Guidance

Inspecting further education and skills: subject areas

This publication was withdrawn on 28 August 2015

This document has been archived as it is no longer current. Please refer to the Further education and skills inspection handbook from September 2015.

This document lists sector subject areas inspectors may inspect and grade on during inspections of further education and skills providers.

Documents

further-education-and-skills sector subject areas

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Detail

The list is based on, but not the same as, the 15 sector subject areas classified by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual). Most of the sector subject areas have a number of secondary subject areas or tiers. For example, sector subject area seven (retail and commercial enterprise), covers warehousing, hospitality, hairdressing and beauty therapy, as well as retailing. Ofsted will normally inspect, report and grade at the second-tier subject level and not at the first-tier level.