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Profound Group celebrate an amazing month after receiving glowing reports from Ofsted, Matrix and Skills Funding Agency.

Profound Group’s Northern Care Training (NCT) and sister company Profound Services are celebrating after successfully coming through multiple quality and compliance inspections with outstanding success.

First up for both Profound Services and NCT was The Matrix Standard – a three day assessment inspecting the Group’s Leadership and Management, Resources, Service Delivery and Continuous Quality Improvement processes. Both companies received excellent feedback and were awarded the nationally recognised quality standard for another three years.

Days later, Ofsted called advising inspection was to take place for Profound Services within forty eight hours. Five Ofsted Inspectors duly arrived and visited Profound’s main sites. After an extremely challenging week, the local training provider was awarded ‘Good’ with Ofsted advising that the large majority of learners made good or excellent progress in their learning. Safeguarding was very effective, with directors and managers setting a clear strategic plan for the company.

Last but not least, Northern Care Training were notified by the governments Skills Funding Agency (SFA) that a compliance audit was to take place to ensure government funds were being used appropriately. A 0.8% document error rate was recorded following the three day audit. Feedback was most positive with the SFA Auditor praising NCT for working to such high standards.

Steven Ward, Chair of Profound Group, commented: “Profound have been trading now for ten years and has never experienced such a challenging but rewarding month as April 2016. To be notified of one inspection in such a short space of time is inimitable, but to take the Group through three, and achieve what we have done, is a remarkable and outstanding accomplishment, and unparalleled.

“This latest achievement is testament to Profound Group’s highly skilled and dedicated staff and an excellent outcome for us as it demonstrates our commitment to quality provision and our aspirations to drive up education standards, locally and nationally”

Peterlee based Profound Group employ over one hundred staff and provide training and recruitment solutions locally and nationally. For more information, visit or call 0191587 4570.


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