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Cambridge Regional College

2020 Full Inspection Report
What does the provider need to do to improve?
  • Leaders need to ensure that part-time courses for adults are meaningful. They need to develop a more ambitious curriculum that enables more adults to progress to higher level study or gain employment.
  • Leaders must ensure that young people on full-time level 2 programmes study qualifications that enable them to progress to higher level study more rapidly. Teachers need to carefully assess students’ skills and knowledge on entry to ensure that courses are sufficiently challenging.
  • Leaders and managers must ensure that more apprentices pass their courses. Teachers need to be more ambitious in planning learning programmes that take account of apprentices’ current skills and knowledge to help them to quickly develop more advanced skills.
  • Leaders and managers must improve the quality of education for students, adult learners and apprentices studying English and mathematics. Teachers need to ensure that students’ attendance to these classes improves significantly. They need to ensure that adults recall and apply their learning and make sure that more students achieve their qualifications.
  • Leaders need to ensure that adults and apprentices receive impartial careers advice and guidance to help them plan their next steps.
  • Leaders need to ensure that all students who need learning support receive timely and effective help to enable them to develop their skills and knowledge more rapidly.
  • Leaders and managers must ensure that students who require access to physiotherapy and occupational therapy receive this help promptly.

2012 Full Inspection Report
What does the provider need to do to improve further?
  • Increase the proportion of outstanding teaching, learning and assessment by paying close attention to the implementation of lesson planning, target setting and the marking of learners’ work.
  • Share more fully the excellent practice that already exists in the promotion of equality and diversity in parts of the college.
  • Identify the training needs and provide appropriate development opportunities for teachers so that they can help learners make more rapid progress in improving their standards of English and mathematics.
  • Improve attendance by reviewing the effectiveness of the current monitoring procedures and investigating the causes of absence more rigorously.
  • Implement quality assurance arrangements consistently across all aspects of provision so that all learners benefit from an equally good experience at the college.

2008 Full Inspection Report
Areas for improvement

The college should address:

  • low key skills success rates in some curriculum areas
  • low quality target setting in a minority of ILPs
  • underdeveloped use of assessment to plan teaching
  • insufficient embedding of equality and diversity in the curriculum.

2005 Re-Inspection Report


2004 Re-Inspection Report


2003 Full Inspection Report
What should be improved
  • work-based learning provision
  • assessment arrangements on many National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) courses
  • teaching and learning in some areas of provision
  • teaching and the achievement of key skills
  • retention rates on some courses
  • accuracy and recording of retention rates and pass rates on some courses
  • use of individual learning plans in some areas
  • analysis and use of value added information.

1999 Full Inspection Report


Report Recommendations