Metrics

As part of the Department for Education accreditation every NPQ Provider must report the data below to DfE/its QA agent to assess the provider’s performance against the metric.

Below is a breakdown of SSAT’s reported performance against each of the metrics from the NPQML quality framework. The quality framework is publicly available here. Providers must publish the data identified as part of ‘Requirement E – Transparency.’

SSAT’s Metric information as at November 2021.

Metric 1: Providers recruit at least 100% of their target number for each year and for each NPQ level offered.

YearTargetActual% Target
2017/18150223149%
2018/19200378189%
2019/20200263132%
2020/2118015284%

Metric 2: Providers ensure that their allocated target of all those recruited are from schools where 30% or more pupils are known to be eligible for Free School Meals, for each NPQ level offered.

YearTargetActual% Target
2017/18-33%-%
2018/1911%27%245%
2019/2013%26%199%
2020/2113%25%194%

Metric 3: Providers ensure that their allocated target of all those recruited are from a non-white British background, for each NPQ level offered

YearTargetActual% Target
2017/185%10%206%
2018/199%13%150%
2019/2014%25%177%
2020/2113%23%173%

Metric 4: Providers ensure that at least 90% of participants present for final assessment within 18 months of formally commencing the Programme

YearPresented within 18 months% Total
2017/1817395%
2018/1927397%
2019/20117100%
2021/215100%

Metric 5: Providers ensure a 95% accuracy level for all their final assessments

YearQAA Moderation% Accuracy
2017/188%100%
2018/1910%100%
2019/2012%100%
2020/2140%100%

Metric 6: Providers ensure that the aggregated mean rating across all participant feedback received is at least 6 out of 10

YearFeedback Rating (Avg)
2017/18n/a
2018/197.6
2019/208
2020/217.7

Metric 7: Providers ensure that there is no significant difference in retention and achievement rates between different groups, for example, groups with protected characteristics or leaders from schools with different levels of performance

Retention

YearStartedWithdrawnRetention %
2017/182233087%
2018/193786583%
2019/202674185%
2020/211651591%

Deferrals

YearStartedDeferredDeferred %
2017/1822394.04%
2018/19378195.03%
2019/20267103.75%
2020/2116500%

Achievement

YearSubmittedPassedAchieved %
2017/1817315288%
2018/1927325292%
2019/201179196%
2020/215250%

For the 2019/20 year, of the 117 participants that have submitted 26 are awaiting the outcome. The % achieved of those that have received their outcomes is 96%.

For the 2020/21 year, of the 5 participants that have submitted 3 are awaiting the outcome. The % achieved of those that have received their outcomes is 50%.