In our recent OFSTED inspection we were graded Good.
Over 2,000 students a year come to our courses making positive changes in their lives by gaining qualifications, getting jobs, becoming volunteers and doing more learning.
"Staff create a positive and inclusive learning environment in which learners are nurtured, feel safe and have respect for each other and their tutors". OFSTED, February 2018.
"Experienced and competent tutors have high expectations of learners and plan exciting and thought-provoking activities". OFSTED, February 2018.
"Learners enjoy learning. They develop good and useful practical skills that help them progress". OFSTED, February 2018.
"Courses improve the life chances of learners from the most disadvantaged communities". OFSTED, February 2018.
"The friendly, supportive and professional approach of all staff members was repeatedly said to be a key feature of the service". Matrix Report, 2017.
“Everything was wonderful”. 'M' did a Customer Service course at Magenta Living, June 2018.
“The course has given me so much more confidence, I’m already starting to apply for voluntary work in schools and have registered with a number of different supply agencies". 'S' did a Level 1 Open Award Skills for Further Learning and Employability - Becoming a Teaching Assistant, 2019.
“I work in the British Heart Foundation charity shop and a few weeks ago, a deaf lady came into the shop to arrange a pickup of furniture from her dad’s house. As a result of having done the BSL course, I was able to ask her name, find the address, check what day and time she wanted it, none of which I would have been able to do if I had not done the course". 'S' did a Level 1 Open Awards Introduction to BSL, 2019.
“The course opened our eyes to what is happening in the world and what risks our children may be taking in all innocence. It has made us more vigilant when they are using their electronics... Stay Safe!”. E-safety for Foster Carers - a 4 Week course, 2019.
“These sewing courses are ideal for me. They’re in the day, just the right length and put on at ideal times for me to sort out my childminding and arrange my shift pattern”. 'A' did a Level 1 Open Awards in Sewing Skills.