Design system

We use a combination of the GOV.UK Design System and DfE Frontend to create consistent looking services.


Use our templates, audit plans and WCAG guidelines to ensure we design with accessibility in mind.

Content design

Writing in plain language, to create clear and consistent content for the departments digital services.


Find out what it's like to work in design at DfE and how our communities of practice develop the design professions.

How to apply
the Service Standard

We’ve built a companion service to the
Government Service Standard.

This service helps teams follow standards to build accessible, usable, safe, secure, and trusted services.

View the service