RNCM awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework

The RNCM has been awarded Gold in the 2023 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

Announced today (28 September) by the Office for Students (OfS), the TEF is a national scheme that assesses and rates universities and colleges for excellence above a set of minimum requirements for quality and standards.

For the first time, providers have been awarded a rating for each ‘aspect’ of the TEF – the student experience and student outcomes – giving students more information about where the panel found excellent performance. Our Gold ranking, awarded for both areas, means that the RNCM delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students.

Professor Linda Merrick CBE, Principal, said: ‘This is an excellent result for the RNCM. The TEF Gold standard is an acknowledgement of the dedication and quality of our staff, and we are extremely proud with today’s outcome, which further cements our position at the forefront of music education globally.’

Susan Lapworth, Chief Executive of the OfS, said: ‘This is a moment for celebration of the very best of higher education in England. The TEF ratings we’ve published today clearly demonstrate the excellence on display in universities and colleges. Institutions right across the sector, and right around the country, have demonstrated that they deliver an outstanding student experience and outcomes.

‘Today’s TEF ratings will help guide future students as they make choices about what and where to study. They show that excellence is found in a diverse range of institutions, with students from all backgrounds receiving an excellent education that equips them for success beyond graduation.’

The RNCM received Gold for both Student Experience and Student Outcomes. This rating was awarded in 2023, for four years. Learn more about this year’s outcomes on the Office for Students website.



28 September 2023