Training 2000 which currently has over 1000 plus students enrolled on Apprenticeship and Traineeship programmes was praised for creating an “inclusive environment within the training centre” for all learners.

The training provider was commended for developing “an ambitious curriculum which meets the needs of apprentices and employers” and ensuring “their apprenticeship provision closely aligns to industry need.” Other highlights included “carefully crafted aspirational career plans for traineeship learners” and “higher-level career maps in partnership with The University of Central Lancashire to provide pathways from traineeship to postgraduate level” in a range of professions.

The report said: “Teachers and trainers continually test apprentices’ and learners’ knowledge and understanding. They challenge apprentices and learners to recall key facts. Teachers and trainers ask probing questions which enable apprentices and learners to demonstrate their increasing knowledge and skills. For example, learners on the engineering traineeship benefit from continual reinforcement in the safe use of machinery. This ensures that safe practices are embedded and become common practice in preparation for learners’ progression to apprenticeships and future employment.”

“Teachers and trainers effectively weave technical terminology  into their teaching.”

“Most apprentices are well prepared for their final assessments. Teachers and trainers ensure that knowledge gained throughout the programme builds incrementally with continual assessment.”

“Apprentices benefit from participation in a range of competitions and activities to demonstrate their passion and proficiency in their sector. They take part and win medals at WorldSkills UK competitions. A few have been selected to represent the UK at the ‘Skills Olympics’.

Chris Stott, Chief Executive Officer, said: “Since taking up the position of Chief Executive at Training 2000 in June last year I have been focusing with my team on driving the business into a new era of customer led, customer focused high quality apprenticeships and training delivery. After a period of significant change within our institution we are delighted to say that the positive impact of this change has been officially recognised by Ofsted.”

“I am incredibly proud of each and every member of the Training 2000 team, our magnificent learners and our amazing employers. Achieving an Ofsted GOOD grade requires that all these parties contribute.”

“Having spent 17 years in the Further and Higher Education sector I can say with confidence that Training 2000 is indeed an amazing place with amazing people.”