Outstanding training recognition
Ofsted said that with In-Comm apprentices achieve ‘outstanding’ qualifications that help prepare them for promotion
A specialist manufacturing training provider has been given a resounding seal of approval by Ofsted following its latest inspection.
In-Comm Training, which operates academies in Aldridge and Shrewsbury, has been rated ‘Outstanding’ across all areas of the business, putting it in the top 12% of providers across the UK.
Gareth Jones, joint managing director, In-Comm Training, said: “Over the last three years, we have worked tirelessly to raise the profile of vocational learning, in order to meet the acknowledged skills gap and have put in place a number of ambitious plans to make sure we are seen as an ‘outstanding provider’.”
“This includes employing the best staff and investing more than £1m in the latest workshop equipment, including new CNC capabilities, millers, lathes, welding bays, a fluid power section and CAD suite. Ofsted’s ‘Outstanding’ rating reinforces that what we are doing is working.”
The Ofsted verdict recognises that apprentices achieve ‘outstanding’ qualifications that help prepare them for promotion and their future career, that learners achieve high levels of Maths, English and IT and most budding engineers secure high grades in their technical training.
Inspectors were also impressed with the rigorous governance arrangements in place and the quality and experience of the trainers, who support learners in their rapid progression.
In-Comm, which received a ‘Good’ inspection in 2015, has also been praised for the work it is doing with industry to help it bridge the skills gap and to ensure companies are achieving their strategic aims by having access to skilled people.