Summary of key findings
This is a good provider
Staff provide exceptionally good support to learners; this enables learners to overcome their multiple disadvantages to produce work of a high standard and develop their skills well.
Leaders have a strong vision for the future of HYA Training and have a clear strategic aim to continue working with vulnerable young people whose educational options are limited.
Leaders’ accurate understanding of their company’s strengths and weaknesses enables them to improve the quality of what they offer learners.
Leaders have very strong links with local employers and partner organisations.Employers positively influence course content to ensure that it meets their needs.
Standards of behaviour are good. Learners and apprentices demonstrate tolerance for the beliefs of others and are respectful to each
Arrangements to recognise and share good practice in teaching, learning and assessment are effective; as a result, tutors improve their
Learners on study programmes make good progress from their often low starting points; most achieve their main qualifications.
Learners and apprentices receive high-quality feedback from tutors that encourages them to improve the quality of their work and to be
enthusiastic about learning.
The attendance and punctuality of learners on study programmes, although improving, remains low.
An increasing proportion of learners on study programmes progress to further education and employment; however, this proportion is still too low.
A small number of learners on study programmes do not have the opportunity to
take part in external work experience.
Information about the provider
HYA Training is an independent training provider based in Kingston upon Hull. It provides study programmes for 16 to 19 year-olds in a range of vocational subjects and apprenticeships at intermediate, advanced and higher levels in business administration, health and social care, team leading and management. The apprenticeship contract is a recent addition to the provider’s provision, and there are very few apprentices on programme. No apprentices are due to complete their programme in the current contract year.
Unemployment in Kingston upon Hull is higher than both the regional and national averages, and the proportion of workless households is higher than that found nationally.
The proportion of residents in the city with qualifications at level 2 and above is
considerably lower than the national average. The proportion of school leavers gaining five A* to C grades at GCSE is substantially below the national average.
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