Staff Performance Management Module

We are delighted to announce the first version of our Staff Performance Management module. This has been created to meet one of the OfSTED inspection areas for staff development and performance. Staff Performance In this first version of the module we have released the staff records, professional standards, CPD and certification elements. The staff review […]

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How to apply for ROATP
Applying on ROATP

The Education and Skills Funding Agency has reopened the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers – ROATP and we thought it might be helpful to provide some guidance to organisations considering becoming involved in the delivery of Apprenticeships. What is ROATP ROATP is the ESFA’s portal that allows organisations to be entered onto the list of […]

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OfSTED Self Assessment Report
ofsted self assessment report

FE and training providers will have been notified yesterday that they need to submit the self assessment report by the end of January 2019 to OfSTED. It is important that the self assessment report and quality improvement plan are emailed  Do you have to submit a self assessment report to OfSTED? The answer is not […]

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Apprenticeship Quality Assurance
Apprenticeship Quality Assurance

Apprenticeship Quality Assurance It is vital that colleges and training providers consider apprenticeship quality assurance in all of their delivery activities. The underlying requirement is to meet the OfSTED inspection framework and be prepared for an OfSTED inspection. Using the OfSTED inspection guidance, providers will be able to identify the key requirements needed for apprenticeship […]

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FE and Apprenticeship Self Assessment Templates
fe and apprenticeship self assessment templates

A lot of FE and Apprenticeship providers start looking for self assessment templates at this time of year as OfSTED expects Self Assessment Reports and Quality Improvement Plans to be submitted in January. Using templates is fine but they don’t often address the key areas that OfSTED wants to see comment on. Using Stedfast as […]

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Risk Assessment Module Release

We are delighted to announce that we have just released the new risk assessment module in Stedfast. This is an important feature as it allows education and training providers to create, manage and review all of their risk assessments. One of the key items of documentation that OfSTED looks for in an inspection is that […]

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Policy and Procedure Management

One of the key requirements for all colleges and training providers is to be able to manage a raft of policies and procedures that are needed by various inspection, awarding and compliance bodies. Policy and procedure management needs to be done well. Typically it is currently done on Word documents, emailed amongst staff to check […]

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OfSTED Inspecting further education and skills providers

OfSTED has published a number of updates to their guidance for the inspection of further education and skills providers. One of the areas that we thought might be interesting to focus on in a bit more detail was the list of information that OfSTED expects further education and skills providers to have available at the […]

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Curriculum Focus for OfSTED

Amanda Spielman, OfSTED’s Chief Inspector, has made it clear that there should be a significant shift from focusing on outcomes for learners to a more rounded curriculum. This is an important shift in inspection focus as it moves away from merely looking at exam or test results to actually what is being delivered to learners. Curriculum […]

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Apprenticeship Standard Programme Reviews

How do you plan your apprenticeship standards programmes? How do you review the quality of these programmes? How can you demonstrate that the learners are benefiting from your delivery? We have developed Stedfast to allow organisations delivering apprenticeships to plan, manage and review their programmes. Using the published outcomes from apprenticeship standards, users are able to […]

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