Further education and skills inspection handbook

Ofsted handbook containing the Education Inspection Framework for (EIF)

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Education inspection framework: overview of research

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Reforms to subcontracting education for learners over 16

Government consultation response June 2020

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Subcontracting in further education and skills

Ofsted best practice guide for

sub-contracted and direct provision

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Workbook scrutiny

Ensuring validity and reliability in inspections

Report 2019

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Apprenticeship technical funding guide

From August 2020

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How valid and reliable is the use of lesson observation in supporting judgements on the quality of education?

Report 2019

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ESFA funded adult education budget (AEB)

Funding and performance management rules 2020 to 2021

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Funding guidance for young people 2020 to 2021

Subcontracting control regulations     

July 2020

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Below are some links and documents that will help you navigate the constantly changing FES sector

Key Ofsted & ESFA Documents

(click on pdf for download)