May 17, 2013 17:41 BST Like Minds This month we have invited Philippa Snare to discuss digital innovation in business. As...
OFSTED ANNOUNCE ICON TRAINING AS “OUTSTANDING”
ICON TRAININGApr 25, 2012 14:15 BST
ICON TRAINING has been confirmed as the top UK training provider in the Fitness and Leisure sector after achieving seven Grade 1’s from a recent Ofsted inspection, the results are as follows:
Overall effectiveness of provision Grade 1
Capacity to improve Grade 1
Outcomes for learners Grade 1
Quality of provision Grade 1
Leadership and management Grade 1
Sport and Leisure Grade 1
Customer Service Grade 1
The Ofsted report states: “ICON TRAINING is very well managed and has a strong impact on the leisure industry it serves. Skills Tutors are highly regarded by employers and learners who recognise and appreciate the contribution made to the leisure industry by the highly skilled tutors and the comprehensive training provided. ICON TRAINING provides an inspirational resource for the leisure industry and has transformed many learners’ lives.” With a current learner success rate of 93%, Ofsted confirms that, “[ICON TRAINING’s] Success rates have continued to improve much faster than they have nationally.”
Julian Leybourne, CEO, comments: “I am delighted with the outstanding result from Ofsted and to be named as the number one provider in the country. Receiving an outstanding Grade 1 from Ofsted is massive recognition for the work that ICON TRAINING does and sets us apart from other training providers.”
During the inspection, feedback was gathered from employers about how ICON TRAINING had made an impact on their business. Comments included; approachable assessors, excellent training and development for their staff, help from ICON TRAINING to recruit new staff through the national apprenticeship service, the information learners bring back to help make their work better, good relationships between the learners and their tutors, good support for learners and employers, helpful feedback, regular meetings with staff and the effective communication, responsive and flexible approach to meet employers’ needs, the very strong working relationship and partnership.
ICON TRAINING is the leading training provider in England and Wales, specialising in leisure operations, health and fitness, leadership and management, Sales and Customer Excellence. ICON TRAINING has an impressive client list including; Parkwood Leisure, Serco Leisure, Sporta Trust members, plus over 30 other key partners.