Successful Ofsted Visit
Resource Group’s Aviation Technical Training business hosted their first Ofsted visit as an independent provider on the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers. This was a 2-day Progress Monitoring check rather than the full 4 day event (from October 2018, Ofsted undertook to carry out monitoring visits to all newly directly funded providers of apprenticeship training provision).
The visit was highly successful and added to the positive outcome with the previous ESFA visit in 2018.
The Aviation Technical Training team all pulled together to ensure the inspectors got to see and interview sufficient apprentices, employers and members of staff.
Some key quotes from the HMI’s report:
“Directors have a very clear and long-term strategy to provide high-quality engineering apprenticeships to the aviation sector. They work very closely with a small number of blue-chip aviation companies to provide skilled and knowledgeable engineering apprentices which employers value very highly, even at an early stage in their apprenticeships.”
“Apprentices are also provided with valuable additional training – such as first aid at work – and opportunities to improve their confidence to meet the demands of their end-point assessment.”
“Employers are very well informed by the provider’s staff – thanks to excellent and regular communication – on the progress of their apprentices, welfare concerns or changes to the programme.”
“The expertise of LRTT’s staff greatly enhances apprentices’ experiences and skills and, consequently, benefits employers considerably.”
“Apprentices arrive at employers’ workshops with considerable new knowledge and skills because of the high-quality training LRTT provide.”
“Apprentices make very good progress in all aspects of their apprenticeship. They develop a good range of hand skills, can work accurately to within industry-standard tolerances and rapidly improve their understanding and use of relevant technical vocabulary.
Overall, for our first interaction with Ofsted, we could not of hoped for a more positive outcome. This could only have been achieved due to the hard work and dedication commited by all members of the Aviation Technical Training division. Click here to view the full LRTT Limited Monitoring Visit Report.