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Ofsted Inspectors visited Craven College early in the New Year and gave the College a clean bill of health. Ofsted rated Craven College as a Good college with Outstanding Apprenticeship provision.

The inspectors’ praise for the Apprenticeship provision was very strong. Craven College is one of only 3 colleges in England to be judged Outstanding for the quality of its Apprenticeships – a magnificent achievement and important for the locality.

Key findings from Ofsted:

“Students’ achievement is good…. and is now high”

“Managers have carefully designed a curriculum which very effectively meets the needs of students”

“Teachers make good use of well-resourced classrooms and learning environments ….. to provide well designed learning for students and Apprentices”

“The Apprenticeship manager, co-ordinators and assessors have an exceptional understanding of their Apprentices, and they work closely with them to provide very high quality support and training”

“Staff provide excellent pastoral support to students, including those with high needs ….”

 “Behaviour in class, around the College, and at work is very good”

“A welcoming and positive learning environment”

“Students and apprentices are well prepared for their next steps”

Principal Robert Bellfield, commented, “The College is delighted with the outcome of its recent Ofsted inspection which confirms the quality of provision which is available at Craven College. The report is a testimony to the hard work and dedication of staff and students.”

David Mabbitt, Chair of Governors said, “The Board is very pleased with the outcome of the inspection and recognises all the hard work put in by staff and the Leadership Team to achieve this result. Our objective now is to drive the College forward to “Outstanding” in all areas, not just Apprenticeships.”

