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North Hertfordshire College

2017 Full Inspection Report
What does the provider need to do to improve further?
  • Ensure that the quality of English and mathematics provision continues to improve in order that all learners attend their courses and improve their English and mathematical skills effectively.
  • Ensure that all staff effectively promote learners’, trainees’ and apprentices’ understanding of radicalisation and threats from extremist groups.
  • Continue the focus on ensuring that a higher proportion of apprentices complete their programmes within their expected timescales.

2016 Full Inspection Report
What does the provider need to do to improve further?
  • Improve the quality of teaching, learning and assessment on study programmes and adult learning provision by ensuring that teachers:
    • set high expectations of what their learners can achieve and plan learning that challenges learners to excel
    • promote the importance of attendance effectively, and managers ensure that absenteeism is followed up rigorously, so that far more learners attend their lessons regularly
    • use target-setting rigorously to challenge their learners to extend their learning, accelerate their progress and achieve to the best of their abilities
    • plan learning that develops learners’ higher-level thinking skills, enables them to understand and apply theory proficiently and produce high-quality written work routinely
    • schedule assignments and assessment tasks effectively and adhere to resubmission timescales in order to provide all learners with sufficient time to research, analyse and produce work of sufficient depth and quality in a timely manner
    • set demanding homework and promote the importance of working outside of lessons successfully
    • provide detailed written feedback on learners’ work that enables them to understand how they can improve their performance, produce a higher standard of work and, for courses with grade boundaries, achieve higher grades.

2010 Full Inspection Report
What does North Hertfordshire College need to do to improve further?
  • Ensure that lxal equality impact assessments identify properly when a full impact assessment needs to take place so that potential adverse impact is minimised.

2006 Full Inspection Report
Areas for improvement

The college should address:

  • low success rates for adults on level 1 courses
  • low success rates for key skills and apprenticeship frameworks
  • the proportion of teaching that is good or better
  • the effectiveness of curriculum management
  • a lack of rigour of some self-assessment and quality improvement planning.

2005 Re-Inspection Report


2003 Full Inspection Report
What should be improved
  • key skills achievements
  • the quality of teaching and learning in some curriculum areas
  • the use of information and learning technology (ILT) to support learning
  • assessment on a minority of courses
  • attendance and punctuality of students aged 16 to 18 in some curriculum areas
  • retention rates of students aged 16 to 18
  • consistency in the application of quality assurance arrangements across the college
  • work-based learning achievements.

Report Recommendations