Organisation Performance Review

We know that education and training providers have a lot of performance management requirements which is why we have taken an approach in Stedfast to make allow all performance management activities to be managed on a single platform. Currently, most education and training providers will manage their performance using a number of different methods. For […]

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Measuring Apprenticeship Standards Outcomes

We have written previously about how our outcomes assessment system, Stedfast, is able to support education and training providers in measuring programme performance. We wanted to continue this series of blog posts to delve a little deeper in measuring the outcomes on each standard. Levels of Outcomes Measurement Most organisations will have a series of […]

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Measuring Apprenticeship Standards Performance

The move from Apprenticeship frameworks to standards has been in progress for a couple of years and we are starting to see the first significant volume of learners going through the endpoint assessment process and completing their programmes. From a quality assurance perspective there now needs to be a period of reflection and some analysis […]

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Updated OfSTED Inspection Framework

Colleges and Training Providers should be aware that OfSTED have updated the “Inspection Framework” The main changes have been around how Ofsted will carry monitoring visits to newly-funded providers. Where these monitoring visits to new providers take place, progress judgements will be made against the following themes: how much progress have leaders made to ensure […]

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Apprenticeship 20% Off the Job Training

A really interesting article appeared in FE News yesterday about the 20% off the job training requirement and OfSTED’s take on it. Essentially, Paul Joyce, OfSTEDs Deputy Director of Further Education and Skills, stated that the 20% is an ESFA requirement and not OfSTEDs. When will OfSTED look at the 20% Off the Job Training? This […]

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Effective Observation of Teaching, Learning and Assessment

Anyone provider of technical and vocational education and training who is subject to inspection by OfSTED needs to ensure that they have robust and accurate Self Assessment. They also need to ensure that they can demonstrate the same level of robustness with their observation of teaching, learning and assessment. Being able to demonstrate that the provider understands […]

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Considering the importance of CPD

There are a few areas within the OfSTED inspection framework that need leaders, managers and staff to give consideration to CPD. These are: how successfully leaders, managers and governors secure and sustain improvements to teaching, learning and assessment through high quality professional development, including developing management and leadership capacity and robust performance management to tackle […]

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Apprenticeship Standards Outcomes Assessment

Apprenticeship standards are now firmly on their way to replacing apprenticeship frameworks. However, too many organisations are simply running programmes without fully understanding what they need to do to ensure apprentices are receiving the skills and knowledge needed to be a success at End Point Assessment. Stedfast Outcomes Assessment Using Stedfast’s Outcomes Assessment module organisations […]

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OfSTED Quality Assurance Management System
OfSTED Quality Assurance Management System

We have been developing Stedfast for the last 3 years to meet the quality assurance requirements of technical and vocational education and training providers. Principally though it has been developed as an OfSTED quality assurance management system. What is the focus of Stedfast Stedfast is on an online platform that is constantly evolving to meet […]

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Update to Stedfast

We will be launching a major update of the Stedfast system this summer. As well as making changes to the functionality we have also redesigned the system to be responsive so that it can be easily used on tablets and smartphones. We will not be accepting any new clients in July 2018 as we want […]

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