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SCHOOL LEAVERS
TitleLevel
3D DesignLevel 1, Level 2, Level 3
Access to Nursing, Midwifery & Health Science (19+)Level 3
Access to Primary Education, Social Work & Social Science (19+)Level 3
Accounting & FinanceLevel 2, Level 3
Agricultural EngineeringLevel 2, Level 3
Animal StudiesLevel 1, Level 2, Level 3
Animation New CourseLevel 1, Level 2, Level 3
Art & DesignLevel 1, Level 2, Level 3
Art & Design (Foundation Studies)Level 3, Level 4
Automotive EngineeringLevel 1, Level 2
AviationLevel 1, Level 2, Level 3
Bakery & Patisserie New CourseLevel 2
BarberingLevel 2
Beauty TherapyLevel 2, Level 3
Biomedical Science New CourseLevel 3
BricklayingLevel 1, Level 2, Level 3
Broadcasting New CourseLevel 1, Level 2
Business ManagementLevel 2, Level 3
Business with Digital Marketing New CourseLevel 2, Level 3
Cabin CrewLevel 2
Carpentry & JoineryLevel 1, Level 2, Level 3
CateringLevel 1, Level 2, Level 3
Chemistry & Human Physiology (Access - 19+) New CourseLevel 3
ChildcareLevel 1, Level 2, Level 3
Civil Engineering New CourseLevel 3
Complementary Therapies New CourseLevel 3
ComputingLevel 1, Level 2, Level 3
Conservation New CourseLevel 1, Level 2, Level 3
Construction Trades (Multiskills)Level 1
Countryside ManagementLevel 1, Level 2, Level 3
Criminology New CourseLevel 3
Electrical New CourseLevel 1, Level 2, Level 3
Environmental Sustainability New CourseLevel 3
Esports Gaming New CourseLevel 2, Level 3
Fashion & Textiles New CourseLevel 1, Level 2, Level 3
Forensic Science New CourseLevel 3
Forestry - Tree Surgery New CourseLevel 2, Level 3
Fresh Start - Health & Social CareLevel 2
Fresh Start - ScienceLevel 2
Fresh Start - Vocational Studies New CourseLevel 2
Gateway to CollegeEntry Level 3
Graphics New CourseLevel 1, Level 2, Level 3
Hair & Make-up ArtistryLevel 2, Level 3
Hairdressing (Colouring, Cutting)Level 1, Level 2, Level 3
Health & Social CareLevel 1, Level 2, Level 3
Horse ManagementLevel 1, Level 2, Level 3
Horticulture New CourseLevel 2, Level 3
Hospitality New CourseLevel 1, Level 2, Level 3
Law New CourseLevel 3
Media Make-upLevel 2, Level 3
Media StudiesLevel 1, Level 2, Level 3
Motorcycle Repair & Maintenance New CourseLevel 1, Level 2
Nail ServicesLevel 1, Level 2, Level 3
Painting & DecoratingLevel 1, Level 2, Level 3
Pathway to IndependenceEntry Level
Pathway to WorkEntry Level
Performing ArtsLevel 1, Level 2, Level 3
Photography New CourseLevel 1, Level 2, Level 3
PlasteringLevel 1, Level 2, Level 3
Plumbing New CourseLevel 1, Level 2, Level 3
Princes Trust Team Programme New CourseLevel 1
Production Arts New CourseLevel 1, Level 2, Level 3
Professional CookeryLevel 1, Level 2, Level 3
Public ServicesLevel 2, Level 3
ScienceLevel 2
Social PsychologyLevel 3
Supported InternshipsLevel 1
The Built Environment New CourseLevel 2, Level 3
Tiling New CourseLevel 2
Travel & Tourism New CourseLevel 1, Level 2, Level 3
Wildlife Management New CourseLevel 1, Level 2, Level 3
Apprenticeships
TitleLevel
Agriculture - Stockperson ApprenticeshipLevel 2
Assistant Accountant ApprenticeshipLevel 3
Beauty Professional ApprenticeshipLevel 2
Bricklayer ApprenticeshipLevel 2
Business Administrator ApprenticeshipLevel 3
Carpentry & Joinery ApprenticeshipLevel 2
Chef de Partie ApprenticeshipLevel 3
Commis Chef ApprenticeshipLevel 2
Countryside Worker ApprenticeshipLevel 2
Early Years Educator ApprenticeshipLevel 3
Hair Professional ApprenticeshipLevel 2
HGV Service & Maintenance Technician ApprenticeshipLevel 3
Horticulture & Landscape Operative ApprenticeshipLevel 2
Hospitality Supervisor ApprenticeshipLevel 3
Hospitality Team Member ApprenticeshipLevel 2
Infrastructure Technician ApprenticeshipLevel 3
Land-based Service Engineer Technician ApprenticeshipLevel 3
Motor Vehicle Service Engineering Technician ApprenticeshipLevel 3
Painter & Decorator ApprenticeshipLevel 2
Plasterer ApprenticeshipLevel 3
Professional Accounting / Taxation Technician ApprenticeshipLevel 4
Property Maintenance Operative ApprenticeshipLevel 2
Software Development Technician ApprenticeshipLevel 3
Team Leader / Supervisor ApprenticeshipLevel 3
Degrees & Higher Levels
TitleLevel
Air Transport Management BSc (Hons) (Top-up)Level 6
Animal Management (Animal Behaviour & Welfare) HNC/HNDLevel 4, Level 5
Animal Management (Equine) HNC/HNDLevel 4, Level 5
Art Practice HNCLevel 4
Aviation Management & Operations FDLevel 4, Level 5
Aviation Management & Operations with Pilot Studies FDLevel 4, Level 5
Business Management FD (Subject to Validation)Level 5
Business Management in the Service Sector BA (Hons) Top-up (Subject to Validation)Level 6
Business with Event Management FD (Subject to Validation)Level 5
Creative Media Production (Film & TV) HNCLevel 5
Cyber Security & Computer Systems Level 4 (inc Computing HNC)Level 4
Graphic Design HNCLevel 4
Performing Arts (Acting) HNC (Subject to Validation) New Course
Photography HNCLevel 4
Young Children's Learning & Development BA (Hons) (Top-up)Level 6
