A ‘Silver’ rating indicates that “the student experience and outcomes are typically of very high quality, and there may be some outstanding features.” These TEF 2023 ratings will remain valid for four years from September 2023.

Sarah Applewhite, Vice Principal Quality, Teaching & Learning, said; “We’re delighted to achieve this rating. The TEF judging panel noticed some high-quality features and high-quality provisions from the data evidenced in our submission.

“The panel agreed that our student experience and outcomes are typically of a very high quality. They also highlighted that very high-quality features apply to students from areas of multiple deprivation and traditionally low participation in higher education.

“Being given this is so important for our provision. Being recognised for both our higher education training and our student experience at the same time is a fantastic result. Thanks go to our exceptionally hard-working and dedicated staff.”

With over 185 years of experience in delivering education, Bradford College is a key regional provider of post-16 education. This rating applies to Higher National Certificates (HNCs), Higher National Diplomas (HNDs), Foundation and Undergraduate degrees in various subjects including:

Applied Sciences and Ophthalmic Dispensing
Art, Fashion and Textiles
Computing, IT, and Software Engineering
Construction Management & Engineering
Education & Early Years
Performance and Music
Social Work and Welfare

Prospective degree students will soon benefit from the £5.8 million Garden Mills project, which will convert a campus building into flexible higher education STEM training and educational facilities for digital, science, and allied health subjects.

The plans incorporate two new adaptable science laboratories, a prep room, six higher education digital IT labs, an ophthalmic dispensing suite, a clinical suite, a real-life work environment with consulting/testing booths, and a collaborative space alongside teaching areas.

For further information about higher education courses at Bradford College, please visit the Degree Open Evening scheduled for Thursday, 12th October, from 5 – 7 pm.