QA are elated to announce the inaugural assessment by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Education (HMI) of its apprenticeship division in Scotland has resulted in stellar feedback from the government body tasked with maintaining standards for learning and skills development in Scotland.

Under new legislation – which means that learning and skills providers which facilitate apprenticeship programmes undergo inspections in the same manner that schools and colleges do – five delegates from HMI spent three days covering all regions of QA in Scotland.

It was the first appraisal of its kind for QA in Scotland, and we are delighted to report that QA achieved very high scores across the board.

There was a rigorous focus from the inspectors on the impact QA has on apprentices and employers, as well as classroom delivery methods and they interviewed members of the QA team.

The representatives from HMI concluded that they were “extremely impressed” by the customer-centric attitude which QA in Scotland has throughout its apprenticeship programmes.

“We are very proud of the work we do across Scotland” begins Jonathan Warner, , Director, QA in Scotland. “The plaudits from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate are excellent and affirm that the thorough approach taken by QA in making sure our apprentices and employers are given the best possible experience also adheres to the high standards set by HMI” Jonathan concluded.

On QA’s positive feedback from HMI for apprenticeships in Scotland, Ben Pike, Director, QA Apprenticeships said: “This is a landmark accomplishment for everyone involved in our apprenticeship programmes in Scotland. To achieve high accolades like these in such a meticulous and rigorous process really speaks volumes of our team, products and innovation. Our aim is to now set the bar even higher and deliver even more."