Inspection and performance of further education providers

Performance tables, inspection reports and outcomes, intervention notices and reports, skills inspection handbook.


  1. Find an Ofsted inspection report

    Search for Ofsted inspection reports for childminders and childcare providers, schools, colleges, further education providers, children and families services

  2. Employer satisfaction survey – sample size calculator

    Helps providers calculate the minimum number of responses required for the survey.

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Education inspection framework (EIF)
  2. Coronavirus (COVID-19): school and college performance measures
  3. Further education and skills inspection handbook
  4. Ready reckoner and transition matrices for 16 to 18: 2019
  5. Inspecting further education and skills: guide for providers
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News and communications

  1. FE Commissioner intervention: Richmond upon Thames College
  2. FE Commissioner intervention: St Mary’s College
  3. FE Commissioner intervention: North Lincolnshire Council
  4. FE Commissioner intervention: National College for Advanced Transport and Infrastructure
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Research and statistics

  1. Exploring Ofsted inspection data with Data View
  2. Further education and skills inspections and outcomes as at 31 August 2019
  3. FE Choices employer satisfaction survey: 2018 to 2019
  4. Further education and skills inspections and outcomes: management information from September 2018 to August 2019
  5. The impact of college mergers in further education
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Education inspection framework 2019: inspecting the substance of education
  2. Performance reporting: FE college groups and multi-site colleges
  3. College oversight: support and intervention
  4. School and college performance tables: statements of intent
  5. Complaints about Ofsted
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Local authority interactive tool (LAIT)
  2. ESFA investigation publishing policy
  3. Ofsted Inspectors: lists
  4. A level attainment by pupil characteristics
  5. Closed: Barrow in Furness: Sixth-Form College Commissioner assessment report
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