Velocity Academy Ofsted NPMV Inspection Result 2023
On 29th March 2023 Velocity Academy was inspected by Ofsted as part of a New Provider Monitoring Visit. Ofsted undertakes to carry out monitoring visits to all newly directly funded providers of apprenticeship training provision funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency and/or the apprenticeship levy. Velocity Academy would like to thank all of our staff, apprentices and employers that took part within the inspection. Within the inspection, Ofsted looked at 3 key themes, these included:
- How much progress have leaders made in ensuring that the provider is meeting all the requirements of successful apprenticeship provision?
- What progress have leaders and managers made in ensuring that apprentices benefit from high quality training that leads to positive outcomes for apprentices?
- How much progress have leaders and managers made in ensuring that effective safeguarding arrangements are in place?
Within these themes, they are graded on a progress outcome. The 3 different grades that you can achieved are:
- Significant Progress
- Reasonable Progress
- Insufficient Progress
Velocity Academy are very excited to share with everyone that we had a successful inspection. The grades to the individual themes can be found below:
|How much progress have leaders made in ensuring that the provider is meeting all the requirements of successful apprenticeship provision?||Significant Progress|
|What progress have leaders and managers made in ensuring that apprentices benefit from high quality training that leads to positive outcomes for apprentices?||Significant Progress|
|How much progress have leaders and managers made in ensuring that effective safeguarding arrangements are in place?||Reasonable Progress|
Within the inspection, the inspectors made the following judgements about our apprenticeship delivery:
“They choose curriculum content that aims to meet employer requirements fully and develop apprentices’ knowledge and skills beyond the minimum requirements of the apprenticeship standard.”
“Leaders recruit tutors who have valuable industrial experience, and tutors use this experience effectively to support apprentices.”
“Staff carry out a thorough recruitment process, involving the apprentice and employer, to establish what apprentices already know and can do. Tutors work closely with apprentices and their employers to plan and skilfully build a curriculum that meets the needs of each apprentice and links on- and off-the-job training effectively. As a result, apprentices rapidly become highly effective at work and make good progress through their apprenticeship.”
“Tutors structure the curriculum in a logical way to enable apprentices to gain secure knowledge, skills and behaviours. Apprentices begin by studying basic topics, such as how programming language works and website structure, and then apply their new knowledge and skills when performing more complex tasks, such as creating promotional advertisements and using software to monitor their effectiveness. They use their new knowledge and skills effectively in the workplace. For example, they carry out impactful and cost-effective digital marketing campaigns, which makes a significant contribution to their organisation’s profitability.”
“Apprentices benefit greatly from well-structured and carefully targeted written feedback. This is complemented by highly personalised and effective video feedback, which enables them to improve their work. The feedback that apprentices receive helps them to produce work of a high standard.”
You can read the full report by opening the document attached here –>Velocity 1st Limited Ofsted Inspection Report 2023PDF
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