Newcastle-under-Lyme-based independent learning provider, Martec Training has been awarded the highly-coveted Good rating by Ofsted.

The recent report recognises the excellent quality training and support that learners receive at Martec Training, highlighting in particular the stand-out support offered to those with learning difficulties or disabilities.

Martec Training currently has 96 learners enrolled onto full-time study programmes and 56 on apprenticeships across both the motor vehicle and catering sectors.

The report, which was released this month, says: “Learners and apprentices have access to additional one-to-one support from external motivational coaches; they have positive attitudes; they are proud of the work they produce and what they can do; they improve their motivation because of their studies, and they value greatly the support they receive.”

Director and CEO at Martec Training, Tracey Marson, said: “We are thrilled with the latest Ofsted inspection results. It’s fantastic to be recognised for the work and support we offer young people looking to join the workforce through dedicated training and apprenticeships.

“We pride ourselves on going above and beyond the classroom. We support all our cohort with developing their social and interpersonal skills, and life skills as well as knowledge in their chosen area of study.”

The training provider has an extensive track record of all students who have gone on to have exceptional careers and have climbed the ladder to senior jobs.

One Alumni, who thrived during his time at Martec Training is 2023’s Apprentice of the Year, Shane. Tracey stated “Shane first joined us in 2016 as a Pre-16 student from high school, driven by a strong interest in mechanics.”

After a successful first year, Shane transitioned onto the Motor Vehicle study programme with the goal of securing an apprenticeship later on. Throughout his studies, Shane consistently impressed with his performance, passing his motor vehicle qualifications, and receiving exceptional feedback during his work experience placement. This stellar performance ultimately led him to securing an apprenticeship with one of our prestigious partner garages.

Tracey added: “Shane exemplifies true dedication. He balanced the demands of his apprenticeship with his academic pursuits, successfully passing both his Functional Skills Level 2 Mathematics and Level 2 English qualifications. Furthermore, to solidify the knowledge he gained at Martec Training, Shane took the initiative to complete the Level 2 Hybrid Course.

“In July 2023, Shane took and passed his End Point Assessment for his Autocare Qualification. This accomplishment, coupled with his determination and outstanding work ethic despite facing personal challenges, led him to be crowned our Apprentice of the Year last year.”

The Ofsted inspection awarded Martec Training Good against all of its categories and found that “students previously disengaged with education develop resilience and determination to achieve.”

It also found that the skills they learn “make them more desired employees in modern-day automotive and hospitality sectors”. And “a high number of learners and apprentices move on to a destination which meets their interests or talents, including those learners with SEND and higher needs.”

To read the full report visit the Ofsted website.

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