Refer a Friend
The National Apprenticeship Service have launched...
the Refer a Friend initiative which runs from 23rd September 2013 until 31st March 2014.
SS&L Apprentices could claim up to £225!
A few facts on eligibility
The scheme is designed to enable current apprentices (the claimant) to receive an incentive payment of £75 for encouraging a friend or friends aged 16 - 18 to start a Government Funded Apprenticeship up to a maximum of three claims.
The new (referred) Apprentice must be aged between 16 - 18 when they start their Apprenticeship.
The referred Apprentices must be resident in Somerset.
The claimant must be a current Apprentice.
Terms and Conditions apply.
To refer a friend and earn up to £225, complete the application form and return it to Zoe McArthur, Somerset Skills & Learning, Churchill House, Robins Drive, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 4DL
Refer a friend Application Form
Ofsted Inspection - Briefing for Learners, Parents and Carers
What is Ofsted?
Ofsted (The Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills)
What is Ofsted?
Ofsted (The Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills) regulates and inspects to achieve excellence in the care of children and young people and in education and skills for learners of all ages. The overall aim of inspection is to evaluate how efficiently and effectively the education and training provision meets learners’ needs.
Further education and skills providers (such as SS&L) will normally be notified up to two working days before a planned inspection.
Learners are at the heart of the new Ofsted Inspection regime and it is likely that during an Inspection learners will cross paths with an inspector in one of the following ways:
- An observation of a full lesson
- A partial observation of a lesson
- A formal meeting with an inspector as part of a group of learners
- A discussion with an inspector when they visit one of the SS&L Centres – an inspector may approach you to discuss your views anywhere on site
- A meeting with an inspector at your place of work if you are an Apprentice
Please note that inspectors are making judgements all of the time that they are with us, and not just in the classroom.
What Ofsted will do
Ofsted will make three key judgements about SS&L in respect of:
- Outcomes for learners
- The quality of teaching, learning and assessment
- The effectiveness of leadership and management
Inspectors will make a judgement of each of these areas and the extent to which education and training meets the needs of a range of learners. They will then form a further judgement for overall effectiveness. In short, Inspection is about Ofsted evaluating how well SS&L learners benefit from their course of study, the quality of what is delivered and how well learners achieve and progress.
What happens next?
As soon as we are advised of an Inspection visit, we will let you know. We will continue to seek your feedback on an on-going basis through the SS&L surveys, but you will also be asked to provide feedback on your experiences with SS&L through a specific Ofsted survey. We will explain any further involvement you may have at that time.
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