Adult learners and employers
The good practice database
If you want to access the great resource that is the good practice database you can do so on the link below.
How to make a complaint
If you have concerns or want to complain about a provider or about us, here you can find what you need to do.
The new Ofsted
Ofsted has joined together with the Adult Learning Inspectorate for (ALI), and parts of the Commission for Social Care Inspection for children and young people (CSCI), and the children and families court advisory service (HMICA). The result is a new organisation. (You can read more detail about this in the about us section.)
Information on inspection of these services and relevant publications are now on this website. For a short period, you'll find the individual inspection reports on their old websites, but you can access them through the inspection reports page as usual.
The Handbook for the inspection of further education and skills from September 2009 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.