OTLA development project case studies and resources

During the ETF funded Outstanding Teaching, Learning and Assessment National Technical Skills Programme we have had 15 projects run within phase 1, 6 within phase 2 and we will be running 2 new projects within phase 3, plus extending 6 phase 1 and 2 projects.

Phase 1 projects ran March - November 2017.

  • City College Plymouth - Engineering  and Manufacturing technical route
  • College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (CONEL) - Digital technical route
  • Derby College - Engineering technical route
  • Harlow College - Construction; and Engineering and Manufacturing technical routes
  • John Ruskin College - Health and Science technical route
  • Lakes College Cumbria - Engineering and Manufacturing technical route
  • Lincoln College - Construction; Creative and Design; Engineering and Manufacturing; and Hair and Beauty technical routes
  • Liverpool Adult Learning Service - Digital technical route
  • London College of Apprenticeship Training - Business and Administrative; and Construction technical route
  • Rathbone Training - Social Care technical route
  • Reaseheath College - Agriculture, Environmental and Animal Care technical route
  • Solihull College and University Centre - Engineering and Manufacturing technical route
  • South Devon College - Hair and Beauty technical route
  • South West Association of Training Providers - Construction technical route
  • Weston College - Catering and Hospitality


Phase 2 projects ran August 2017 - January 2018.

  • Abingdon and Witney College - Engineering and Manufacturing technical route
  • Blackburn College - Digital technical routes
  • Grimsby Institute Group - Catering and Hospitality; Construction; Creative and Design; Digital, Engineering and Manufacturing; and Hair and Beauty technical routes
  • London South East Colleges - Catering and Hospitality technical route
  • Nelson and Colne College - Creative and Design technical route
  • West Thames Colleges - Transport and Logistics technical route


Phase 3 projects are running March 2018 - January 2019. 

New projects

  • Gateshead College - Creative and Design; Digital; Legal, Finance and Accounting; and Sales, Marketing and Procurement technical routes
  • Myerscough College - Agriculture, Environmental and Animal Care technical route

Extension projects

  • College of Haringey, Enfeild and North East London (CONEL)
  • Derby College
  • Harlow College
  • Lakes College Cumbria
  • London South East Colleges
  • Reaseheath College

All projects will be producing case studies detailing their project aims, outcomes, lessons learnt as well as offering resources that can be used by the sector, these will be availbale in March 2019. In the meantime please take a look at the phase 3 project summaries.


Phase 1 and 2 project case studies and resources are available now. Please click on each of the project lead titles below for more information. Please note the case studies and resources have been written by the projects. Resources should only be referred to in the context of the case studies.


A final report has been produced at the end of phase 1 and 2 projects in March 2018, which includes an introduction to the programme, summarative case studies and overall lessons learnt. This will be updated in March 2019 to include phase 3 activity and findings. Please download the latest copy below:


To find out about other OTLA activity - passed and present please visit our other OTLA activity page.