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The post-16 learning and skills section will include publications based on Ofsted's work in the post-16 sector, incorporating colleges, work-based learning, adult and community learning, provision funded by the Department of Work and Pensions, judicial services, learndirect and nextstep.
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The survey comprised visits to 40 CoVEs drawn from the five major skills sectors central to the CoVE project. During the period February to May 2005, inspectors visited 10 CoVEs in engineering, eight CoVEs in each of construction, hospitality and catering, and information and communications technology (ICT), and six CoVEs in care.
- 01 Apr 2007
- Ref 20071009
Coleg Elidyr-Rhandirmwyn is an independent specialist college offering residential provision for students aged 18 to 30 years. This joint inspection was conducted by Ofsted and Estyn.
- 03 Oct 2003
- Ref 1837
The Learning and Skills Act 2000 gives Ofsted responsibility for the joint inspection of further education colleges with the Adult Learning Inspectorate (ALI). The Act also requires Ofsted and ALI to carry out area-wide inspections of provision for 16–19 year olds as necessary. This is the first joint annual report by the inspectorates, covering the period from September 2001 to June 2002.
- 30 Apr 2003
- Ref 1452
This leaflet complements the 2001/02 Annual Report.
- 16 Jun 2003
- Ref 1657
Creating a virtuous circle: successful provision in business administration, management and professional
With over 400,000 learners, business administration, management and professional is one of the largest areas of learning subject to inspection. This is the first report since 2001 to review an area which encompasses a wide range of learning programmes, with much variety in the way they are delivered.
- 01 Apr 2007
- Ref 20071010
Curriculum area reports complement the 2002/03 Annual Report.
- 04 Feb 2004
In the summer of 2005, Ofsted and the Adult Learning Inspectorate completed the first cycle of inspections of further education colleges. The four years of the cycle saw an improvement in the colleges, slow at first, but later more rapid, as the colleges learned to respond more effectively to the challenge of inspection and reinspection.
- 17 Nov 2005
- Ref 2532
Good practice in on-the-job learning and assessment; Quality assurance in adult learning (two survey reports)
Good practice...: The key features of work-based learning and assessment described in this report are those which have a direct impact on their quality. They fall into seven categories, including planning of training, key skills and recording evidence.
Quality assurance...: Good quality assurance systems are the driving force behind continuous improvement. They are therefore fundamental to the experience of learners in training and education. In conducting this survey ALI inspectors analysed the strengths and weaknesses described in reports of inspections carried out between April 2002 and March 2003, and identified the most common messages about quality assurance.
- 01 Apr 2007
- Ref 20071013
Two powerful trends run through our society today in relation to people with learning difficulties or disabilities. The first is greater compassion and understanding. The second is a greater reluctance to accept that disabilities of any kind necessarily preclude a full and satisfying life and career.
- 01 Apr 2007
- Ref 20071014
Five reports that identify good practice in specialist subject provision for post-16 learners. Click on the subject to be taken to the report's web page.
- Agriculture, horticulture and animal care
- Business, administration and law
- Construction, planning and the built environment
- Engineering and manufacturing technologies
- 23 Jan 2008
- Ref 20080003