04.01.2019

FTA Attends Quality of Education and Training Workshop: FES

As a leading provider of education and apprenticeships within the fashion and textiles sector it is a prerequisite that the Fashion Technology Academy (FTA) maintains a varied but relevant curriculum and a high standard of tuition. The end goal is simple; to ensure that learner’s leave with the knowledge and skills that will guarantee them a career in the fashion and textiles industry.

To maintain standards the FTA is regularly inspected by Ofsted, the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. Results of the inspections and regulatory visits are published online with the key aim to be “a force for improvement through intelligent, responsible and focused inspection and regulation.”

At the end of 2018 staff from the FTA attended a Quality of Education and Training Workshop: FES, which explained how Ofsted works and how to improve as an educational provider.
 

Areas covered included:

  • The education inspection framework 2019 and what does this all mean for FES?
  • Main ways in which to implement Ofsted’s strategy, accountability and to provide quality rather than unnecessary workloads.
  • A curriculum framework for setting out the aims of a programme of education, including the knowledge and understanding to be gained at each stage.
  • The importance of the curriculum - programmes that do more than give learners a qualification and develop personal and social skills while maintaining a clear line of sight to jobs.

These points and many more were explained during the workshop with the objective of informing all educational providers with detailed information that will enhance all areas of the services that they provide.

Want to find out more about the educational services we provide here at the FTA then click here.