But in four of the seven specialist areas of teaching, success rates by students were only fair and in a few units and programmes were unsatisfactory. Students leaving early to take up a job contributed to non-completion of courses but did not wholly account for low success rates.
Self-evaluation had proved helpful but needed more staff development. Many reports prepared for the inspection had not been sufficiently self-critical. Performance indicators were analysed but senior managers did not ensure that action was taken.