What is the Scholarship Framework?

The Scholarship Framework is a free toolkit of resources aimed at supporting English colleges with higher education provision to enhance student learning through forms of scholarship.

In the framework you will find a wide range of resources that have been researched and approved by key college higher education experts. At its core there are resources aimed at institutional level. These have been designed to be incorporated into college wide scholarship policies. You will also find resources aimed more at the individual practitioner and a forum aimed at developing a wider community of college higher education practice.


The Framework's free toolkit of resources has been available since June 2018 to support English colleges with higher education provision.  We want to evaluate its usage, relevance and usefulness using this survey as one element in a comprehensive evaluation exercise.  All answers will be confidential to the evaluation team and will not be shared with any other partner or agency. 

Complete our short online survey

Register to use the scholarship framework.

How does the Scholarship Framework benefit
college HE and practitioners?

The Scholarship Framework has been established to support colleges develop their scholarship and student experience. This aim can be measured over time by improvements in a college’s National Student Survey results or in-house student surveys. Using the framework’s resources can also help improve a college’s:

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) commentary

Provider submission in the Quality Review Visit (QRV) process

Preparation for achieving degree awarding powers (DAP)


Framework Resources

Engage with like-minded professionals in the college HE community.
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