Understanding the Quality Framework
Understanding the Quality Framework

Understanding the Framework

The new framework will support colleges to be creative around developing their football provision by providing a range of guidance which will become a catalyst for thought.

The new framework will provide some tools and ideas that will support staff to reflect on what they do, why they do it, how it can be developed and how it forms part of a wider college offer to students and their local community. The new framework will support college staff to make informed decisions about what football projects or programmes to run and how to run them so they are of maximum benefit to their college.

The new framework promotes personalisation of programmes so they meet the needs of the students, college and local community.
The new framework promotes collaboration with people, institutions, organisations and partners working together for the benefit of the students, college and local community.

Summary:

The new framework encourages and promotes:

• Honest self-review and benchmarking against defined quality indicators
• Personalisation of projects and programmes to meet needs of students
• Empowering colleges to realise their potential
• Sharing of ideas between staff and institutions
• Creativity and innovation

The new framework avoids:

• Highly subjective decisions by staff designing, delivering, managing and then evaluating their own programmes about what truly represents ‘quality’
• A compliance only approach to development, thereby stifling creativity
• Lack of understanding by staff about how and why you do what you do
• Promoting fast pursuit of recognition over sustainability
• A one-size fits all approach with cloning of ideas