• Ofsted finds no off-the-job training at care sector apprenticeship provider

    A care sector apprenticeship provider has been heavily criticised by Ofsted for failing to give its apprentices any off-the-job training. Premier Nursing Agency Limited was found to be making ‘insufficient progress’ in two out of three themes under review in an early monitoring report published today. The damning report comes just two and a half

    16.57 Dec. 3rd, 2018 | News

  • Ofsted DOES soften 3 year full inspection rule - after sector backlash

    Poorly performing new apprenticeship providers will now only be left in no new business limbo for up to a year – not three, as Ofsted had previously said. The U-turn was confirmed today by Paul Joyce (pictured above), the education watchdog’s deputy director for FE and skills. “Where providers are judged to be making insufficient

    14.02 Sep. 18th, 2018 | News

  • Revealed: The 6 apprenticeship providers banned from taking new recruits

    Six new apprenticeship providers have been barred from taking on new apprentices after early monitoring visits found them to be making ‘insufficient progress’, the Education and Skills Agency has confirmed. The penalties are revealed in the latest update to the register of apprenticeship training providers, dated September 10, which now includes a column titled ‘provider not

    16.56 Sep. 17th, 2018 | News