Handbook for the inspection of further education and skills from September 2009
Date: 31 Jul 2009
Reference Number: 090105
This handbook provides guidance on inspection for inspectors and will be of use to colleges and providers of further education; work-based learning; adult and community learning; provision funded by the Department for Work and Pensions; and nextstep provision. There is a separate handbook for inspecting judicial services.
The handbook replaces all previous separate guidance for colleges and wider remit inspections, but not judicial services.
The handbook covers inspections from September 2009. It includes reference to the new common inspection framework 2009 with new guidance on, for example, the inspection of safeguarding and equality and diversity.
The Common inspection framework for further education and skills 2009 is a summary of the key features of the full common inspection framework.
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