The published report flows through the aspects of inspection with high levels of positivity, demonstrating strengths and connectivity across the business and the different sectors we operate in. Here are just a few of our favourite comments from the report:

– Tutors make sure apprentices and learners develop substantial new knowledge by challenging them to go beyond the minimum requirements of the course.

– Tutors have high expectations of learners and apprentices. They plan and teach their subjects consistently well.

– Leaders and managers have created a programme of courses that meets the needs of adult learners and apprentices very well.

– They work effectively with local partners and employers to design courses that support the needs of the community where learners and apprentices live.

– Leaders care about and vale their staff.

We’re delighted that Inspectors were able to identify so many strengths and seeing the narrative about how our team feel about working at LPU has had an additional positive impact on the Executive team and Senior Leadership team. We appreciate what you do and are delighted to hear that you appreciate the measures we’ve implemented, feel positive about your jobs and enjoy working at the LPU.

Another area that we are exceptionally proud of is our wrap-around learner support services. We’ve worked hard to provide a range of options to meet the diverse needs of individuals. We identified some links between safeguarding, learning support and those with ESOL barriers, which has enabled us to respond at pace. Ofsted said:

Staff support learners and apprentices well, including those who need extra help to achieve. Learners and apprentices have frequent opportunities to discuss with their tutors any concerns that may impact on their ability to achieve their qualification. This includes providing additional learning support, referring individuals for external specialist support, or providing helpful strategies to in the workplace use for those who may experience anxiety.

We want to thank all those involved in the support services including our amazing ESOL, Safeguarding and Learning Support teams, our Mental Health First Aiders and our sister company Healthfind. Additionally the Learner Engagement team and our Tutors deserve a mention, because they are on the front line and are very often the people making the referrals. 

“I’m so proud of our team at Learn Plus Us for achieving not only a straight set of Good grade 2 outcomes, but also for their commitment to high quality across the all areas of the business. We work hard to provide learners and apprentices with an excellent experience from application right through the journey to certification and I’m delighted to see this woven into the narrative of our Ofsted report, and thank you all for making this the reality. “

Debbie Gardiner MBE, Learn Plus Us Managing Director
“I am incredibly pleased with the outcome of the recent Ofsted inspection and Learn Plus Us achieving a GOOD’ grade. This outcome reflects the passion and commitment our teams have in delivering high quality teaching and learning, and ensuing all those we support are able to achieve their full potential.

As part of the AKG business, Learn Plus Us shares the Groups’ collective focus on providing transformative services to the communities we serve, so combined with our decades of experience, I am excited to see how this latest acknowledgement may enable us to have even greater impact in the future.”

Ayden Sims, AKG Regional Managing Director (UK and Italy)

LPU would like to thank all the apprentices, learners and employers who were involved with our Ofsted inspection. We know that this is added pressure for you all, and in some cases takes additional time out of an already busy schedule; we are very grateful for your support during the inspection, it really did make a difference.

While we celebrate this remarkable achievement, we acknowledge that our journey towards apprenticeship excellence is ongoing. We remain steadfast in our commitment to continuous improvement, innovation, and meeting the evolving needs of apprentices and employers alike. With the unwavering support of our team, apprentices, and partners, we are confident that Learn Plus Us will continue to be a leading provider of quality apprenticeship training in the years to come.