Writtle University College retains Ofsted ‘good’ rating!

Writtle University College (WUC) is celebrating having been awarded a ‘Good’ Ofsted grade for the second consecutive inspection.

The Ofsted report commented that WUC “continues to be good” and how students “receive very good support from teachers and assessors to help them be successful in their chosen subject”.

Highlights from the report include:

- Students and apprentices enjoy their learning.
- Students and apprentices develop very high standards of practical skills as a result of the opportunities they get to complete high-quality work experience placements or training at work.
- Students receive good-quality feedback from teachers on their work that helps them to improve the quality of assignments and achieve higher grades.
Students and apprentices make good progress towards achieving qualifications in English and Mathematics.
- A high proportion of students and apprentices achieve their vocational qualifications, qualifications in English and mathematics, and move on to employment, further training or higher education.
- WUC links with local and regional employers and organisations help to ensure that students benefit from high-quality work experience placements.

Speaking about the outcome, Vice-Chancellor Professor Tim Middleton said: “We are very pleased with the outcome of our latest Ofsted inspection. Retaining a ‘Good’ rating emphasises the quality of education that Further Education students can expect when studying with us at Writtle.

“Being the only specialist, land-based provider in Essex, and the only land-based provider in East Anglia graded ‘Good’, we are able to provide a unique learning experience to our students.

“We have seen a growth of 24% in our applications for our College courses this year and this reflects the fact that students and parents have the confidence in the course and career they are choosing.

“Our ambition is to be ‘outstanding’ and we are making progress towards achieving this.

“I would like to thank staff for their hard work and contribution and I am delighted they have been recognised in this way.”

The report also spoke positively about how students “exemplify British values of respect, tolerance and democracy in their everyday lives at college and about the institution’s compliance with Safeguarding, saying it was “effective” and that “managers responsible for safeguarding continue to ensure that students and apprentices feel safe while at college, on work experience and at work.”

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