We have been rated GOOD by Ofsted!

25 January 2024

We are proud to announce that we have received an Ofsted rating of GOOD across all areas of Education and Training operations within the Charity! 

Ofsted officials visited with us in December 2023 to evaluate our various provisions, including our Education and Apprenticeship programmes and the qualifications delivered through YMCAfit. Considering the complexity of our provision, an Ofsted rating of Good is an excellent achievement! 

Some highlights from the report include: 

◾ Young learners, many of whom face significant challenges in their lives, feel extremely well supported by staff. 

◾ A high proportion of apprentices and learners move into employment or further education when they complete their studies. 

◾ Tutors use assessment effectively to help apprentices and learners thoroughly understand what they are taught. 

◾ Leaders and managers make sure that apprentices and learners with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) receive effective support. 

◾ Apprentices receive good support from their tutors, who are experts in their subjects. 

◾ Adult learners benefit from a well-planned curriculum. This enables them to practise and develop the practical skills they need to achieve and gain employment in their chosen sector. 

◾ Apprentices and learners of all ages enjoy their courses. 

◾ Apprentices and learners feel safe. They know who to speak to if they have a concern for their own or others’ welfare. They are confident that if they raise any concerns, staff would treat these seriously. 

We want to extend our appreciation to all the tutors and staff who work hard to deliver high-quality programmes for our learners and apprentices and who allow us to make such a positive impact on our communities. 

Click here to read the full report from Ofsted. 

If you are interested in learning more about the work we do and programmes we offer within Education and Training, you may read more about them here