Black and Asian learners reap big benefits from union learning, reveals Ofsted

Black and Asian learners are reaping big rewards from trade union-led learning at rates which are well above the national average, reveals a new report from Ofsted (the Government’s education standards watchdog). In the report on U-Net, part of unionlearn, the TUC’s learning and skills organization, Ofsted found that success rates for Black learners have risen from 54% in 2007/08 to 81.8% and for Asian learners from 70.2% to 82.1% a significant improvement on the national average. The report also found that there is a ‘strong ethos to widen participation and promote social inclusion’ and that ‘equality of opportunity is good’.