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Leicester College

2017 Full Inspection Report
What does the provider need to do to improve further?
  • Improve students’ attendance at lessons so that it is good across all areas of the college, through the rigorous and consistent implementation of the college’s existing strategies; ensure that teachers routinely challenge all students who are not on time for their classes.
  • Teachers should ensure that all students routinely benefit from sharply focused and detailed feedback that enables them to understand clearly how to improve their work and make the progress of which they are capable.
  • Ensure that leaders and managers have access to timely, robust and accurate management information in order to:
    • improve their understanding of the extent to which all apprentices are making secure progress and are on track to achieve within the planned timescale; also, implement swift and effective action for those apprentices who are falling behind in their studies
    • improve the number of apprentices who progress on to a higher level of learning after they complete their programme
    • identify to a greater degree of precision the destinations of students who leave the college.

2016 Full Inspection Report
What does the provider need to do to improve further?
  • Improve outcomes in GCSE English and mathematics and in functional skills qualifications by ensuring that interventions are successful and that learners complete their course by regularly reviewing and monitoring learners’ progress, attendance and achievement in these subjects.
  • Ensure that all learners on study programmes benefit from their entitlement to external work experience.
  • Strengthen attendance monitoring so that dips in learners’ attendance are identified immediately and interventions ensure that learners complete their course successfully.
  • Leaders and managers at all levels should identify precise targets for improvement in order to be able to measure the impact of improvement actions on learners’ progress and accelerate the pace of required change.
  • Help learners to understand what they have to do to improve their work by ensuring that teachers provide more detailed constructive written feedback and that programme managers take greater responsibility for monitoring this.
  • Ensure that teachers provide challenging activities during learning sessions that stretch all learners, especially the most able.

2011 Full Inspection Report
What does Leicester College need to do to improve further?
  • Continue to improve success rates for learners aged 16 to 18 and work-based learners by sharing best practice from across the college so that achievements are equally high across all college provision.
  • Increase teachers’ skill in using the detailed information held about learners to provide appropriate learning activities that meet the needs of each individual and enables them to progress and achieve, irrespective of their different abilities.
  • Increase teachers’ understanding of how to mark learners’ work thoroughly so that the meaning of learners’ assignments is clear, and how to provide clear formative feedback so that learners know how to improve their future work.
  • Move curriculum management from good to outstanding by continuing to provide effective coaching and mentoring of managers, to increase the rate of improvement more consistently in their areas of responsibility across the college.

2006 Full Inspection Report
Areas for improvement

The college should address:

  • inadequate accommodation
  • success rates in some types of qualification and by certain groups of learners
  • the consistency of key skills provision
  • insufficient cross-college enrichment
  • underdeveloped monitoring of some aspects of the learners’ experience.

2003 Re-Inspection Report


2001 Full Inspection Report
What should be improved
  • aspects of curriculum management
  • management of work-based training
  • delivery of key skills
  • use and accuracy of management information
  • poor accommodation and access for persons with restricted mobility
  • student attendance and retention rates in some curriculum areas.

Report Recommendations