Revolutionising the process for improving English and mathematics in Further Education and Skills.

The Quality Mark for FE & Skills is a standard that supports providers to improve English and mathematics provision. 

Through specialist support, dialogue and professional challenge and scrutiny, providers will increase their capacity to improve. A uniquely focused lens will allow for English and mathematics across all provision types to be assessed.

Its structure and model of delivery increases providers' capacity for improvement, providing staff with a deeper understanding of high-quality teaching, and supporting the professional dialogue to improve practice.

Quality Mark Further Education & Skills can be flexed to suit each provider's vision and can be embedded in day-to-day practice without adding additional burden to workloads. It provides the roadmap for your organisation’s excellence in the provision of English and mathematics.

The impact of Quality Mark at Leeds City College

With Head of English & Maths, Jonny Diamond, and Director Quality of Education, Carol Layall.

What you can expect from your Quality Mark journey

  • Better prepare learners for the workplace and improve English and mathematics achievement

    Quality Mark provides the framework and guidance to support continuous improvement and ensure English and mathematics priorities are being addressed. It increases your staff's capacity to affect improved learner attainment.

  • Evidence your organisation’s quality improvement and prepare for inspection

    The framework empowers staff to undertake rigorous,
    evidence-based self-evaluation that identifies strengths,
    prioritises key areas for development and identifies the
    impact of your practice. 

  • Provide staff with a deeper understanding of high-quality learning and the tools to continually improve practice

    The Quality Mark audit tool covers all aspects of practice  - structural characteristics are interwoven with process quality factors to give staff a holistic view and clear focus for improvement.

  • Embed a consistent approach to quality across all funding and provision

    Quality Mark provides a single framework covering all funding and provision types, including Study Programme, Adult and Community Learning and Apprenticeships. It can be flexed to suit each provider’s vision and can be embedded into your day-to-day practice without adding additional burden to workloads.

  • Get more from your organisation’s investment in improvement strategies

    Quality Mark is completely geared towards continuous quality improvement, rather than one-off consultancy, and subsequently builds your capacity and capability to implement improvements.

  • Fast-track new staff members’ adoption of the organisation's approach to quality improvement

    Provide the clear structure and process for new staff to adopt so all staff members contribute to whole-organisation improvement.

A blueprint for the continuous improvement of English and maths

This 25-30 minute session is designed to give you a strong understanding of the quality improvement model developed with, and employed by, Leeds City College to great success.

Understand what it means to participate, the types of evidence required by the accreditation, and how the audit tool and provider visits work.