OFSTED, the Office for Standards in Education, has given Leonardo’s apprenticeship scheme top marks, grading it as “outstanding”. OFSTED is a regulatory body set up by the UK Government to inspect learning providers across the UK in receipt of Government funding, and has a fierce reputation for rigour and scrutiny. Its remit is to inspect and regulate to achieve excellence in the education and skills training for learners of all ages – especially young people.
At the time of inspection, 152 advanced apprentices were following engineering programmes and 22 learners were working towards apprenticeships and advanced apprenticeships in business, administration and law. In addition, 30 apprentices were undertaking apprenticeships in Scotland.