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Capel Manor College

2013 Full Inspection Report
What does the provider need to do to improve?
  • Ensure that more students complete their courses successfully, especially those in horticulture and landscaping.
  • Strengthen its approaches to evaluating the quality of teaching and learning so that areas for improvement are more clearly identified, and ensure that the outcomes of these systems contribute more fully to performance management.
  • Develop more effective use of information and learning technology (ILT) to support learning by ensuring that all students have access to suitably programmed computers and that all teachers make good use of the college’s virtual learning environment.
  • Improve the use of data regarding students’ performance at all levels to ensure that challenging targets for improvement are set and achieved.
  • Fully implement the computer-based attendance monitoring system across all provision to improve the efficient monitoring of students’ attendance at lessons, and use this important performance indicator more fully to evaluate the quality of provision.

2008 Full Inspection Report
Areas for improvement

The college should address:

  • success rates for students aged 16-18 at level 3
  • the use of information learning technology (ILT) to support learning across all areas of the curriculum
  • the integration of key skills with vocational qualifications
  • the effectiveness of group tutorials
  • the reliability of lesson observations
  • the precision of self-assessment, action planning and target-setting.

2003 Inspection Report
What should be improved
  • teaching, learning and attainment for students aged 16 to 18
  • retention rates and achievement on some courses for students aged 16 to 18
  • consistency of assessment and verification practice
  • poor quality of equine studies provision
  • consistency of management of health and safety
  • completeness of quality assurance arrangements.

Report Recommendations