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┬áChief 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┬áprogrammes? 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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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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Delivering Outcomes Based Quality Assurance

As we enter a new year it is always a good time to reflect on the quality assurance of our courses and programmes. To accommodate this we have released a new feature in Stedfast that allows organisations to use outcomes as a basis for their quality assurance. How outcomes-based quality assurance works Excellent education and […]

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