Published On: 15/03/2022|553 words|2.8 min read|


Adult education and training specialists, Complete Skills Solutions (formerly known as Innovative Alliance) has been awarded an overall “Good” rating following a recent Ofsted inspection.

During the planned inspection, Complete Skills Solutions located in Brunswick Dock Liverpool, was rated “Good” across all five domains leading to an overall Good rating for the training provider.

The glowing inspection was flooded with comments of praise for the adult education and training provider. According to the Ofsted report, one of the key strengths of the provision was its ability to support learners to develop the skills and knowledge to succeed.

It said: “Learners incrementally develop their knowledge and skills. Learners are motivated to succeed.”

And continued: “Learners gain valuable knowledge and skills to be successful in the job market.”

Complete Skills Solutions have always prided itself on its commitment to supporting adults to secure employment opportunities through the range of fully funded courses they deliver.

During the inspection, the Ofsted representative spoke with learners, Course Trainers, and members of the Senior Leadership Team.

After speaking with learners, the Ofsted inspector praised Trainers for the positive impact they had on learners’ professional and personal development. The report said: “They (learners) appreciate the effective support and encouragement Trainers give them. As a result, learners build their confidence and self-belief.”

The report continued: “Trainers use a variety of effective teaching strategies. They (Trainers) routinely check learners’ recall, and swiftly recap on topics to reinforce learning.”

Following the report, Ian Green, Managing Director of Complete Skills Solutions was beaming with pride. He commented: “I was incredibly proud of the whole team. It is an amazing accomplishment that was achieved through a true team effort and one that everyone played their part in. Our trainers were fantastic, our stakeholders spoke positively from their hearts, and most importantly, our learners spoke freely to inspectors about the positive impacts we make on their lives. I am delighted with the Grade 2 rating and Ofsted’s acknowledgement of the high-quality education we provide.”

The report also included some positive comments for the ambitious curriculum. It said: “Learners benefit from an ambitious curriculum. The curriculum improves the learner’s lives by helping them to become self-sufficient and independent.”

In recent months the team at Complete Skills Solutions have made huge strides to develop the current course offering, adding new courses to appeal to even more learners.

In partnership with sister company Complete Training Solutions, CSS delivered employability training for a first-of-its-kind Green Energy Skills Bootcamp. The Skills Bootcamp, which is free for eligible participants over the age of 19, is funded under the Department for Education’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee and Plan for Jobs initiative.

The adult education training provider also recently launched a free to attend HGV training course in the North-West. The course was introduced to help solve the current shortage of lorry drivers in the UK.

On top of that, CSS launched a Bus Driving Qualification that gave learners a guaranteed interview for a Trainee PCV (Passenger Carrying Vehicle) Driver position in Merseyside.

Browse the full catalogue of courses here.

Notes to editor:
Complete Skills Solutions are an adult education training provider supporting people to take their first step towards a brighter future. They provide fully funded training courses across a variety of sectors including, Health and Social Care, Hospitality, Construction, Renewables, Logistics and more.

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