Lookfantastic Training is very proud to announce the results of our latest Ofsted inspection. Following a successful week with Lead HMI Mark Shackleton and his team a grade 2 ‘good’ was awarded for all areas of provision including our successful hairdressing, customer service and engineering apprenticeship programmes.
The inspection team identified the progress made since the previous inspection including improvements made to the quality of teaching, learning and assessment, apprenticeship programmes that meet the demands of both learners and employers and the overall progress made by Sarah Parker and her team to improve management systems and improve the learner experience.
Following the published inspection results Marion Ward, CEO at Lookfantastic was keen to praise the tutors and the students “It is the professionalism and dedication shown by our team and the hard work and determination of our students that makes Lookfantastic Training one of the leading apprenticeship providers in our community”, Marion also recognised the support that apprentices receive from their wider support network “Students receive such great support and encouragement from their employers, colleagues, peers and families, achieving recognition as a successfully qualified and experienced apprentice really is a team effort”
Looking to the future our organisation will be looking to build on this successful inspection outcome and further increase capacity to manage apprenticeship programs successfully and increase capacity to help more young people achieve their goals. To this end we look forward to welcoming Tracy Robertson to the team in the New Year in the new role of Business Development Director. We are also delighted to welcome three new partners to the fold; The Development Fund, Gingernut Media and RM Training all join our stable of partners who will focus on increasing provision of high quality apprenticeships to new employers, we look forward to working with them all.
Finally we must thank our long term delivery partner, SIGTA. John Norton and his team of engineering tutors were a tremendous support during the inspection; the final report recognises the quality of these apprenticeship programmes and praises the extensive on the job training opportunities provided by a well-established professional training team.