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STOP PRESS: regular inspections of ITT partnerships and FE ITE provision

Routine inspections of ITT including FE ITE providers were scheduled to commence from January 2021. Following the announcement of a return to routine school inspections, alongside other inspection remits, DfE can now confirm that inspections of ITT will commence from April 2021 instead.

Ofsted will provide updated information to providers on any interim activity taking place prior to April 2021.

Ofsted’s revised ITE inspection framework and handbook can be found at

This page provides information for ITE providers as follows:

  1. guidance documents produced by the Education and Training Foundation for ITE qualifications
  2. and also some information about the service we provide.

Any questions contact us - 0300 303 1877 or email


FE Advice service

The team advise on all the above. We can give information and advice about the guidance documents. You are invited to refer prospective applicants to us for information about incentives or other relevant support matters.  We provide regional lists of ITE provision and hence it is helpful to us all if you can keep us informed of any changes to your offer.  Please let us know of any extra and reduced provision and we can pass this information on to our enquirers: 0300 303 1877 or email Thanks.