Independent training providers are raising standards

The Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) has welcomed the news that more and more independent training providers are being rated good or outstanding in their Ofsted inspections.

AELP chief executive Stewart Segal said: “Independent providers score highly in terms of flexibility of their training and meeting employers’ needs.  These factors are key to the effective delivery of training and are important elements in the CIF standards.  As employers take a more central role in the development of programmes employer responsiveness is an increasingly important factor in the inspection process.”