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Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills. They inspect and regulate services which care for children and young people, and those providing education and skills for learners of all ages. The results of every inspection are published on Ofsted's website http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/.

Wolverhampton Adult Education Service was last inspected by Ofsted in December 2014. We were judged to be “Outstanding” overall and in all aspects. We are one of only three Adult Education Providers in the country to have achieved this top rating. The outcomes of the inspection were as follows:


Overall effectiveness of provision

Outcomes for learners

Quality of teaching, learning and assessment

Effectiveness of leadership and management


1 - Outstanding

1 - Outstanding

1 - Outstanding

1 - Outstanding

In their report, Ofsted praised us for:

  • High levels of achievement for both qualifications and personal learning goals
  • High rates of progression to further learning and into employment
  • Developing learners’ personal and employability skills
  • Consistently good teaching, exceptional learning support
  • Strong Leadership and Management and having a clear, shared, vision of needs of Wolverhampton’s communities
  • The relevance of our curriculum offer - Ofsted found it well-aligned to the City’s priorities for improving  employment prospects and regeneration
  • Strong management of staff performance
  • Effective partnership working
  • Inclusive provision that meets needs of all groups, including those with learning and other disabilities
  • High expectations of learners who demonstrate high standards of work

The results of every inspection are published on Ofsted's website http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/. To view our 2014 inspection report in full, please click here.
Ofsted Outstanding Further education provider

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