Embedding British Values into the Curriculum
Ofsted’s new Education Inspection Framework looks at how centres incorporate aspects of personal development, behaviour, welfare and safeguarding into learners’ study programmes. A requirement for this is that centres must now be able to provide evidence that learners are building the knowledge and skills in order to protect themselves from risks. A key subject area included in these new rules and high on Ofsted’s agenda is British Values. In this article we will look at how British Values can be embedded into the curriculum and alternative ways of engaging learners with the 4 pillars of British Values.
One way to embed British Values into a learner’s curriculum is through online learning. The flexibility of online learning means that learning British Values in this way can be fit into a study programme at a time that meets the individual’s learning needs, as well as filling any study gaps to ensure full time funding hours are met. The Ascentis online Entry 3 British Values qualification is interactive, assessed by a multiple choice e-assessment and learners can work through the course at their own pace. The Level 1 British Values qualification is accompanied by free interactive online resources and assessed through a learner assessment booklet, which also can be used as a portfolio of evidence to satisfy Ofsted’s requirements. Both the above qualifications are fully funded.