How do you pick the best college? Well, Ofsted want them to be ranked by how well they prepare students for the workplace… rather than if there’s free parking for your souped-up moped.
The report said that the best colleges develop students’ work skills, including problem-solving, team work, using literacy and numeracy skills, as well as computing and managing their time properly.
However, it is thought that most lecturers haven’t used “destination data” to track their ex-students progress and see if they have found employment. According to Ofsted this simply won’t do, and colleges should be doing more to be more transparent about how their graduates are doing in the jobs maket.
So, what do you reckon? Did your college follow up on your progress after you left? Would you have bothered telling them if they did? Plus, would you have chosen your college based how employable it could make you?