The College of Animal Welfare Graded ‘Good’ By Ofsted

The 2016 Ofsted Report

The College of Animal Welfare has been graded ‘Good’ across the board following its recent Ofsted inspection.

This is the first inspection the College has been through since the new, more stringent, inspection regime came into effect in September 2015. The four day inspection involved a team of six inspectors covering three of the College’s centres, distance learning school, work based learning programmes and our collaborative partner, The Open College of Equine Studies.

Barbara Cooper, College Principal, commented “We are delighted to have received a solid ‘Good’ grade across all areas. Under the new inspection regime, this is a fantastic achievement and we are delighted that the report reflects the true ethos of the College and the dedication and hard work of partners, staff, learners and employers”.

The College was particularly praised for the fact that its commitment to ensuring that all employees in the animal care and veterinary industries can work towards appropriate qualifications is based on a strong ethical foundation of supporting animal welfare. It was noted that teachers have very good knowledge of the subjects they teach and have high expectations; ensuring learners are motivated and inspired and develop high professional standards. The College’s business school was also mentioned, noting that apprentices in business administration and accounting make excellent progress and their achievement is very good.

The inspectors also commended the College’s excellent online learning resources which help learners to continue their learning outside of the classroom.

Barbara Cooper added “The inspectors identified that, at The College of Animal Welfare, an exceptionally large proportion of our learners gain employment in the field of their qualification”. She continued “The support that we receive from our partners, learners, employers and staff continues to be exceptional and was particularly appreciated during the week of inspection. Thank you all”.

Read the full report here.