In November 2014, we were awarded ‘Grade 1’ Outstanding across all areas during an inspection by Ofsted - the official Government body for inspecting education and training organisations. By achieving Grade 1s for every category in the inspection, this makes us the only independent training provider to achieve Ofsted Grade 1 Outstanding in all areas on a first inspection. To put this in perspective, less than 2% of all training providers obtain Ofsted Outstanding Grade 1.

Our specialism as an Apprenticeship provider puts 3aaa at the forefront when it comes to securing excellent candidates for local employers, whether in the fields of Technology, Finance, Accountancy or Digital Marketing.

Key findings

  • Leaders and managers are fully committed to their ambitious vision to be the best provider.
  • The proportion of Apprentices who succeed within the planned period is extremely high and well above the national rate.
  • All staff offer extremely high levels of personal, pastoral and professional support to Apprentices and employers.
  • Leaders and managers are fully committed to their ambitious vision to be the best provider.
  • Staff are particularly knowledgeable and teach innovatively and effectively so that Apprentices learn rapidly and make excellent progress.
  • Employers have exceedingly high expectations of each other and of Apprentices. This is manifested in their diligence and enthusiasm to do well and improve continuously.

Peter Marples, Owner of 3aaa:

“We are absolutely delighted to have achieved Grade 1 – Outstanding, the highest possible across all areas of the business, in our first Ofsted Inspection. This is indeed a reflection of the sheer dedication, hard work and commitment of everyone; staff, employers and partners – we are so proud.”

Di McEvoy- Robinson, Owner of 3aaa

“What an amazing achievement, we are so thrilled with the grading and hugely positive report. This will help inspire us all to continue to deliver our ‘Outstanding’ programmes and change more and more young people’s lives for the better.”