15th Dec, 2019

Further education and skills programme at County Council rated 'Good' by Ofsted

Ross Crawford 16th Mar, 2019

THE further education and skills programme at Worcestershire County Council has been rated Good by Ofsted following a formal inspection.

Inspectors said ‘most learners and apprentices improve their skills and knowledge required for work’.

The Council’s further education and skills programme covers Adult Learning, Apprenticeship schemes and 16-18 Learning.

Inspectors from Ofsted visited the service between February 12-15.

The County Council’s 16 to 19 study programmes have been developed in accordance with the council strategy to support young people who are not in education, employment or training (NEET).

The service began to deliver to a very small number of apprentices in February 2018.

All apprentices are on standards-based apprenticeships.

The Adult and Community Learning Service targets adults aged 19 or over with skills below level 2 who are unemployed, or who are socially or economically disadvantaged.

The service works in relevant partnerships to offer learners programmes to support them to develop skills for the workplace.

The service currently offers courses across 66 different locations, including Redditch.

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