The DfE National Achievement Rate Tables were compiled using UK-wide statistics from apprenticeship completions in 2016/17. The figures measure the percentage of students enrolled at each college that achieve their targeted qualification within the agreed time frame and Macclesfield came out on top across both Cheshire and Greater Manchester, with an on time completion rate of 71 per cent across all disciplines.

The league table not only puts Macclesfield College above the apprenticeship achievement rates of any other college in Cheshire or Manchester, beating the success rates of 14 other colleges, but also puts the college 3.3 per cent above the national average for all levels recorded by the DfE during the 2016/17 academic year.

Rachel Kay, Chief Executive and Principal of Macclesfield College commented: “Our employer engagement department Maxim Business Training has performed to an outstanding level with employers and learners alike being recognised and the results speak for themselves.

The league tables were released following the college’s recent Ofsted Inspection where the Apprenticeship team once again were rated ‘Good: Grade 2’.

Tracy Cosgrave, Director of Employer and Commercial Services commented; “We are delighted to see the hard work and dedication of the team pay off.  Our Maxim Business Training team has gone from strength to strength over the past two years and our dedication to delivering high quality apprenticeship programmes is making a real impact.”