Presentation on theme: "QUALITY ASSURANCE FOR THE"— Presentation transcript:
1QUALITY ASSURANCE FOR THE VET SECTOR8 DECEMBER 2011
2Self Assessment and Preparing for Inspection OverviewIntroductions (Angela Edwards and Nicole Barber)A case study – Westminster Kingsway CollegeAspiring to Excellence through Quality AssuranceSelf Assessment and Preparing for InspectionThe WKC approach!Teacher Training for Excellence in the VET sector
3Westminster Kingsway College – a Further Education College in England
4WKC key statistics Approx 15,000 students 37% male, 63% female 1% aged under 16;15% aged from 16-18;84% aged over 19500 staff50% lecturers & assessors10% managers40% business support£35 million turnover
6Strategic priorities International Partnerships 14-18 year olds and 19+ Adults Providing routes to Higher Education & employmentEmployers Workforce development Employability -adults outside the workplace supporting them towards employmentInternational PartnershipsRoutes to Higher EducationCustomised skillsIn-country workplace development6
7Curriculum specialisms Primary specialism:Hospitality (Culinary Arts,Hotel Management, Travel & Tourism)VET Teacher Training and Assessor AcademyCreative Industries and Digital MediaEnglish Language (ESOL)Leadership and Management(including Business & Finance)Clients include:Major Public Sector employersMajor international CorporatesSmall/Medium sized enterprises –focussing on entrepreneurial skills7
8Working with Employer Training solutions Dedicated Employer responsiveness team, holders of the Customer First and Training Quality Standard awards.More details at:Staff excellence recognised through Star Awards.Matrix Award for IAG (Information, Advice & Guidance)Rated ‘Outstanding’ for Employer engagement under the Framework for Excellence‘Outstanding Partnerships’ – Ofsted 2011
9Westminster Kingsway College Preparing for Inspection and the Self-Assessment Report Process The WKC Approach!
11Quality Assurance 2 Quality Policy The primary aim of Westminster Kingsway College is to support all of its students in realising their ambitions as learners within a diverse and fully inclusive educational community.In addition to providing a high standard of education and training we will ensure that these standards remain high and continuously improve. This will be done by continually monitoring the work we do with a set of quality improvement arrangements.
12Quality Assurance 3The college’s processes have been designed to:create straightforward and manageable systems to which all members of staff can contributemeet the external requirements of the funding bodies, the inspection regimes and the awarding bodiesto reflect best practice in the sector
13Quality Assurance 4 Aspiring to Excellence Plan The approach – the norm rather than for Inspection:Aspiring to Excellence PlanDepartment Reviews with College Executive TeamReview WeeksLesson ObservationSelf-Assessment Reports
14EXCELLENCE THROUGH THE WORKFORCE FURTHER EDUCATIONEXCELLENCE THROUGH THE WORKFORCE
15The Lifelong Learning Sector Teacher Training for VET ExcellenceThe Institute for LearningThe FE Workforce Development StrategyRoutes into Teaching - post-compulsory sectorContinuing Professional Development (CPD)
16Workforce Development Strategy - 4 Priority Areas (graph from LLUK site 2010)