Corndel was delighted to welcome Ofsted to inspect our training in July when they conducted their first monitoring visit.
Corndel achieved the highest grade possible in a monitoring visit — “significant progress” in regards to the Quality of our Teaching and Learning.
Highlights from the report include:
- “Professional Development Experts (coaches) plan individualised sessions and reviews very effectively, taking account of the apprentices’ starting points and previous learning so that they can make rapid progress.”
- “Professional Development Experts work exceedingly well with employers to inform them of apprentices’ progress and to plan further learning and skills together where necessary.”
- “Professional Development Experts make excellent links to the workplace and, as a result, apprentices can apply their learning and skills at work to improve and bring value to their organisation. For example, software development apprentices accurately developed a holiday booking system using databases so successfully that employers are now introducing the booking system across the organisation.”
- “Employers value the high standards of apprentices’ written and practical work. For example, apprentices working for an aerospace engineering company expertly developed strategies to reduce costs, and employers were so impressed that this is now being implemented across the organisation.”
The monitoring visit is an assurance process conducted by Ofsted to ensure that new organisations delivering Apprenticeship Levy‐funded training meet the quality standards required by Ofsted.