Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) is, of course, the government department responsible for the quality of apprenticeship training in England. In August 2022, ESFA introduced a new way of measuring the performance of training providers, it is called the Apprenticeship Accountability Framework (AAF). ESFA have released the early results from the AAF, we are delighted to share the results for Cheynes Training.
There are eight main AAF Criteria, these are shown in the left-hand column in the table below. The middle column shows the AAF measurement against each of the criteria, and the right- hand column shows the performance of Cheynes Training, where relevant this is compared against all 1600 training providers across all of the different apprenticeship sectors in England. We are very pleased to report that the results place Cheynes Training very close to the very top of the AFF performance chart.
|AAF Criteria||AAF Measure||Cheynes Training Position|
|Ofsted Outcome||Grade of last inspection||CT = currently Grade 2 Good|
|Qualification Achievement Rate||QAR must be above 60%||All providers = 52%, CT = 76.5%|
|Qualification Retention Rates||QRR must be above 62%||All providers = 54%, CT = 78.0%|
|Withdrawals||Early leavers must be less than 15%||CT early leavers = less than 10%|
|Employer Feedback||Ave feedback must be 2.5 or more||CT Score at 28 Feb – 3.8 / 4|
|Apprentice Feedback||Ave feedback must be 2.5 or more||CT Score at 28 Feb – 3.9 / 4|
|Learners past their end date||Number must be less than 15%||CT learners past end date = >5%|
|Learners on Breaks in Learning||Number must be less than 15%||CT Breaks in Learning = >2%|
|EPA Organisation data||EPAO selected 6 months before EPA||CT EPAO chosen at start of training|