Lifeworks College Ofsted

On this page you will be able to download our 2022 report from Ofsted.


The lifeworks college 2022 Ofsted report highlights

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Improved Confidence & Communication

Students are proud to be part of the college community and they make friends easily. Staff place students in well-planned work placements that match their aspirations and encourage their independence. Students learn to improve their physical and mental well-being because staff focus well on their personal development.

from Ofsted 2022
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Careers Advice & Guidance

Students receive high-quality, impartial, individualised careers advice and guidance from a qualified careers adviser. The adviser liaises closely with staff and students to identify appropriate work placements. These work placements reflect students’ interests and their long-term outcomes in EHC plans. As a result, students improve their self-confidence, social skills and ability to work more independently.

from Ofsted 2022
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Pastoral Support

Students receive high-quality pastoral support from staff who are quickly able to identify triggers and de-escalate situations that may cause emotional or behavioural barriers to learning. Students improve their behaviour over time and become less reliant on support.

from Ofsted 2022


Leaders have implemented appropriate and effective safeguarding policies and procedures. Designated safeguarding leads, staff and trustees have completed appropriate training. Students are safe at the centre, during work placements, personal development and during off-site activities. Staff conduct risk assessments at the college and employers ’premises to ensure that students work in safe environments. Employers understand the support they need to provide for students.

from Ofsted 2022

Lifeworks College 2022 Ofsted Report

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    what our students have to say

  • I knew I wanted to be a chef since my late teens and Lifeworks helped me a lot to get there
  • My teachers were a great help, very supportive
  • Built up great experience to put on my CV
  • Gives you good independent living
  • The focus was always on my 'ability', not my disability
  • I did a work placement at a hairdressers in Plymouth whilst studying
  • Lifeworks taught me that people are capable of so much
  • My hope for the future is to be happy and be good at my job
  • Unmissable for people with learning struggles like myself
  • They fed my beliefs and helped me believe in myself
  • Friendly with a really nice vibe
  • A big lift for my confidence and skills.
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