Excellent employment rate for Derby’s adult learners

The quality of Derby’s Adult Learning Service has been praised following a recent Ofsted visit.

After a visit in January, Ofsted rated learners’ achievement of qualification as good overall but excellent in certain areas.

Their report found students working with Derby’s Adult Learning Service have an excellent chance of finding full-time work. Adding that most learners significantly improved their chances of securing jobs as a result of the service.

Councillor Sarah Russell, Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, said:

“This is a richly merited outcome and it is very pleasing to read about the areas which inspectors have drawn out for particular praise.

“Almost a quarter of adults in Derby have no qualifications, but this service undertakes vital work to help those people towards employment and bettering their own situations.

“To have maintained its high standards at a time when the Council is facing increasing pressures because of Government cuts makes this achievement even more commendable.”

Read more on the Derby Telegraph’s website.


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