High praise for trainers

Steve Gray, chief executive of Training 2000
Steve Gray, chief executive of Training 2000

A company which provides training for apprentices in Blackpool is celebrating after receiving a glowing report from Ofsted inspectors.

The report, which was published today, highlighted that Training 2000, of Bristol Avenue, received outstanding grades for the quality of teaching, learning and assessment in three out of six judged subject areas – engineering, nursing and dental health and manufacturing technologies and achieved a “good” grade for all other areas.

We are pleased that the report mentioned our good personal support for learners, the excellent standard of learners work and our high apprenticeship success 
rates

Steve Gray

Leadership and management and safeguarding arrangements were also judged to be outstanding.

Inspectors spent five days at the organisation last month and made their judgment after studying learner’s achievements over the last three years as well as using other methods to gather the views of learners and employers including interviews, lesson observations and online questionnaires.

The Ofsted lead Inspector described staff as “highly experienced and knowledgeable” with courses that are well designed to meet local and national skills shortages.

Steve Gray, who has been CEO at Training 2000 since 2005, said: “We are delighted with Ofsted’s findings. It’s been a real team effort and gives us a foundation to build upon in our relentless pursuit of excellence.

“We are pleased that the report mentioned our good personal support for learners, the excellent standard of learners work and our high apprenticeship success rates.

“Ofsted also acknowledged the work we do to instill good working practices which help young people to get onto the employment ladder and that progression from our work preparation programmes is good.”