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St Helens OFSTED Inspection August 2007

Effectiveness of Provision                                

• Capacity to Improve                                  

Achievement and Standards                          

Quality of Provision                                      

Leadership and Management                          

• Equality of Opportunity Contributory grade:    

Sector Subject Area

Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care      


Overall judgement


Effectiveness of Provision Outstanding: Grade 1

The overall effectiveness of the provision is outstanding. Apprenticeships success rates are outstanding and have improved since the previous inspection. Learners develop excellent workplace skills. Off-the-job training is excellent, and LITE has excellent partnerships with employers. Leadership and management, is outstanding. Quality improvement arrangements are effective and improvements in the provision are implemented well. Equality of opportunity is good.

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Key Strengths

What Learners Thought about LITE:



THE OFSTED inspection March 2008 graded LITE (Stockport) LTD outstanding:

Effectiveness of Provision                               

• Capacity to Improve                                 

Achievement and Standards                         

Quality of Provision                                     

Leadership and Management                        

• Equality of Opportunity Contributory grade:  

Sector Subject Area

Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care        


Overall judgement


Effectiveness of Provision Outstanding: Grade 1

The overall effectiveness of the provision is outstanding. Success rates of apprentices and the examination success of veterinary nursing apprentices are outstanding and improving. Learners develop good workplace skills and demonstrate a good understanding of the knowledge and practice of animal care and nursing. Tutors are enthusiastic and knowledgeable.

Off-the-job training for veterinary nurses is outstanding with excellent teaching and learning resources. Many learners achieve additional qualifications which enhance their employability.

Partnerships with employers, which benefit and support learners, are outstanding. Team work is outstanding. Staff support learners, employers and each other well. Training is well managed. Quality improvement is effective and focuses on the continuous improvement of the organisation for the benefit of learners. LITE is socially inclusive and provides outstanding support for learners.

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Key strengths

Key areas for improvement

What learners like:

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Good: Grade 2

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Good Grade 2


Outstanding: Grade 1