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Brighton Film School awarded silver rating for teaching quality

Brighton Film School has been awarded a Silver rating in the 2017 teaching excellence framework results

The outcome was announced on Thursday 22nd June as the results of the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) were published. More than 130 UK universities and other higher education institutions have been awarded gold, silver or bronze ratings for the quality of their teaching.

The TEF is a government-backed assessment of undergraduate teaching quality across all higher education institutions in England, which also includes some institutions in Scotland and Wales.

The TEF awards were decided by an independent panel of experts including academics, students and employer representatives. Drawing on national data, and evidence submitted by each university or college, the TEF measures excellence in three areas: teaching quality, the learning environment and the educational and professional outcomes achieved by students.

Our student data was included in our education partners, Chichester College and University of Brighton, who each received a Silver rating. The delivery and assessment of our courses is managed by Brighton Film School, using policies and procedures developed and operated by our education partners. With the backing of these education providers, Brighton Film School is able to focus on delivering a quality provision to its students.

Brighton Film School Director Andy Green commented: "I am very excited that Brighton Film School has been awarded a silver rating. This recognizes the exceptional student experience we provide and outstanding teaching and learning from industry professionals."

The TEF panels Chichester College highlights:

  • Student engagement in teaching observation and enhancement which encourages students to actively commit to their studies
  • Work-based assignments and assessments developed together with local industry to support students in their progression to highly skilled employment or further study
  • Face-to-face feedback provided for students to support their development, progression and attainment

The TEF panels University of Brighton highlights:

  • Personalised learning and support particularly with students from diverse backgrounds during pre-entry and first year
  • Close working relationships with professional bodies, employers and local community groups which reflect back into the curriculum
  • Strategic focus on problem-based learning which ensures that our students acquire the knowledge, skills and understanding that are highly valued by employers
  • Use of blended learning resources with students able to feed into the development of high-quality physical resources


The TEF results and the evidence used in the assessment can be found at www.hefce.ac.uk.