A recent Ofsted Inspection of the University's Apprenticeship provision has been rated ‘Good’ overall.

This was the first full inspection of the University's Apprenticeship courses since this provision was launched in 2017, when just 6 students commenced their studies on the Health Assistant Practitioner Apprenticeship (Level 5) with 3 employers.

In 2022, there are now over 450 apprenticeship students on 7 different apprenticeship programmes in Health and Science and Business and Administration routes with over 90 local employers where Christ Church is the main training provider.

This successful Ofsted rating reflects the University’s commitment to providing an outstanding education for all of its students and its recent efforts to focus time and resource on supporting the development of its Apprenticeship provision with a dedicated team.

Moving forward, the University is committed to carefully looking at the key recommendations highlighted in the report to ensure that they are addressed so that the future of apprenticeship provision can go from strength to strength.

Commenting on the positive Ofsted result, Professor Mike Weed, Senior Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research, Enterprise and Business Development), said: “I am delighted that the hard work of our team has been recognised in providing a positive, rewarding experience for those studying as apprentices. Our continued focus in this area shows our commitment to the education of young people and to supporting local business and the regional economy. We are proud of the number of apprentices that we are able to support and look forward to growing that number in the future.