National Top 10 ranking for Apprenticeship Achievement Rates amongst FE Colleges

Exeter College news article

Date: Friday 23 March 2018

Exeter College is ranked in the national Top 10 for Apprenticeship achievement rates amongst Further Education (FE) colleges, according to new figures.

Apprenticeship achievement rates at the college have been measured at 83.1 per cent for 2016/17, significantly higher than the national average of 69.1 per cent for FE colleges.

Out of FE colleges in England, Exeter College is ranked 9th nationally overall in the Top 10 for achievement rates for Apprentices, according to statistics released by the Department for Education (DfE).

As well as being in the Top 10 for achievement rates, the college has previously been ranked 7th in the country for employer satisfaction, both amongst FE colleges.

The college today thanked its staff, Apprentices and the employers that it works in partnership with to deliver Apprenticeships.

John Laramy, Exeter College Principal and Chief Executive, said: “At a time when apprenticeships are in the news, I am delighted that our Apprenticeship provision at Exeter College is now ranked within the top ten of all colleges for both achievement and employer satisfaction.   

“This success is not an accident: we have great staff, excellent apprentices, but most critically exceptional employers – who work with the college not as a provider, but as a partner.”

Brian Lodge, Managing Director of swcomms, said: “It is great to know our apprentices and apprenticeship programme are being provided by one of the best and we are glad to be able to contribute to their work as a willing employer.

“The apprenticeship team at Exeter College is second to none. Their dedication and support has created a fantastic working relationship which is bearing fruit in terms of our recruitment of new staff and development of existing employees.”   

Exeter College is an Ofsted Outstanding college. The college is recognised at both a local and national level as an outstanding, award winning provider of Apprenticeships. The college works in partnership with more than 950 employers across the South West.


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