Further Education Colleges, Improvement, Leadership, Planning

Client: Aylesbury College
A large successful Further Education College based in Buckinghamshire

Provide expert support to the curriculum teams in order for them to develop their employer work-based offer

• Data analysis of current offer
• Interviews with curriculum staff to understand current knowledge
• Design of bespoke development days
• Delivery of support sessions for senior leaders and curriculum heads

• Improved knowledge of Aylesbury team gained through development days and support sessions
• Curriculum heads developed work-based offer to compliment existing campus based learning
• College expands it’s Apprenticeship provision so that it is dominant provider in Buckinghamshire


“Optima’s approach has been first class, they have taken time to understand where we currently are and what we wanted to achieve before suggesting how to improve our knowledge and support us with planning our implementation. Their examples and context was really useful as was their ‘on call’ support throughout our relationship”

S Newall, Vice Principal