• Ofsted annual report warns apprenticeship levy being spent on graduate scheme rebadging

    Amanda Spielman has amplified Ofsted’s concern that too much apprenticeship levy funding is being spent on higher levels, which is squeezing out the recruitment of young people onto lower level programmes. The chief inspector (pictured) raised the issue in her second annual report, published this morning. “We are concerned that in many cases, levy money

    10.00 Dec. 4th, 2018 | News

  • Ofsted annual report 2017/18: Nine key findings for FE

    Amanda Spielman presented her second annual report as Ofsted’s chief inspector this morning. She used it to highlight improvement in overall FE outcomes in the face of funding pressures, as well as concerns that the apprenticeship levy isn’t being used as intended. FE Week has the nine key findings for FE and skills providers.  

    14.03 Dec. 4th, 2018 | News

  • Ofsted warned before annual report of worsening employer provider performance

    Ofsted has been warned before the launch of its annual report that it will need to “work hard” to drive up standards among employer-providers, whose overall performance has got even worse. There were 20 employer-providers inspected by Ofsted in 2016/17, and a disappointing 55 per cent received a grade three or four, below the level

    18.38 Dec. 12th, 2017 | News