Guidance and standards

The standards and guidelines by which we design products and services.

Design system

Understand how to ensure we design consistent services for Department for Education users.

DfE Frontend

Using the frontend styles, components, and patterns in Department for Education services.

Content design

Advice on how to create clear and consistent content for digital DfE services and guidance.


Everyone who works on Department for Education services has a role to play in making services accessible and inclusive.

Apply the Service Standard in the
Department for Education

Guidance and information for how to apply the Government Service Standard to design and build accessible, usable and understandable services in DfE.

Read the service standards guidance

How many users?

Estimate how many people might have a disability, impairment or other characteristics which might affect how they use your service.

Use the calculator

2023 results published

Design maturity

Understand how we are working to develop a mature design profession and how we measure this on an annual basis.

Read more and view maturity results

Current design vacancies

2 Senior Service Designers


Bristol, Coventry, Darlington, London (Westminster), Manchester, or Sheffield

31 December, 11:55pm