Ofsted reports about construction

  • 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.
  • Identifying good practice: a survey of college provision in construction, planning and the built environment - 23 January 2008. This report presents factors which enable post-16 learners to make good progress in the sector subject area of construction, planning and the built environment. Between November 2006 and March 2007, inspectors visited 22 colleges where provision had been judged to be good or outstanding at their last inspection. Examples of good practice are given and recommendations for improvement are made.

Case studies of good practice in construction

Provision for young people aged 14 to 19 not in education, employment or training: Fareham College - 14 May 2012. Fareham College, in partnership with the local authority and other key stakeholders, has developed ‘Gosport College’, a project offering job-related vocational and occupational training opportunities in the local area to reduce the number of young people not in education, employment or training (NEET).

Outstanding curriculum provision in construction - 4 March 2011. West Suffolk College has a well planned curriculum that provides learners with skills and knowledge in addition to their main qualification aim. It prepares them well for the world of work and introduces them to new and developing technologies.

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