Apprenticeship provision at Runshaw Business Centre has been held up as an example of best practice by national governing body Ofsted.
The training provider, which Ofsted has graded as ‘outstanding for the last two inspections has achieved a success rate of 15 points above the national average for the past two years and is well on the way for a third successive year, as current rates are at 85 per cent.
Adrian Roscoe, business centre manager at Runshaw College said: “We are very proud not only to have received ‘outstanding’ status from Ofsted but to be viewed as an example of good practice for Apprenticeships is an honour and testament to all the hard work put in by the whole team.”
Within the report, Ofsted highlighted aspects which have led to Runshaw success. These included its highly-trained staff, comprehensive assessment process, excellent support network and efficient communications, including regular senior management reports.
Adrian continued: “Runshaw’s philosophy is that apprentices should not only succeed but also enjoy their learning. Sessions are well planned and learners value the high-quality and aspirational learning experience as we also take time to celebrate their success.”
The Sue Ryder Foundation has employed a number of apprentices through Runshaw and use apprenticeships as a way to develop its workforce.
Jayne McMrurren from Sue Ryder at Cuerden Hall, said: “The report from Ofsted has confirmed what we already know about the quality of Runshaw Business centre. We have a great relationship with our apprentices and staff and by hiring apprentices we are able to recruit local young people and grow our own employees.”