Ofsted praises Camden’s Adult Community Learning service

Camden Council’s adult community learning service has been awarded ‘Good provider’ status following a recent inspection by Ofsted.

Camden's adult community learning service offers education and training courses for adults to gain new skills in Health and Well-Being, Digital Inclusion, Family Learning, English for Speakers of Other Languages and a range of vocational courses supporting adults into work.

Inspectors judged the service as Good for developing courses that meet the needs of learners, as well as providing support and advice about next steps on their learning journeys or into employment.

The team were also recognised for helping many learners progress into further education or employment and providing a range of additional support such as childcare while parents were attending a course.

Councillor Marcus Boyland, Cabinet Member for Best Start for Children and Families

Our adult learning service makes a real difference for so many families and reaches some of the most vulnerable members of the Camden community. This is a great achievement, and my thanks goes to the staff and teachers that work hard to support hundreds of adult learners a year to gain valuable life skills and training. The work doesn’t stop here, and we will continue to make improvements to ensure we provide the best possible service for residents. 

I’d encourage anyone who wants to learn a new skill, discover a new interest or activity, improve their English or maths, sharpen their CV to find work, or meet like-minded people to see what Camden’s adult community learning service has to offer.

Councillor Marcus Boyland, Cabinet Member for Best Start for Children and Families

In the report, inspectors also wrote that: “the majority of learners develop their self-esteem and gain a newfound lease of life as a result of the courses they study.”

Read the full Ofsted report.

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