• Ofsted slams large employer provider with no apprenticeship passes - again

    A large employer provider in the security sector that was suspended from recruiting apprentices last year has been rated ‘inadequate’ after Ofsted found none of its apprentices achieved their qualification. Securitas UK said today it will challenge the education watchdog after it criticised leaders and managers for being “too slow” to improve the weaknesses identified

    13.22 May. 20th, 2019 | News

  • Ofsted finds ‘prohibited’ subcontracting - again

    A loans-only provider has been rated ‘inadequate’ after Ofsted found it was using banned subcontracting. The watchdog gave Be A Better You Training Limited a grade four rating as its freelance teachers were found to teach much of the provision, who then “delegate this work to others”. Ofsted said managers failed to recognise these arrangements

    17.27 Apr. 25th, 2019 | News

  • Seventh time unlucky: Training provider rated ‘inadequate’ after six consecutive grade threes

    A private provider has been hit with the lowest possible Ofsted rating after receiving six consecutive ‘requires improvement’ ratings since opening its doors. Nottinghamshire Training Network was rated ‘inadequate’ today after the education watchdog found the “principles” of apprenticeship provision were not being met, such as apprentices not receiving their entitlement to “well-planned” off-the-job training.

    15.50 Apr. 25th, 2019 | News