We are 'Outstanding'…according to Ofsted

Bekki Phillips and Gareth Jones – joint Managing Directors

We are delighted to announce that we have been given a resounding seal of approval by Ofsted following our latest inspection.

The company, which operates academies in Aldridge and Shrewsbury, has been rated ‘Outstanding’ across all areas of the business, one of just three organisations in the Black Country to achieve this and putting us in the top 12% of providers across the UK.

The Grade One verdict recognises that apprentices achieve ‘outstanding’ qualifications that help prepare them for promotion and their future career, that learners achieve high levels of Maths, English and IT and most budding engineers secure high grades in their technical training.

Inspectors were also impressed with the rigorous governance arrangements in place and the quality and experience of the trainers, who support learners in their rapid progression.

“To secure ‘Outstanding’ rating from Ofsted is a fantastic achievement for everyone connected with the business…our management team, our trainers, our partners and, importantly, the 400+ apprentices and learners we support every year,” explained Gareth Jones, joint Managing Director of In-Comm Training.

“Over the last three years, we have worked tirelessly to raise the profile of vocational learning, in order to meet the acknowledged skills gap and have put in place a number of ambitious plans to make sure we are seen as an ‘outstanding provider’.

He went on to add: “This includes employing the best staff and investing more than £1m in the latest workshop equipment, including new CNC capabilities, millers, lathes, welding bays, a fluid power section and CAD suite. Ofsted’s ‘Outstanding’ rating reinforces that what we are doing is working.”

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