Ofsted's 'very different' apprenticeship inspection framework

Ofsted’s ‘very different’ apprenticeship inspection framework

17 December 2019, 10:00 - 15:30

Park Plaza, 200 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7UT

If you are responsible for apprenticeship quality and preparing for a visit from Ofsted, this is one of those ‘not to be missed’ training days.

With an ‘insufficient progress’ from Ofsted now resulting in a freeze on starts, and a grade four for apprenticeships resulting in removal from the provider register and a new “very different” Education Inspection Framework now launched, the stakes could not be higher.

This workshop is a one-off opportunity to hear directly from the most senior apprenticeship HMI at Ofsted as well as the first provider to be inspected under the new framework. Just how have they changed their approach to inspection where there are no qualifications (e.g. standards)? What evidence is Ofsted looking for in terms of at least 20 percent-off the job training? What about apprentices ‘confidence’ before and after the training, in addition to knowledge, skills and behaviours? What’s the inspection approach to subcontracting? How important is governance to inspectors? How is safe-guarding and the prevent duty inspected? What data is used by Ofsted? How do monitoring visits differ from a full inspection? What will change with the introduction of the new Education Inspection Framework from September? All these questions and more will be covered.

Agenda
10am Registration and networking

10.30 Introduction for; colleges, training providers, universities, local authorities and employer providers
Nick Linford, author of the Complete Guide to Funding Apprenticeships

10:45 Ofsted’s evidence expectations when inspecting apprenticeship standards
Christopher Jones, senior HMI for FE & Skills and Specialist Adviser for Apprenticeships, Ofsted 

11:10 Ofsted’s overall approach to apprenticeship monitoring visits and best practice
Christopher Jones, senior HMI for FE & Skills and Specialist Adviser for Apprenticeships, Ofsted

11:50 Break for refreshments and networking

12:10 Ofsted’s overall approach to apprenticeship full inspections and the new EIF
Christopher Jones, senior HMI for FE & Skills and Specialist Adviser for Apprenticeships, Ofsted 

13:00 Break for lunch and networking time

14:00 Spilling the beans on being the first provider to be Ofsted inspected under the new EIF (including Q&A session)
John Deaville, managing director at Woodspeen Training

15:00 Everything you need to know about achievement rate calculations, minimum standards and the future of the performance regime
Nick Linford

15:30 Workshop end

Quality, funding, finance, MIS, business development and other senior staff will benefit, from prime and subcontractor organisations, such as:
– FE colleges
– Independent learning providers
– Employer providers
– Local authorities and universities funded for apprenticeships
– Other organisations with an interest in apprenticeship inspection

Places are expected to go fast, so book now to avoid disappointment. The fee is £295+ VAT per delegate (no limit per organisation), and bookings can paid online or via invoice, and can be cancelled 7 or more days prior to the event at no cost.

FE Week gold members will receive 1/3rd off the cost of this event (gold membership must be in the delegates name). Find out more about FE Week gold membership here.

 


This workshop is brought to you by Nick Linford, author of the Complete Guide to Funding Apprenticeships and both the Hands-on guide to post-16 funding and the Hands-on guide to post-16 performance and data published by Pearson. Nick was Director of Planning and Performance at Lewisham College for six years whilst also playing a leading role in capacity building on the use of funding performance, data quality and curriculum planning in the learning and skills sector. Nick also wrote the AELP and LSIS funded Sub-contracting toolkit. Nick is owner and a director of Lsect and former editor of the Lsect published newspaper, FE Week.

To download more information about Nick click here.

 

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