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Calderdale College recognised for high pass rate and quality of apprenticeships

Calderdale College’s apprenticeship provision has been recognised by City & Guilds for its high pass rates and number of distinction grades.

Almost half of the College’s apprentices have gained distinctions after their End-Point Assessment (EPA), which tests the knowledge, skills and behaviours that an apprentice gains during their training with an employer.

This Excellence in EPA award highlights the exceptional work from the training officers at the College to support apprentices throughout their training programmes.

The College and City & Guilds have worked together to provide high-quality apprenticeship standards within Calderdale and the surrounding areas for over four years. The dedication of training officers during this time has led to the College being only one of six in Yorkshire and one of the first in the country to achieve this award.

Laura Harrop, Yorkshire & the North East Business Development Manager at City & Guilds, comments on the recent success. Laura says: “City & Guilds are delighted to present Calderdale College with a personalised EPA plaque as a result of the high-quality standard of their apprenticeship provision.

“The high pass rate and number of distinctions the apprentices have achieved is testament to the quality of training delivered by the College.”

Kath Bradwell, Head of Apprenticeships  at Calderdale College, adds: “The College is proud to be rated Outstanding for our apprenticeship delivery by Ofsted, and our training officers set high expectations from day one for our apprentices; they work hard to ensure they get the very best level of training.

“This award demonstrates that the delivery of our provision continues to go from strength to strength, as we see so many of our apprentices achieve such strong grades.”

City & Guild apprenticeships at Calderdale College cover a wide range of sectors, from Business, Customer Service and Digital Marketing, to Hairdressing and Construction. Aiming to bridge skills gaps in the local area, the apprenticeship provision is an instrumental part of driving young people into careers and supporting people to retrain.

To find out more about apprenticeships at Calderdale College, visit: www.calderdale.ac.uk/apprenticeships/

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