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Cheshire College

2019 Full Inspection Report
What does the provider need to do to improve?
  • Leaders need to review urgently the quality of education that learners with high needs receive through their subcontractor partner. They need to put in place actions to bring about rapid improvement so that learners with high needs achieve to the best of their abilities.
  • Leaders and managers need to review the level 2 health and social care curriculum at the Crewe campus to ensure that it meets the needs of learners who aspire to a career in childcare.

2012 Full Inspection Report
What does South Cheshire College need to do to improve further?
  • Evaluate the impact of strategies to increase retention and introduce new actions where needed to ensure that improvements seen during the inspection are sustained. At the same time, take action to maintain very high pass rates and to ensure that a higher proportion of students achieve the highest grades.
  • Embed the development of literacy and oracy skills on all courses so that all students’ writing, oral comprehension and their discursive skills are improved.
  • Building on the highly effective arrangements for pastoral support on A-level and some vocational courses, extend this across all courses to ensure a consistently high-quality experience for all students.
  • Sustain the current pace of development of apprenticeship programmes and other courses designed to meet the needs of employers. Implement plans to extend the curriculum for young people who are not engaged currently in learning.
  • Increase the rigour of the lesson observation system so that the college has an accurate view of the quality of teaching of learning. Tackle teaching that is just satisfactory so that all learners have the opportunity to extend their skills and knowledge through effective learning that stimulates their curiosity and desire to succeed.

2008 Full Inspection Report
Areas for improvement

The college should address:

  • student performance in some key skills and on some BTEC national diplomas
  • the insufficient awareness and use of the virtual learning environment (VLE) by some students.

2004 Inspection Report
What should be improved
  • retention rates on a minority of courses
  • the impact of information and learning technology (ILT) on teaching and learning in some areas.

Report Recommendations