Ofsted Inspections

The purpose of an Ofsted inspection is to measure the effectiveness of schools, colleges and private training providers by judging them against a clear set of outcomes:

  • Effectiveness of leadership and management
  • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment
  • Personal development, behaviour and welfare
  • Outcomes for learners

Providers are graded as:

  • Grade 1 – Outstanding
  • Grade 2 – Good
  • Grade 3 – Requires Improvement
  • Grade 4 – Inadequate

For more detail on what these grades mean please refer to the official Ofsted website.

Short inspection - June 2022

"Humber Learning Consortium continues to be a good provider. "

Humber Learning Consortium has yet again been awarded the status of a “Good” independent learning provider, following an Ofsted inspection in June 2022.  This follows the same result from OFSTED in 2020, 2015 and 2012.

Whilst the Ofsted inspection focused on the Traineeship provision, all of HLC’s programmes are delivered following similar principles, so many of the themes noted within the report are reflected in all of our programmes and the impact that our provision has on learners overall. 

The inspectors noted:

  • Trainees benefit from helpful initial and ongoing careers guidance to ensure they are
    suitable for their programme and to support them in their next steps.
  • A high proportion of trainees move into apprenticeships, work or further training on completion of their course.
  • Trainees are well supported in the workplace. Workplace supervisors show trainees how to complete tasks, and trainees become proficient as a result.
  • Trainees feel safe in the workplace and in the training centres they attend. 
  • Leaders and managers ensure that the traineeship curriculum is built around job roles that are needed in the local areas. 
  • Subcontractors provide effective education and support for trainees who are not yet ready for an apprenticeship and trainees who prefer to learn with a supportive employer and in small groups.
  • Tutors skilfully support trainees in developing English, mathematics and digital skills.
  • Trainees understand British values and demonstrate these values in their work experience placements.


Download and read a full copy of our Short Inspection Ofsted Report

Inspection History

Since the Humber Learning Consortium was founded in 2002 we have had 4 inspections in total. 

  • 8 June 2022: Short Inspection: Grade 2: Good
  • 18 November 2020: Monitoring Visit
  • 13 October 2015 Full Inspection: Grade 2: Good
  • 15 May 2012 Full Inspection: Grade 2 – Good


Download and read a full copy of all previous reports direct from the official Ofsted website

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