An adult learning service has kept its ‘good’ rating from Ofsted after a recent inspection.

Ofsted inspected Croydon Adult Learning and Training (CALAT) and found that the service has developed its courses to help a range of community members improve their skills.

CALAT teaches adult, community learning, vocational and employability courses, and courses for learners with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

It places a particular emphasis on supporting people who have not been in education and work for some time.

The report added: “Learners and apprentices develop good knowledge, skills and behaviours.

“Staff provide good advice and guidance on future opportunities available to learners and apprentices and most apprentices and learners progress onto positive destinations, including work and further learning.”

The service was also commended for meeting all the requirements from the previous Ofsted report in October 2016.

Jason Perry, Executive Mayor of Croydon, said: “It is important to me that Croydon becomes a place where residents can upskill and have the resources and qualifications to access job opportunities.

“The findings of this report reflect the hard work and dedication of the service and shows that learners gain skills and opportunities in a safe and encouraging environment.”