Following a visit from Ofsted Inspectors on 2nd – 5th October 2018, Enable (The Voluntary and Community Sector Learning and Skills Consortium) has been rated: good.

In the report’s summary of key findings for learners it stated Enable is ‘good’ because:

  • Senior leaders and managers, including trustees, have a very good understanding of the consortium’s strengths and weaknesses. They use this effectively to continuously review and improve the quality of provision.
  • Leaders manage the performance of subcontractors well. They communicate and monitor subcontractors’ performance targets effectively and provide valued support.
  • Leaders and managers, supported by trustees, have developed productive links with local stakeholders to devise a curriculum that meets regional priorities in the East Midlands.
  • Tutors and assessors effectively use their considerable industry experience to ensure that learners and apprentices improve their knowledge and skills and make progress in their chosen careers.
  • Tutors and assessors have high expectations of learners and apprentices and deliver high quality teaching, training and learning in the classroom and the workplace and through distance learning methods.
  • The progress of current learners and apprentices is good, with almost all on target to complete within the planned period.
  • Learners and apprentices develop good personal, social and vocational skills and have a good understanding of their career options and what they need to do to achieve them.

The report is available from the Ofsted website.