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Wandsworth Council’s Life Long Learning Gets Recognition from Ofsted


wandsworth council smallThe service provides adult learning programmes and apprenticeships to approximately 8,000 local people each year. Inspectors have now awarded “good” ratings to the quality of education offered, the leadership and management of the service, the standard of apprenticeship courses and also for the outcomes for learners and for their personal development.

They found there had been “substantial improvements in key areas since the previous inspection”, that more apprentices were now completing their courses and successfully gaining qualifications and that “learners receive good information, advice and guidance which support them well to achieve their personal goals and career aspirations”.

Jenny Holloway CEO of Fashion Enter & FashionCapital comments:

“Many congratulations to the team at Wandsworth Council for achieving a grade “Good” from Ofsted for the Life Long Training (WCLLL) provision. Working with WCLLL has been a really positive and uplifting journey.  We have worked so closely with the Life Long Learning team and the development of our in-house training provision has been excellent.  It’s not always easy to realise that the job you were undertaking in training was not the best it could be but working with the team at WCLLL has made the entire team increase standards in our training provision in terms of delivery, quality assurance and progression for the apprenticeships.”

“Our grateful sincere thanks to Santino and Andres for all their hard work and we look forward to an exciting time ahead with new training programmes such as the new Sew We Learn which starts on the 3rd May.”

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Some of the conclusions featured in the Wandsworth Ofsted Report:

Quality of teaching, learning and assessment is good:

Apprenticeships are good:

Director of children’s services Dawn Warwick said: “This is a good service for adults who want to learn new job skills or gain new qualifications to boost their careers or for those who are simply interested in broadening their horizons by learning for the simple pleasure of it. I am delighted that Ofsted have recognised its qualities.”

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