All providers of higher education (HEPs) and partners are encouraged to participate in, and engage with, the KE concordat because different forms of KE exist across the full diversity of the sector.  The concordat has been designed to improve the capacity of KE throughout HEPs.

In England, the self-evaluation phase in the development year provides institutions with an opportunity to understand and reflect upon the quantity, quality, purpose and ambition of their current KE activity, in line with KE concordat principles.

The aim of encouraging shared practice has the capacity to promote good practices from a range of institutions. While there is no mandatory expectation for participation, it is encouraged that all HEPs engage with the KE concordat.