Achieving ‘Good’ in Our First Ofsted Report: Success Insights

In the Ofsted report, City & Guilds Electrical (formerly Trade Skills 4U) received a ‘Good’ rating across various crucial aspects, garnering praise in the following areas:

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“Outstanding”: Quality of education

The Ofsted report praised our quality of education grading it as “Outstanding” citing that our educational leaders “carefully plan the curriculum to ensure that apprentices develop knowledge and skills in a logical order”. Our educational leaders plan the curriculum to ensure that apprentices learn about new and emerging technologies, such as installing electric vehicle charging points and solar panels working closely with employers to meet the demand for skilled electricians.

“Good”: Ofsted’s Praises for our Behaviours and Attitude

Developing new concepts and challenges in a skillful manner is necessary in order to improve apprentices’ ability to comprehend and apply new knowledge comprehensively, as well as to prepare them for the challenges to come. Our teaching staff was praised by Ofsted for providing clear, concise explanations and examples and for checking carefully with students to make sure they understand what they have been taught. Tutors were commended for their commitment to helping apprentices, including those with additional learning needs, acquire substantial new skills and knowledge.

“Good” Leadership and Management: The Ofsted Perspective

Leadership plays a significant role in promoting a supportive work and learning environment. In addition to keeping an eye on staff’s workloads and well-being, they make regular checks on their health. Ofsted made a direct reference that management “has a good understanding of the provision’s strengths and weaknesses” and can take appropriate action to constantly improve and stay ahead of the curve.

“Good” Personal Development: Leadership’s commitment

City & Guilds Electrical has been running an apprenticeship provision for 2 years and the Ofsted report recognises that it is too early to see any meaningful impact on apprentices’ personal development. The report does highlight that leadership is aware of the challenges relating to the promotion of “activities which promote commitment beyond the basics” and Ofsted is pleased to see there are plans in place to address this.

Celebrating Our “Good” Apprenticeship Provision

“Apprentices have high aspirations for their careers as electricians” helped by our “Outstanding” quality of education and support from industry-qualified training staff.  Our apprentices’ “attendance is good, and most achieve high grades.”

Want to know more about our Apprenticeship Provision?

Visit our Installation Electrician and Maintenance Electrician (Level 3) Apprenticeship page where you will be able to watch our handy explainer video, and find answers to frequently asked questions. Start your Electrical Apprenticeship Application today and complete the online form, or call our team on 0800 8564448.