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NEW MESMA ONLINE COURSE TO BOOST QUALITY MANAGEMENT SKILLS IN FURTHER EDUCATION

‘GOOD’ CHARITY BENEFITS FROM ONLINE QA TOOL IN FACE OF OFSTED

A CHARITY for young people with learning disabilities has invested in new quality assurance technology to meet critical development planning and Ofsted requirements.

IMPROVEMENT PLANNING: GET IT WRITE

IMPROVING quality is a critical step on the (seemingly endless) road to nirvana for FE college leaders, says Louise Doyle, director at quality assurance specialists Mesma, who considers how to produce an effective plan.

ONLINE QA TOOL ‘GOOD’ TO GO AT NORTH EAST TRAINING PROVIDER

ADVANCED online quality assurance technology has enabled an independent training provider to have critical information to hand to secure its latest Ofsted grade.

LACK OF CONFIDENCE BIG FACTOR IN SUCCESSFUL APPRENTICESHIP DELIVERY, NEW SURVEY REVEALS

NEW research, "The Learning and Skills Confidence Index Survey" indicates that front-line FE staff lack confidence in their organisation’s ability to successfully deliver future apprenticeships, says quality assurance specialists, Mesma.

FIVE STEPS TO (SELF-ASSESSMENT) HEAVEN

AS the FE and wider skills landscape shifts, an effective self-assessment and the improvement plan that shakes out from this, is a key Ofsted expectation, says Louise Doyle, a further education consultant and director of quality assurance experts Mesma. Moreover, she says, such good practices allow education decision makers to stay in control while improving education and training provision.

DRIVING APPRENTICESHIPS: A QUESTION OF INTEGRITY

APPRENTICESHIPS will be an even more relevant and plausible path to career success in the transport and logistics sector as the Apprenticeship Levy unfolds, says David Cormack, strategic account director at System Group, providing advantages for those sufficiently adroit to see a bigger picture.

A CAUTIONARY TALE FOR EMPLOYER PROVIDERS

LOUISE DOYLE (pictured right), a further education consultant and director of quality assurance experts MESMA, has a cautionary tale for employer providers delivering apprenticeships under government funded arrangements, who only see self-assessment as a paper exercise.

TEACHING APPRENTICESHIPS? A QUESTION OF PERCEPTION

LOUISE DOYLE, a further education consultant and director of quality assurance experts MESMA, argues that apprenticeships should be considered as a relevant and plausible path to a career in teaching despite the political protestations.

MESMA DELIVERS A QUALITY JOB FOR COLLEGE MERGER

A London college has turned to a web-based management tool to secure quality assurance during a spate of strategic mergers.

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