Learning service is praised by Ofsted

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Northumberland County Council’s adult learning service, which includes an apprenticeship programme, has been awarded decent grades from Ofsted.

The inspectors rated the service as good with some outstanding features.

Praise included: ‘Managers and staff at all levels of the service demonstrate a very high level of commitment to providing high-quality adult education that meets the learning needs of the people of Northumberland’.

Coun Robert Arckless said: “The success rates for apprenticeships are outstanding.

“The council is among the top providers in the country for apprenticeship success rates with 88 per cent of learners completing and achieving on time.”

The report also praised the service’s promotion of equality and diversity.

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