WORCESTERSHIRE County Council’s Learning Services are thrilled to announce their receipt of a ‘Good’ Ofsted rating following their latest inspection.
OFSTED, the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills carried out an inspection of the council’s learning services and apprenticeship provision, grading them ‘Good’ across all areas.
The inspection commended Learning Services Worcestershire for their broad education programmes which empower learners to enhance their confidence, well-being and to re-engage in work and with their local communities.
The county council apprenticeships provision was also praised for its dedication to nurturing talent.
The council’s apprenticeship team deliver apprenticeships from level 2 to level 5, creating entry routes into the organisation, particularly for young people and professional development opportunities for existing employees.
Judy Gibbs, head of service for skills at Worcestershire County Council, said: “We’re over the moon to have received such a great result from our recent OFSTED inspection.
“Working in partnership with fantastic providers our teams are making a positive impact on people’s lives, offering them learning and skills support at all levels.
“At the heart of our services is a passion to support people from all walks of life in Worcestershire, giving them a safe space to gain new skills and provide exceptional opportunities for learners and apprentices across the county.”
Councillor Marc Bayliss, Worcestershire County Council’s cabinet member for economy, infrastructure and skills, added: “Reading the OFSTED inspection report and hearing all the fantastic outcomes makes me very proud.
“The inspection highlighted the enthusiasm of our staff to motivate learners and apprentices to achieve their best.
“Good is great, and it reinforces our commitment to providing high-quality education and training opportunities for Worcestershire.”