Employer & Training Provider Quality Assurance

Developmental support, reviews and coaching focusing on the quality of provision and business for ESFA funded and non-funded post 16 education, learning and skills providers & employers

At ESS we provide a service that focuses on post 16-sector specific individualised coaching support, advice and guidance for providers working in the education, learning and skills sectors.

We provide developmental review processes, coaching and support, which ranges from one-to-three day reviews through to medium and long term work with provider organisations.

These reviews and coaching support programmes are not a ‘quick fix’ and we do not believe in undertaking ‘mock inspections’. Our work and support with a provider organisation is long lasting and sustainable and positive impact to further develop or improve the way in which a provider works with and supports its learners, apprentices and employers whilst meeting compliance regulations for good practice.

We work closely with out providers to improve or further develop their quality of provision and education, leadership and management structures and practice, the effectiveness of their infrastructure and business processes, including organisational growth, change management and increased business outturn strategies. We help to embed regulatory and inspection frameworks that all ESFA and privately funded providers in both the public and international sectors, may have to adhere to in order to provide a good quality of provision, education, learning and skills and experience for their learners, apprenticeships and employers.

I AM A PRIME PROVIDER

If you are prime provider accessing public funding for education purposes you will fall under the Inspection Framework for ESFA funded provision.

I AM A SUB CONTRACTOR

In addition if you are delivering public funded training as a sub-contractor or partner to a prime organisation, you will also be subject for an Inspection as part of the lead provider’s inspection of their provision.

I AM AN EMPLOYER

ESS are able to provide specific support for employers who are recipients of an apprenticeship standards levy funding robust or receive training for their workforce from a post 16 training provider organisation. We undertake deep dive rigorous quality assurance and improvement checks on each training providers prior to introducing them to their employer network?

Our support and guidance will ensure that a training provider has received an independent and up to date quality audit and coaching support to help ensure robust oversight of effective deployment and use of their funds and which then opens up the opportunity to be introduced to the ESS employer network which has positive benefit to each member for both networking sharing of business and strategic organisational growth priorities and opportunities.

WHAT CAN ESS DO FOR TRAINING PROVIDERS?

The ESS team of strategic coaches and advisers have longevity and a track record of proven success in helping organisations to improve their quality systems and practices, placing the learner, their curriculum offer and quality of education at the heart of an organisation. (Adviser profiles and references Available On Request). All advisers are formal auditors and current inspectors with the range of government bodies.

This will give you the opportunity to address your internal priorities for improvement or further development and any areas of concern that you have identified to provide you with the best most effective platform to embed the inspection frameworks for good leadership, management and operational practice and in order to meet a Public Body or Independent Audit/Inspection which  focuses on the Quality of Provision and Education.

AT ESS WE OFFER A RANGE OF SERVICES SPECIFICALLY INDIVIDUALISED AND TAILORED TO ASSIST YOUR ORGANISATION IMPROVE ON THE QUALITY OF YOUR PROVISON, AND TO PREPARE FOR EXTERNAL REGULATORY AUDITS, INCLUDING , BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Strategy Development
  • Organisational Change Management and Re-structures
  • Leadership and Management Coaching Programmes
  • Policy Development
  • Quality Improvement Support, Reviews and Coaching
  • Annual Coaching and Performance Development Reviews
  • Quality Assurance Arrangement sand Compliance Processes
  • Employer Engagement and Partnership Development
  • Sourcing Funding
  • Recruitment
  • Partnership Management
  • Learner Finder

For further information and confidential discussions with regard to potential support and coaching, please email quality@essassist.co.uk or Get In Touch using the online form.

Please contact us on 01977 705203 or Get In Touch using the online form if you wish to receive further information.