Further education and skills inspection handbook

Handbook for Ofsted inspectors of further education and skills providers.

Applies to England



This handbook is a guide for inspectors of further education and skills providers, under the education inspection framework (EIF).

This may also be useful to providers preparing for an inspection.

Please see guidance on further education and skills inspection activity that we carried out before 19 April 2021.

Published 14 May 2019
Last updated 1 September 2021 + show all updates
  1. Moved current handbook (which applies from 1 September 2021) to the top of the page. Clarified the period covered by the earlier handbook.

  2. Changes to paragraphs 275 to 279 (see summary of changes).

  3. See 'Summary of changes' for details.

  4. Edits throughout: see 'Summary of changes' for details.

  5. First published.