Ofsted rate North Bristol NHS Trust apprenticeships as Good and Outstanding

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

North Bristol NHS Trust has been rated as ‘Good’ for their apprenticeships at Frenchay and Southmead Hospitals and in community health services.

It is the first Ofsted inspection for the Trust’s vocational education team who also achieved an ‘Outstanding’ grade for the quality of outcomes for learners.

Almost all apprentices at North Bristol NHS Trust go on to higher-level qualifications or a job.

This year there have been 698 full-time apprentices at the Trust in clinical and non-clinical roles like nursing or accountancy.

North Bristol NHS Trust is part of the South West Association of Training Providers.

The Ofsted report said: “Learners develop very good personal, social and employability skills. All learners progress to further or higher qualifications or gain promotion at work. “Teaching and learning are good. Lessons are well planned, and link well to the world of work. Teachers and assessors, who are well qualified and experienced, motivate and enthuse learners so that they achieve their qualifications on time.

“Directors and managers have set an ambitious vision for the development of the organisation which they manage very effectively.”

Marie-Noelle, Chief Executive, North Bristol NHS Trust, said: “This is the vocational educational team’s first Ofsted inspection which followed the same process as for schools and colleges.

“I am particularly pleased that outcomes for learners were rated as outstanding and this report is further testament to the significant contribution the vocational educational team makes to the organisation and the NHS.

“Providing opportunities for young people and to develop the skills of our workforce is integral to the NHS and the local economy, and also secures a bright future with caring professionals for our organisation.” 

Read the Ofsted report here