The Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), introduced by Government, monitors and assesses the quality of teaching at colleges and universities.
Chichester College is one of 116 higher education (HE) providers to be awarded a Silver rating, which is given for delivering high quality teaching, learning and outcomes for students.
The findings stated that the college’s submission indicated that ‘all students achieve excellent outcomes in relation to progression and retention’ and that the metrics showed ‘high levels of student satisfaction in teaching, academic support, and assessment and feedback’.
Shelagh Legrave OBE, Chichester College Principal, said: “To receive a Silver rating in the first TEF review is a great result for us.
“It is a direct reflection of the efforts and dedication of our staff, who regularly go above and beyond their duty to ensure our students receive an outstanding education.
“It is the first review of its kind and will give students clear information about the quality of teaching available at colleges and universities.
“We cover a huge range of HE courses, from performing arts to animal management, business to engineering – and many more subjects. This versatility, coupled with our Silver rating, will give future students more reasons to consider choosing Chichester College.”
The TEF awards were decided by an independent panel of experts, including academics, students and employer representatives.
They draw on national data and evidence submitted by each university or college to measure excellence in three areas: teaching quality, the learning environment and the educational and professional outcomes achieved by students.
The results and the underlying evidence will help students thinking about which university or college to apply to for autumn 2018, and encourage teaching and learning excellence across the UK.
Madeleine Atkins, Chief Executive of the Higher Education Funding Council for England, said: “Students invest significant amounts of time and money in their higher education. They rightly expect a high-quality learning experience and outcomes that reflect their potential.
“The UK already has a high bar for quality and standards, which all universities and colleges must meet. But the TEF judges excellence above and beyond this, clearly showing the highest levels across the sector.
“The TEF measures the things that students themselves say they care about: high-quality, engaged teaching and a supportive, stimulating learning environment which equips them with the knowledge and skills they need to achieve their potential, and then to progress to a good job or further study.”
To find out more about higher education at Chichester College, visit www.chichester.ac.uk/higher-education