Inspection reports

Hair and beauty, hospitality and catering

Ofsted reports about hair and beauty, hospitality and catering

  • Apprenticeships for young people - 11 April 2012. This report presents some of the common factors that have led to high performance in the work of 15 providers who are extensively involved in delivering apprenticeships to young people. It explains how the providers have successfully recruited young people as apprentices: introducing them to the world of work; supporting them in developing vocational skills and completing their apprenticeship frameworks; and supporting their progression into employment and further study.
  • Learning from the best: examples of best practice from providers of apprenticeships in underperforming vocational areas - 15 October 2010. This good practice report examines the work of 39 providers of work-based learning, including independent learning providers, employer providers and colleges. These have been successful in providing apprenticeships in three currently underperforming vocational areas: hospitality, motor vehicle, and retail; and two historically underperforming areas that have improved to the national average in recent years: care and construction. The report describes the factors which contributed to sustaining high numbers, or increasing the numbers, of apprentices completing their qualifications, and to improving the time taken for them to do this.
  • Twelve outstanding providers of work-based learning - 14 July 2010. This report presents some of the common factors that have led to high performance in the work of 12 providers of work-based learning. It outlines the key challenges they faced on the journey to becoming outstanding and explains the ways in which they are seeking to sustain excellence. It includes profiles of the providers and leaders’ and managers’ views of the reasons for their success.
  • Identifying good practice: a survey of college provision in hairdressing and beauty therapy and Identifying good practice: a survey of college provision in hospitality and catering - 27 March 2009. These reports present the findings from a survey of college provision in hairdressing and beauty and hospitality and catering and identifies the factors that enable students to produce high-quality work and make good progress. Inspectors visited 12 colleges where provision had been judged to be good or outstanding at their most recent inspection. Examples of good practice are given and recommendations are made for further improvement.

Case studies of good practice in hair and beauty, hospitality and catering

Intergenerational working: creating opportunities for young people through links with local providers of care for the elderly: YMCA Derbyshire - 17 January 2012. YMCA Derbyshire works with local providers of care for the elderly to provide training opportunities for young people studying courses in hospitality and health and social care. Residents and the young people have valued the opportunity to learn from, and respect, each other.

Engaging employers in the hair and beauty industry in enriching learning through industry week: Southampton City College - 2 November 2011. Employers facilitate an industry week when students learn specialist, up-to-date hairdressing and beauty therapy techniques, provided alongside informative careers and higher education talks, and culminating in the chance to compete in an exciting show.

External links

Hospitality and catering

Hairdressing and beauty therapy

Annual Report 2012/13

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