May 2019

Ofsted has updated its guidance on the new education inspection framework that comes into force from September 2019. Ofsted will refocus inspections of schools, early years settings and further education and skills providers, to make sure that learners are receiving a high-quality education that puts them on a path to future success.

Ofsted inspectors will spend less time looking at exam results and test data, and more time considering how a school, college or other education provider has achieved their results.

NICE, the National Institute for Health & Care Excellence, is consulting on a draft of their updated guidance on Workplace health: long-term sickness absence and capability to work.

Views are sought by Friday 5th July 2019.


The National Apprenticeship Awards is now open for entries until 28th May. Applications must be made through the awards website

There are nine categories to recognise exceptional employers, apprentices and apprenticeship champions.  

The Employer of the Year categories are open to employers from all sectors and celebrates employers who can showcase their commitment, contribution and the success that apprenticeships have brought to their organisation.