Young Children's Learning & Development FDLevel 5
Part-time
TitleStart
Accounting - Introduction - UXPKFB01Tue 3 November 2020
Art, Design & Media Level 1 Award - UXPPAA02Fri 22 January 2021
Bread Making (Sweet) - Junior - UFPNAK02Sat 17 April 2021
Copper & Silversmithing Workshop - UFPNAA17Sat 19 June 2021
Counselling - Introduction - UXPKAF07Thu 27 May 2021
Counselling - Introduction - UXPKAF04Thu 22 April 2021
Counselling - Introduction - UXPKAF02Thu 12 November 2020
Counselling Skills Level 2 Certificate - UXPPAF04Tue 3 November 2020
Counselling Skills Level 3 Diploma - ESPX0041Thu 10 September 2020
Counselling Skills Level 3 Diploma - ESPX0031Tue 8 September 2020
Creative Textiles - Developing - UXPKAA10Thu 14 January 2021
Creative Textiles - Extending - UXPKAA12Thu 15 April 2021
Criminology - Exploring - UXPKAF05Tue 27 April 2021
Criminology - Introduction - UXPKAF01Tue 10 November 2020
Dog Grooming - Introduction - UXPPAG04Thu 20 May 2021
Dog Grooming - Introduction - UXPPAG02Thu 15 April 2021
Dog Grooming - Introduction - UXPKAG01Sat 22 May 2021
Dog Grooming Diploma Level 3 - UXPPAG07Tue 3 November 2020
Dressmaking Skills - Extending - UXPKAA08Tue 12 January 2021
Dressmaking Skills - Improving - UXPKAA09Tue 13 April 2021
Dry Stone Walling - Introduction - UFPNFL17Sat 19 June 2021
Education & Training Award - ESPZ0011Tue 15 September 2020
Flower Arranging - Contemporary Floral Summer - UFPNAL02Tue 4 May 2021
Flower Arranging - Razzle Dazzle Festive Flowers - UFPNAL03Tue 8 December 2020
How To Start a Small Business - UXPKAB01Wed 4 November 2020
How to Start up a Small Business - UXPKAB03Wed 3 February 2021
Joinery - Introduction - UXPKAJ14Tue 20 April 2021
Joinery - Introduction - UXPKAJ06Thu 22 April 2021
Mental Health First Aid - UXPKRF01Mon 18 January 2021
Mental Health First Aid - UXPKRF02Wed 12 May 2021
Mental Health First Aid - UXPKFF04Tue 9 March 2021
Mental Health First Aid - UXPKFF07Tue 20 July 2021
Painting & Decorating - Introduction - UXPKAJ12Thu 15 April 2021
Photography -Digital (Photoshop) - Beginners - UXPKAA19Tue 13 April 2021
Photography & Photoshop - UXPKAA04Tue 3 November 2020
Plastering - Introduction - UFPNAJ02Sat 17 April 2021
Plastering - Introduction - UFPNAJ01Sat 19 June 2021
Plastering - Introduction - UXPKAJ07Thu 15 April 2021
Plastering - Introduction - UXPKAJ05Thu 12 November 2020
Plastering - Workshop - UXPKAJ03Thu 10 June 2021
Portrait Drawing - Beginners & Improvers - UFPNAA04Thu 22 April 2021
Printmaking (Lino) - Introduction - UFPNAA08Thu 22 April 2021
RARPA - UXPPAF03Tue 8 September 2020
RARPA - UXPPAF05Thu 10 September 2020
RHS Distance Learning (Units 1-2) - Plant Classification, Structure & Function and Plant Nutrition & the Root Environment Level 2 Certificate - UFDNTL02Anytime
RHS Distance Learning (Units 1-4) - Principles of Plant Growth, Propagation & Development Level 2 Certificate - UFDNTL06Anytime
RHS Distance Learning (Units 1-8) - Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture Level 2 Certificate - UFDNTL01Anytime
RHS Distance Learning (Units 3-4) - Maintaining Plant Health & Understanding Plant Propagation Level 2 Certificate - UFDNTL03Anytime
RHS Distance Learning (Units 5-6) – Garden Features, Plant Selection & Planning and The Choice, Establishment & Maintenance of Garden Plants & Lawn Level 2 Certificate - UFDNTL04Anytime
RHS Distance Learning (Units 5-8) - Principles of Garden Planning, Establishment & Maintenance Level 2 Certificate - UFDNTL07Anytime
RHS Distance Learning (Units 7-8) – The Production of Outdoor Vegetables & Fruit and Protected Environments in Plant Cultivation Level 2 - UFDNTL05Anytime
RHS Practical Horticulture Level 2 - UXPPFL01Mon 14 September 2020
RHS Practical Horticulture Level 3 - UFPNFL12Tue 15 September 2020
RHS Principles of Garden Planning, Construction & Planting Level 3 - UFPNFL23Tue 15 September 2020
RHS Principles of Horticulture Level 2 - UFPNTL01Tue 15 September 2020
Sell Yourself for Job Success - UXPPTF01Mon 22 February 2021
Sewing - Clothing Alteration Make Do & Mend - UXPKAA16Sat 19 June 2021
Sheep Husbandry - UFPNFG01Sat 3 July 2021
Sign Language - Introduction - UXPKAF08Thu 22 April 2021
Silversmithing - Make a Silver Ring - UFPNAA19Sat 22 May 2021
Social Media for a Small Business - UXPKAB02Wed 11 November 2020
Social Media For A Small Business - How to set up - UXPKAB04Wed 24 February 2021
Spanish Beginners & Improvers - UFPNAF06Thu 22 April 2021
Stained Glass Beginners - UXPKFA04Tue 20 April 2021
Stained Glass Beginners - UXPKFA03Tue 20 April 2021
Successful Brand Development - UXPKAB05Wed 10 March 2021
Successful Brand Development for a Small Business - UXPKAF03Wed 27 January 2021
UNCONCIOUS BIAS - UXPKTF02Wed 27 January 2021
UNCONCIOUS BIAS - UXPKTF03Thu 25 February 2021
Unconscious Bias - UXPKFF02Thu 10 December 2020
Unconscious Bias - UXPKFF08Thu 26 November 2020
Wallpapering - Introduction - UXPKAJ02Thu 10 June 2021
Wax Melt Making - Beginners - UXPKAA03Tue 3 November 2020