ADULT education in Kirklees has won praise for a huge turn-around after being handed poor marks last year.
Management quality is now outstanding, says a report by the Adult Learning Inspectorate.
Council chiefs today said they were very pleased at the success of their steps to improve the service.
The latest report centres on adult learning services run by Kirklees's local education authority.
The report concludes: "Leadership and management and quality assurance were good and equality of opportunity was outstanding.
"Community development programmes were also good."
The verdict comes 18 months after a damning report critical of aspects of the service.
Inspectors compiled their report after visiting in October of this year.
Gavin Tonkin, Kirklees Council's director of lifelong learning, said: "We are very pleased."
Chris Sadler, principal of Huddersfield Technical College, said: "The report endorses the effective collaboration between the local authority and its partners, particularly the further education colleges, in attempting to meet the needs of its community."