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LSC Awarded Gold TEF Rating!

Gold in our Ruby Year!

London Studio Centre are proud to announce that we have received a Gold rating from the Teaching Excellence and Students Outcomes Framework (TEF) award from the Office for Students. With our new Gold award we join a selective group of 72 prestigious universities or colleges in the UK offering excellence in further education including; The University of Cambridge, The Royal Academy of Music, The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and The Conservatoire for Dance and Drama.

TEF is a government scheme created to recognise and reward excellence in teaching and learning in higher education. To assess each institution the panel review data from National Student Survey, Destination of Leavers of HE survey, Higher Education Statistics Agency information and more.

To be awarded a gold rating, LSC has delivered “consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students” and be of “the highest quality found in the UK”. For our 2018 rating the Office for Students noted that “that students from all backgrounds achieve consistently outstanding outcomes” and that LSC graduates have “exceptionally high” employment rates and student satisfaction rates.

Having achieved the silver award last year with limited data and metrics, LSC are thrilled that our teaching is being recognised so highly. College director, Nic Espinosa commented, “we are absolutely delighted to be awarded gold in the latest government ranking for higher education providers. I believe it is a fitting recognition of the commitment both staff and students have to the core values at London Studio Centre”

The report summarised the following;

  • the high levels of contact time, including personalised provision and individual support, with associated levels of engagement and active commitment to learning and study from students
  • the ethos of ensuring student engagement and valuing the student voice in its programme design and quality assurance processes
  • access to professional facilities that are actively and consistently used by students to enhance learning
  • the engagement of students with developments from the forefront of the field of practice research.

To see the full report click here.