Accrington and Rossendale College, as part of the Nelson and Colne College Group, is proud to be Lancashire’s only ‘Outstanding’ Further Education College in Lancashire following its recent Ofsted inspection. The report captured:

Overall effectiveness: Outstanding

  • The quality of education – Outstanding
  • Behaviour and attitudes – Outstanding
  • Personal development – Outstanding
  • Leadership and management – Outstanding
  • Education programmes for young people – Outstanding
  • Adult learning programmes – Outstanding
  • Apprenticeships – Good
  • Provision for learners with high needs – Outstanding

Ofsted Inspectors, March 2022, said:

“Learners and apprentices have especially high levels of achievement including in English and mathematics subjects. A high proportion of advanced-level learners and apprentices achieve high grades on their course.”

“Learners rapidly build their confidence and produce work of a very high standard.”

“Learners and apprentices love being learners at the college.”

“Learners and apprentices develop their confidence, self-esteem, resilience, and independence through attendance at personal development activities.”

“Teachers and trainers create highly supportive, calm learning environments in which learners and most apprentices thrive.”

“Teachers and trainers are highly qualified professionals and experts in their fields.”

“They collaborate with them to create a challenging curriculum designed to help learners and apprentices achieve ambitious career goals.”

To read the full report, click here.