21 September 2018
According to analysis published in FE Week today 21st September 2018 The National Logistics Academy was the only provider to be making 'significant progress' in all three Ofsted early monitoring visit themes.
Since February 2018 Ofsted has been conducting early monitoring visits to all new providers on the government's Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP). Some 1,200 providers are in scope for these visits and the government has given Ofsted an extra £5.4m to fund them.
To date Ofsted has conducted 59 visits and only 10 providers have been judged to be making 'significant progress' in at least one of their three inspection themes.
The National Logistics Academy received a visit in July and is so far the only provider to be making 'significant progress' in all three of Ofsted's themes.
The Education and Skills Funding Agency has ruled that any apprenticeship provider which Ofsted deems to have made insufficient progress in one or more themes under review would be stopped from taking on new apprentices. These restrictions will stay in place until the provider has received a full inspection and been awarded at least a grade three for its apprenticeship provision.
Of the 59 early monitoring visit reports published so far 12 of them – 20 per cent have been judged to be making insufficient progress in one or more themes and are now barred from taking on any new apprentices.
The full analysis published in FE Week is as follows: