VQ Solutions celebrates "Good" rating by OfSTED

VQ Solutions has been awarded a "Good" by OfSTED following a full inspection between 04 - 07 February 2020. We are hugely delighted with the extremely positive report.

The new Education Inspection Framework is a significant change to the way OfSTED inspects training providers but we found it a really positive experience. The inspectors focussed greatly on the Quality of Education judgement and all of our staff were involved in the “Deep Dives”. The inspection team were highly personable and really wanted to learn about our delivery. We had done a huge amount of work over the past 18 months on developing our curriculum using Stedfast and as a result, the inspectors found that “Managers plan and sequence the content of apprenticeship training meticulously. Consequently, the training meets the needs of employers and enables apprentices to gain significant new knowledge and use it to be effective in their job roles.“

We had also invested in a new online learning platform that has been hugely popular with learners and employers and allows us to track the mastery of knowledge, skills and behaviours and not just track work that has been submitted. The inspectors found that “Staff have developed very high-quality online learning resources, which apprentices use effectively to extend their knowledge.” and that “managers and employers provide apprentices with good-quality and well-coordinated on- and off-the-job training. Consequently, apprentices benefit from the opportunity to practise and improve the skills associated with the theoretical knowledge that they acquire by using the online resources and the workshops.”

We are lucky to have such fantastic and ambitious learners and OfSTED also found that “A high proportion of apprentices who successfully complete their apprenticeship gain promotion at work, or progress to higher-level apprenticeships or higher education.”

The report goes on to say that “staff provide very good advice and guidance to apprentices at the start of their programme. Managers match apprentices to job vacancies very carefully. Apprentices benefit from high-quality information and helpful advice to prepare them for their next steps.”

Our advice to other training providers is to really focus on curriculum planning and make sure that any theory that is delivered can be shown to have been applied in the workplace.

VQ Solutions Managing Director, Annabel Gilmour said:

“We are delighted to have been rated "Good" by OfSTED in our February 2020 inspection.

Thank you to our fantastic and dedicated team, together with our supportive employers and engaging learners all of whom were instrumental in this success.”

If you want to learn more about the two systems we used to achieve our results, visit Stedfast at stedfast.io or contact us on 01423 740006 about our LMS system. 


posted 26 Feb, 01:01 (576 days ago)