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Col­lege Performance


The Col­lege was inspect­ed by Ofst­ed in Jan­u­ary 2020 and was grad­ed a Grade 3requires improve­ment”. This is as per our own self-assess­ment, which we sub­mit­ted to Ofst­ed late last year. 

The report con­firms many of the strengths they iden­ti­fied in their ini­tial feedback. 

  • Our strong and unique rela­tion­ships with region­al and nation­al employ­ers were praised dur­ing our ver­bal feed­back. The report fur­ther acknowl­edges that our employ­er links are help­ing to sup­port our teach­ers in updat­ing their voca­tion­al skills and they make par­tic­u­lar men­tion of our motor vehi­cle employ­er con­nec­tions hav­ing a pos­i­tive impact on employ­a­bil­i­ty prospects for apprentices. 
  • Our learn­ers and appren­tices feel safe and enjoy com­ing to col­lege, prais­ing its pleas­ant and wel­com­ing envi­ron­ment. The arrange­ments for safe­guard­ing are effective. 
  • Stu­dent behav­iour is pos­i­tive and they are eager to learn. They are stu­dious, lis­ten to their teach­ers and fol­low instruc­tions well. 
  • Teach­ers have good sub­ject knowl­edge that they use well to plan cours­es log­i­cal­ly and to pro­vide clear expla­na­tions of topics. 
  • Learn­ers have access to effec­tive, impar­tial careers infor­ma­tion and advice to help them plan their next steps. The Col­lege now must focus on effec­tive pro­mo­tion of this provision. 
  • Our gov­ern­ing body is well-qual­i­fied, high­ly expe­ri­enced and under­stand their roles well.

The very fact that our self-assess­ment fell in line with Ofsted’s find­ings is a strength in itself. They cit­ed our accu­rate eval­u­a­tion of the cur­ricu­lum as a positive.

Quality Assurance Agency (QAA)

Not­ting­ham Col­lege has been award­ed with the high­est lev­el of judge­ments pos­si­ble by the Qual­i­ty Assur­ance Agency, recog­nis­ing the college’s impres­sive aca­d­e­m­ic achieve­ments at HE lev­el.

The review iden­ti­fied no spe­cif­ic improve­ments for the Col­lege to make, only areas of devel­op­ment to fur­ther strength­en its offer.

For more infor­ma­tion about the Qual­i­ty Assur­ance Agency and The QAA High­er Edu­ca­tion Qual­i­ty Review, please vis­it: http://​www​.qaa​.ac​.uk