The Grŵp Llandrillo Menai Consortium, which has around 2,800
apprentices and work-based learners, includes Grŵp Llandrillo Menai,
Arfon Dwyfor Training, and North Wales Training, along with specialist
partners including Achieve More Training, North Wales Fire Service,
Tempdent and Sgil Cymru.
The report highlights the exceptional achievements, dedication and
progress of apprentices; firmly establishing the consortium as a
trailblazer in the education sector.
Cairon Adair, Assessor in Health & Social Care at Busnes@LlandrilloMenai, said,
"It was a pleasure to be a part of the recent Estyn inspection, and
I'm so pleased to hear the fantastic feedback included within the
report. We are committed to providing exceptional learning experiences
for our apprentices, and I look forward to celebrating the findings made
by Estyn with my colleagues"
Estyn praised the strong relationships cultivated between apprentices
and their tutors and assessors, saying that staff “are well qualified
in their specialist areas and keep their knowledge and skills
up-to-date. They are highly supportive of their learners and use their
own experience well to develop learners’ vocational skills and
Their collaboration with employers was also noted as a unique
strength in the report, saying that “the consortium plans its programme
delivery well to serve the needs of the region. The lead provider works
well with partners and subcontractors to ensure a comprehensive offer
that reflects regional skills priorities along with the needs of local
employers across a large geographical area”.
Louise Baxter, Advice & Guidance Training Advisor at North Wales Training, added,
“It was a positive and insightful experience to be part of the recent
Estyn inspection. I’m pleased that the report has highlighted the
quality of support we provide to learners, the flexibility of our
approach and our work and engagement with employers and businesses
across North Wales”.
Staff are also praised by Estyn for “working flexibly to accommodate
learners’ home and work circumstances”, and “regularly checking on their
[students’] well-being in a way that is meaningful to each individual
Dafydd Evans, Chief Executive Officer of Grŵp Llandrillo Menai, and Chair of the Work-Based Learning Consortium, explained,
"We are extremely pleased with the findings of the recent Estyn
inspection report on our work-based learning provision, which is
testament to the hard work put in by our staff. We are especially proud
of the positive relationships our learners have been able to develop
with tutors, assessors and other Apprentices, which have contributed to
their high confidence and self-esteem.
“The report acknowledges the successful partnerships we have
established with employers, which have allowed us to effectively plan
and implement programs that meet the skills requirements of the local
and regional communities."
“This report validates our shared values, goals, and commitment to
continuous improvement, and we look forward to further enhancing the
learning experiences and outcomes for our learners. Congratulations to
staff across the Consortium on being recognised for their dedication and
To find out more about Grŵp Llandrillo Menai’s Apprenticeship provision, click here.