First of all, we would like to thank all learners and employers who prepared to speak with OFSTED, and/in fact did speak with them. Most settings are aware of audits or inspections from local councils, CQC or Ofsted, so you understand the intensity and scrutiny. Thank you!
We cannot reveal the outcome until next month, but we are delighted with some significant improvements. Most importantly learners and employers felt their learning benefitted them and/or their organisation. Learners felt and safe! We are building on this so you will see even more improvements in the coming weeks and months. This will include stronger teaching, for example. Also, for those who has passed their planned end date, we will work with you to complete in the next few months.
Secondly, as we continue to support you through your programme we wanted to remind you that you can also receive additional free e-learning including;
- Bribery Act, Communication,
- Display Screen Equipment,
- Equality and Diversity,
- Fraud and Fraud Prevention,
- General Data Protection Regulations,
- Infection Prevention and Control,
- Introduction to Fire Safety in the Workplace,
- Managing Conflict,
- Prevention of Money Laundering,
- Safeguarding Children,
- Self-Awareness and Personal Development,
- Stress Management,
If there is something not here that you feel you would benefit from, please let us know! Either way having a couple of the above will help you professionally or personally.
Finally, we wanted to remind you of the importance of your 10-12 weekly Learning Reviews.
These are essential events within your learning journey. They are designed for you, your tutor and your employer to effectively evaluate and review your progress.
This include progress and/or preparation for:
- The knowledge, skills and behviours of your apprenticeship standard
- Your diploma
- Your maths and English tests (if needed)
- Your end point assessment
Your learning review should be planned, prepared for and a sit down meeting. It can be face to face or remote. Either way, it should reinforce what you have learnt, and what impact its having. These learning reviews are excellent ways to self evaluate, reflect and push on within your education and career.
Please ensure you or your tutor invite your employer to be a central part of your programme and learning reviews.