Hit Training achieves receiving 14 consecutive years of ‘Good’ status from Ofsted
HIT Training Ltd has announced it is in receipt of a ‘Good’ rating report from Ofsted, marking 14 consecutive years of the company obtaining a ‘Good’ status.
The report includes results for HIT Training Ltd’s specialist divisions; HIT Training, a leading apprenticeship provider for the hospitality and catering industry, Connect2Care, which operates in the adult care, funeral and early years sectors and The Executive Development Network, which offers apprenticeships and vocational training for managers, leaders and educators.
It currently supports over 5,000 apprentices across 3,000 employer sites throughout the country and is praised by Ofsted for having ‘implemented a clear and effective structure for governance’ and ‘focusing appropriately on actions that will have the greatest impact on the quality of education’.
The Ofsted report has graded HIT Training Ltd. ‘Good’ across the five key assessment areas, with highlights including:
- Apprentices swiftly develop new knowledge and skills, which enables them to become increasingly more independent at work.
- Apprentices enjoy studying with HIT Training Ltd. They feel very well supported by their training consultants and swiftly develop new knowledge and skills.
- Leaders and managers […] use their industry expertise well to meet the needs of their employers.
When discussing the hospitality division’s successes, Ofsted noted that leaders and managers have planned the curriculum very effectively so that learning builds on what apprentices already know and can do. For example, Level 4 brewer apprentices learn about recipe design before learning about technical and scientific procedures used in the industry. Meanwhile, Level 3 hospitality supervisors learn leadership skills early in their programme, recognising that most will have hospitality experience but that many are new to management roles. As a result, apprentices quickly develop new skills, which they apply in the workplace.
Led by unwavering passion
HIT has relentlessly supported the hospitality industry, especially during the pandemic’s testing times, with its efforts led by the unwavering passion of Managing Director Jill Whittaker OBE – who in the last decade alone has helped around 100,000 employees complete their apprenticeships or gain qualifications to succeed in their hospitality career.
HIT has tirelessly campaigned to promote improved employee retention during the current recruitment crisis, and takes its own staff retention seriously, recently celebrating one-third of its team working at the organisation for more than 10 years.
The ability to constantly adapt
Commenting on the Ofsted report, Whittaker says: “I am incredibly proud of the result and my team. With a few turbulent few years behind us, HIT Training Ltd. prides itself on its ability to constantly adapt in an ever-changing landscape. This is achieved through a robust process of investing in excellent skills for our own staff, by engaging with the sectors we operate in and listening to our learners and employers.
“The Ofsted report clearly demonstrates that, through diligent observations and conversations with learners and employers, we ensure apprentices feel supported and empowered to develop relevant and practical skills. On top of this, our leaders and managers work closely with employers to deliver effective curriculums that meet their business needs and that of the industry as a whole.
“As always, we have taken on board feedback within the report and will be continually reviewing our service to ensure we can deliver the best training possible, now and into the future.”
To find out more about HIT Training ltd, please visit www.hittrainingltd.co.uk