Inspection Nominee Training

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🖈 Location: Novotel Birmingham Centre

📅 Date: Wednesday 12 June 2024

⏱️ Time: 09:00 to 15:30

£ Cost: 300 per delegate (VAT Included)

Booking Enquiries

To reserve a place on this workshop, get in touch:

✉️ Email:

📞 07827 947624

Workshop Overview:

Achieving a successful inspection outcome is a key focus for all education providers within further education and skills. The inspection nominee, and their leadership of the inspection process, is crucial to the success of any inspection. Effective nominees have the skills to ensure their organisations have every opportunity to showcase their strengths whilst working constructively with the inspection team to plan the inspection collaboratively. This workshop will inspire and challenge you and ultimately develop the essential leadership skills to manage the inspection process. During this one-day face-to-face workshop, you will work with two expert trainers who have previously worked as His Majesty’s Inspectors and key members of the Ofsted national training team. Your colleagues will look to you for guidance before, during and after inspection - this workshop will equip you with the skills and confidence to be a highly effective inspection nominee.


Workshop Content

The Inspection Nominee training will take place over a one-day face-to-face workshop. The workshop will be interactive and highly engaging and will elevate your inspection knowledge significantly.


The Essential Knowledge you Will Acquire:

  • Complete confidence in the inspection process and the nominee’s role within this.

  • How lead inspectors plan the inspection of your college/training provider.

  • The key stages of inspection: preparation, the planning call, between the planning call and day one of the inspection, inspection day by day.

  • How inspectors write their evidence, and how they make robust judgments.

  • How you, as a nominee, can challenge effectively.

  • How lead inspectors manage their team and monitor the inspection's effectiveness.


The Essential High Levels Skills you Will Acquire:

  • How to ensure all college staff have every confidence in your leadership and management of the inspection process.

  • How to be a highly effective nominee, and how to manage any challenges with skill and confidence.

  • Using the inspection handbook to ensure razor-sharp focus on the EIF.

  • How to build positive relationships with inspectors leading to an open and transparent inspection.

  • How to be skilfully vigilant and anticipate inspectors’ requests for further evidence.

  • How to coach senior leaders to explain quality improvement plans and demonstrate the rapid improvements you are making.

  • How to best present evidence of your skills provision and the impact of stakeholder involvement.


Who is the Workshop for:

This new workshop has been designed for Ofsted nominees, skills nominees, shadow nominees and senior leaders within training providers and colleges.



Dan Beale

FE Associates Director of Partnerships and former HMI with an excellent reputation for delivering engaging development workshops.

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Andy Fitt

Former HMI and highly successful national trainer with Ofsted, developing new HMI and Ofsted inspectors.

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