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Welfare Reform on the Web (May 2005): Education - UK - Training

COMMON INSPECTION FRAMEWORK FOR INSPECTING EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Ofsted

London: 2005 (HMI 3884)

The Common Inspection Framework meets the requirements of the Learning and Skills Act 2000. It sets out the principles applicable to the inspection of post-16 non-higher education and training carried out under Part III of the Act. Inspections are carried out by Ofsted and the Adult Learning Inspectorate. Framework comprises the common inspection schedule, procedures in the case that the provision is inadequate, principles of inspection, a code of conduct for inspectors, and a complaints procedure.

MAKING SENSE OF QUALIFICATIONS

M. Curnock Cook

Public Servant, Mar. 11th 2005, p.13

The director of the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) reports on the proposed provision of a coherent and flexible framework for the way qualifications and achievements are recognised and categorised. Primarily, but not exclusively focusing on adult learning, and the needs of employers and sector skills councils, radical changes plan to introduce recognition of in house and quality short course training.

TEACHERS' TRAINER KEEN TO LEARN FROM OTHERS

J. Nightingale

Public Servant, Mar. 11th 2005, p. 12

Career planning is part of the expanded remit of the soon to be renamed Teacher Training Agency (Training and Development Agency). In the context of modern labour markets and a teacher recruitment crisis, chief executive Ralph Tabberer, who reports enviable retention figures in education, discusses plans to reduce the barriers for career path building, drawing on learning partnerships with health and social care sectors.

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