POSTED IN Education ON 12 November, 2018
12 Nov ‘Apprentices Develop Outstanding Work Skills’ at Francesco Group
APPRENTICES DEVELOP OUTSTANDING WORK SKILLS
Francesco Group is celebrating after great feedback from their recent OFSTED Inspection.
The private hairdressing training provider trains over 200 Apprentices each year on the Hair Professional programme and has demonstrated a sector-leading approach to developing learners. The report highlighted a ‘greatly enhanced apprenticeship programme’ that supports ‘apprentices to develop exceptionally good work skills and personal and social behaviours, which greatly enhance their potential careers and prospects’.
Francesco Group have implemented an innovative Business Enterprise into their apprenticeship; this programme not only develops apprentices’ Maths and English skills, but allows them to do so in a contextualised way that supports their career progression into commercial life in a hairdressing salon.
The practical hairdressing training operates from the Group’s three Academies based in Birmingham, Poole and Stafford, together with Francesco Group salons and independent partner salons nationwide. The training team are all hair professionals themselves, so they bring current and insightful content to apprentice learning, which was praised in the report; ‘Trainers and assessors are experienced and have very good current subject knowledge and commercial skills. They reflect good industry practice and ensure that apprentices make good progress in extending their technical skills‘. As such, ‘Apprentices gain outstanding work skills and practices as they learn about hairdressing. The standard of their technical skills is particularly high.’
They have a very positive attitude to learning and take great pride in their work.
As a result, Francesco Group is proud to nurture apprentices that are highly engaged and motivated on their training courses, confirmed in the Ofsted report, ‘Apprentices highly value their learning programmes and are extremely motivated to learn. They have a very positive attitude to learning, take great pride in their work and are exceptionally well presented.’
Rated Good overall in the report, Francesco Group was very proud to be awarded Outstanding for the category Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare and now has its sights set firmly on achieving Outstanding overall at its next inspection.
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