About this project

About this project

The challenges we face

Video: this video in which learners talk about what progress review means to them highlights how essential it is to meet learners' needs.

Helping learners to set individual targets and to review their progress towards them provides a significant challenge to the whole learning and skills sector, but the challenges in this area seem to be particularly widespread in land-based subjects. The main challenges identified in inspection reports for land-based providers include:

  • the need to establish a coherent approach to managing learner entitlement
  • better and more coherent implementation of current practices
  • improvement in the planning skills of tutors
  • rigorous monitoring and evaluation
  • better record keeping skills
  • sound quality assurance mechanisms to detect weaknesses.

The importance of the progress review process is a common theme in these priorities - this is why it is the focus for these resources.