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Leicestershire Adult Learning Service had a  full Ofsted inspection in May 2015 with a short inspection in March 2018 where we were rated “Good” on both occasions.

Overall effectiveness – Good 

This inspection: Good-2
Previous inspection: Good-2
Outcomes for learners Good-2
Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good-2
Effectiveness of leadership and management Good-2

  • Learners develop good personal, social and work-related skills that improve their confidence and prospects for further learning and employment enabling them to lead more fulfilling lives
  • Most learners achieve well, and some exceptionally well
  • Non-accredited programmes such as ‘Learning for Wellbeing’ and ‘Family Learning’ make a significant impact on the lives of people of the local communities that need most help and support
  • Staff provide excellent information, advice and guidance enabling learners to enrol on the right programmes, receive high-quality support and become aware of careers they could enter
  • Managers and staff, in strong partnerships with other agencies, conduct a thorough analysis of the learning needs of the local residents and provide a very broad range of programmes in their neighbourhoods to meet the needs of targeted groups
  • Learners and tutors make good use of a range of learning resources, including e-learning, to promote independent learning and improve learners’ personal and employability skills
  • Aspirational leaders and managers have consolidated the good provision across all curriculum areas and have improved the quality of work-based learning and outcomes for apprentices


Full Ofsted report