Brighton & Hove City Council’s adult and community learning service has retained its ‘good’ Ofsted rating.
The service provides training for residents of all backgrounds. But it has a particular focus on supporting people who are on low incomes, unemployed or have mental health issues.
The Ofsted inspectors praised the ‘ambitious’ curriculum and the ‘highly inclusive’ learning environment. They said that:
- tutors are confident and well equipped to meet the needs of all learners in their sessions
- learners are enthusiastic and motivated by what they learn
- tutors help learners with social and mental health problems to make progress and increase their chances of employment
- the adult and community learning service maintains effective oversight of the quality and performance of the courses.
The courses are delivered in a variety of venues across the city by four local partners. They are the Friends Centre, Tempus Training, the Hangleton & Knoll Project and the Whitehawk Inn.
The inspectors praised the adult and community learning service’s oversight of the quality and performance of the courses.
Councillor John Allcock, chair of the council’s children, young people and skills committee, said: "Promoting lifelong learning is a priority for us.
“So I’m very proud of the work our adult and community learning service does overseeing invaluable training and support for hundreds of residents every year.”