East Riding College

Name East Riding College
Website http://www.eastridingcollege.ac.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 23 February 2016
Address Armstrong Way, Beverley, HU17 0GH
Phone Number 01482390810
Type General Further Education and Tertiary
Age Range 16-99
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils Unknown
Local Authority East Riding of Yorkshire
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about the provider

East Riding College is a general further education college with two main sites, in Beverley and Bridlington, and a smaller site in Hull. The college has substantial and growing apprenticeship provision with the large majority of apprentices based with employers in the region. The college delivers most of its provision directly with only a small amount of subcontracted provision. The large majority of students on classroom-based provision, both adults and those aged 16 to 19, are enrolled on level 1 and level 2 courses. Most of the learners aged 16 to 19 are enrolled on full-time provision, and the large majority do not have a GCSE grade C or above in English and/or mathematics.

Summary of key findings

This is a good provider College staff work well with a wide range of partners to ensure that provision is very well matched to local enterprise partnership priorities and the needs of the area. A culture of high expectations for all, and the good quality of teaching, promote good progress for learners and apprentices. Good information, advice and guidance ensure that learners and apprentices are on the right course, leading to high retention rates and progression to next steps. Staff use their expertise very effectively and organise relevant work experience to support high levels of learners’ and apprentices’ skill development. Adult learners develop excellent skills for employment and make very good progress. Quality improvement strategies use a wide range of evidence to support improvement, including learners’ views and are having a positive impact. Accommodation and facilities are very good and support the skills development of learners. It is not yet an outstanding provider Outcomes for learners taking English and mathematics qualifications, although improving, are not yet good enough. Within lessons staff do not promote equality and diversity consistently to the same high standard. Teachers do not always ensure that activities meet all needs and that the most-able are challenged to achieve their best. Although the large majority of written feedback is strong, there remains a small amount that is not specific enough about how to improve.