Training funded through the University for Industry (UfI)/learndirect

The inspection of government funded training courses is changing! A new Ofsted came into being in April 2007 – the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. The remit of this new inspectorate will include the remit of the former Adult Learning Inspectorate, along with the traditional remit of Ofsted and the inspections formerly carried out by the Commission for Social Care Inspection.

Some parts of inspection will however stay the same, the role of the nominee, inspection activities, reinspection, the grade profile (though the areas graded will change) and most importantly the best interests of the learner will remain central to Ofsted’s work.

Associates of Kevin Dowson have had significant experience in inspecting learndirect provision, including new regional rather than hub based model. This has been built up through both Ofsted inspections and in privately commissioned work.

We are able to offer a wide-range of development and support activities, blended with your own quality improvement systems – from tutor group observations to progress reviews, pre-inspection guidance to post-inspection support.

Whatever your need, we offer a wide range of Masterclasses as part of our Striving for Excellence programme.

For further information on any of the above, please contact me, Kevin Dowson using any of the links below.

email: info@kevindowson.co.uk || @kevin_dowson || mob: 07740301467 || Kevin Dowson