Ofsted further education and skills survey reports

Ofsted survey and thematic reports for further education and skills.

Ofsted carries out an annual programme of subject and thematic surveys alongside its main inspection programme of providers.

The survey programme serves a range of purposes. Depending on the subject chosen, a survey provides an opportunity to focus on specific issues in greater detail than is possible during an institutional inspection. Alternatively, it may explore an aspect that falls outside the current inspection framework, or may sample provision in areas of our remit not currently subject to an inspection programme.

In surveys Ofsted can examine relationships between institutions and between providers and other agencies. Ofsted can evaluate the impact on providers and learners of recent policy developments.

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  1. The Prevent duty in further education and skills providers
  2. Preparing learners with high needs for adult life
  3. Apprenticeships: developing skills for future prosperity
  4. Transforming 16 to 19 education and training
  5. Virtual learning environments: resources for providers
  6. Teaching, learning and assessment in further education and skills
  7. Lessons from Foundation Learning for the 16 to 19 Study Programmes
  8. Local accountability and autonomy in colleges
  9. Access to youth work for young people with disabilities
  10. Promoting enterprise in college vocational courses
  11. Ensuring quality of apprenticeships and subcontracting arrangements
  12. How colleges improve and sustain high performance
  13. Skills for employment: assessing training and support
  14. Apprenticeships: what successful providers are doing
  15. Volunteering programmes for young people: how beneficial are they?
  16. Improving science in further education and sixth form colleges
  17. Young people with learning difficulties or disabilities: progression from school
  18. Commissioning young people’s services: evaluation of approaches
  19. Safeguarding in colleges: best practice
  20. Tackling low numeracy skills in young people and adults
Published 15 May 2015
Last updated 12 February 2016 + show all updates
  1. Added a link to survey inviting feedback on publications.
  2. Added apprenticeship report
  3. First published.