At Learning Curve Group, we know we are good, but it is great to have this confirmed as we maintain our ‘Good’ Ofsted grading following a short inspection.
The inspection, which took place on the 12th and 13th of July, saw two of Her Majesty’s Inspectors and three Ofsted Inspectors observe teaching, learning and assessment sessions, view key documents and speak with our learners, apprentices and employers.
Our last inspection was in March 2014, and it’s great to see that Ofsted Inspectors still believe that the company has “a clear and ambitious strategy to provide education and training to meet the needs of a wide range of learners and apprentices.”
We provide training programmes, such as flexible learning, apprenticeships and mathematics and English qualifications, to help those looking to develop their workplace skills and for employers seeking to fill skills gaps. We were praised for the positive relationships that our managers sustain with employers, meaning they return for additional training and work with us to provide innovative solutions.
This fantastic result has closely followed our success with Investors in People Gold Standard and it’s great to see how much we have grown since being founded in 2004. Throughout our eight offices nationwide, we now have a 270-strong workforce and have several vacancies available nationally in roles working closely with blue chip companies.
Operating nationally, we have two North East Skill Centres offering construction courses and three military preparation centres in Yorkshire. These were commended by Ofsted as learners often start with few qualifications but make good progress, with 50% of learners successfully completing their course and progressing into army careers in 15/16.
Chief Executive of LCG Brenda McLeish said: “It is extremely satisfying that even with our diverse range of offerings, all areas of the business have been highly praised by Ofsted. I am very proud of the dedication our staff put into delivering high quality training and transforming the lives of our learners, and that has been recognised with our ‘Good’ award.”
Similar to our last inspection, the report praises us for our flexible learning programme. It highlighted that “the programme continues to enable learners to follow training programmes that meet their needs”, it has a good induction process providing useful information, and “learners use good quality resources to improve their subject knowledge and skills”, which helped over 23,000 learners achieve last year.
Her Majesty’s Inspector Rachel Angus said: “Tutors effectively develop learners’ personal and job-related skills, such as confidence, communication, independent research, and the ability to identify and self-correct errors within their work.”
We are extremely proud of everyone here at LCG and are striving to continue developing our teaching and learning. To join an Ofsted graded ‘Good’ company, view our latest vacancies here: http://www.learningcurvegroup.co.uk/work-for-us