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The Focus Training Group are delighted to announce that after a short inspection on the 14th and 15th June by Ofsted, that we have maintained our Grade 2 (good) status.

Managing Director, Jamie Rail said, "we are delighted with this result, this is a judgement on the good quality training and assessment we have delivered day after day over the last three years since Ofsted were last here, rather than just what was seen in the two days of the inspection".

At our last inspection there were a lot of things we were just starting out with, our Gas and Plumbing centre in Newton Abbot, our Arb (Arboriculture) Academy, and our new Bristol Centre. Now these are all an integrated part of our business and formed part of the big picture that was looked at during this inspection.

We are delighted with the result, and a great reflection on the hard work of all of our staff.

Ofsted said:

This provider continues to be good.

Your leaders and managers at Focus Training (SW) Limited (Focus) have managed and mitigated changes in the business environment well. Your continued approach to working closely with a very wide range of small and large-scale employers across the South West of England is proving successful. 

Feedback indicates that many employers regard Focus as a high quality training partner. Since the previous inspection, you and other leaders have worked hard and not been complacent in bringing about further improvements. For example, substantial investment in new industry-standard resources for off-the-job training facilities throughout the South West adds considerably to the training offer now available for learners.

Regardless of what route learners choose, Focus staff pay very good attention to ensuring that all are helped to achieve to the best of their ability.

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