Adult learners in Coventry can be sure of a good experience after inspectors gave the Council’s Adult Education Service the seal of approval.
After a short inspection earlier this year Ofsted has confirmed the service has maintained the ‘Good’ rating it achieved in 2013.
They praised a number of areas including the establishment of a successful apprenticeship programme.
They also highlighted ‘highly effective’ study programmes for care leavers, NEETs (young people not in education, employment or training) and looked after children making a ‘significant difference’ to their future prospects.
Other areas praised include:
Head of Adult Education, Heather Blevins, said: “The Service’s good grade is down to the very hard work of all staff to give local residents a positive learning experience and their passion for helping people to succeed.”
The inspection team visited 37 classes, spoke to learners and apprentices as well as Adult Education staff.
Director of Education, Libraries and Adult Learning, Kirston Nelson, said: “I want to congratulate everyone involved with the Adult Education Service for helping to make it such a successful and popular service across the city.
"The feedback we have from learners – from those pursuing a new hobby to those achieving vital qualifications – tells us how important a service it is.”
The Adult Education Service runs over 1,000 courses across 23 venues.
Feedback from learners: included:
The full inspection report can be found on the Ofsted website.