BGU’s apprenticeship provision has been awarded ‘Good’ Ofsted rating after a recent inspection.

Following a full Ofsted inspection in November 2023, BGU are delighted to announce the apprenticeship provision achieved the overall grade ‘Good.’ The report highlighted the positive relationships tutors and Apprenticeship Support Officers have with apprentices, with learners able to gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence they need to succeed in their job roles and progress in the workplace.

The University introduced apprenticeships in 2020 with three different standards being offered in the Business and Administration subject route. The portfolio is set to expand with new qualifications for 2024/25.

The Ofsted report notes that the University has developed strong, strategic partnerships with a range of regional employers, and they understand their needs and priorities effectively. Tutors plan the curriculum well and think carefully about the content of the curriculum and how this builds apprentices’ knowledge and competence.

Jane Fletcher, Apprenticeships and Partnerships Manager at BGU said: “We are delighted with the result. I am especially pleased that our approach to apprenticeships was viewed so positively by Inspectors, and they recognised the inclusive culture and support offered to apprentices, which treats them as individuals, helping them to make good progress. The inspection itself was an incredibly positive experience for all the colleagues involved and we will now be able to build upon this solid foundation for the future of our apprentices and their employers.”

Professor Karen Stanton, Interim Vice-Chancellor commented: “I am delighted with this outcome, which is testament to the hard work and dedication of our team to deliver the highest standards for our apprenticeship learners. The result demonstrates our commitment to developing the skills and talent required by employers in the region and establishes Bishop Grosseteste University’s position as a leading provider of apprenticeship education and training.”

BGU offers degree apprenticeships in Chartered Management, Senior Leadership, and for those aspiring to be Career Development Professionals or an Archaeological Specialist. For more information about apprenticeships at BGU, visit Apprenticeships | Bishop Grosseteste University. The full Ofsted report can be read here: Grosseteste University - Open - Find an Inspection Report - Ofsted.

22nd January 2024