- Part of:
- Ofsted inspections of further education and skills providers
- 3 March 2014
- Last updated:
- 1 September 2017, see all updates
Handbook for providers and Ofsted inspectors on inspecting training and work activities for young adults and adults in custody.
Handbook for the inspection of education, skills and work activities in prisons and young offender institutions from 1 September 2017
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Read the new handbook for use from September 2017. This has been updated to take account of changes in the revised ‘Expectations’, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons guidance for the inspection of prisons for men and other minor changes to methodology.
This handbook describes the main activities Ofsted inspectors undertake when they inspect learning and skills and work activities in prisons and young offender institutions in England as part of joint inspections led by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons (HMI Prisons).
The handbook sets out the judgements that inspectors will make and report on. These reports contribute to the section on ‘purposeful activity’ in the HMI Prisons inspection reports.
Published: 3 March 2014
Updated: 1 September 2017
- Minor changes to inspection methodology in paragraphs 38-39.
- Handbook for use from September 2017 published. Updated for revisions to Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons guidance for the inspection of prisons for men.
- Handbook for inspection from 1 September 2015 updated to include information about judging the quality of teaching, learning and assessment: paragraph 83, page 25.
- Handbook for use from September 2015 published
- First published.