A Day with Ofsted 2021

Monday, 17 January 2022 | Macdonald Burlington Hotel, Birmingham

A Day with Ofsted 2021


Ofsted continues to play a vital part in the further education and skills system. Inspection can be a major 'make or break' event for all provider types in direct receipt of government funding. Understanding how Ofsted looks at things, its latest thinking, and where its concerns lie, is important for all of us.

As with previous years, the ‘A Day with Ofsted’ event will provide an overview of the Chief Inspector's Annual Report delivered by Paul Joyce, HMI, Deputy Director for Further Education and Skills, followed by a range of informative sessions from respected and recognisable specialist advisors Richard Beynon, Senior HMI, Richard Pemble, HMI and Peter Nelson, HMI.

The event will also offer peer to peer support with a "Road to Outstanding" session where delegates will have the opportunity to hear from recent grade 1 inspected providers about their journey and a Provider Showcase panel discussion with speakers from a range of provider types, ensuring we are catering for everyone in our membership.

Who's Attending?

'A Day with Ofsted' is aimed at staff members working in Independent Training Providers (ITPs), Colleges, HEIs, Employer-Providers and Adult Community Learning Providers, including (but not limited to):

  • Inspection Nominees
  • Chief Executives, Managing Directors - Employment and Skills Providers
  • Principals, Assistant Principals & Vice-Principals 
  • Quality Managers
  • Directors of Learning and Teaching
  • Senior Managers
  • Directors and Heads of Quality and Improvement
  • Directors of Vocational Training and Education
  • Heads of 16+ Development
  • Operations Directors
  • Directors and Heads of Curriculum and Development


You can now purchase the content from the conference.

AELP Member rate £159 + VAT | Non-Member Rate £319 


    Comments from A Day with Ofsted January 2021 include:

    "A really useful day which refocused the mind."

    "A really useful and informative day - it's given me plenty of food for thought about how to move my training provision forward. Thank you."

    "Really good to revisit requirements and pick up new ideas."

    "Another great Ofsted event hosted by AELP. Very informative and good to hear from other providers and how they are moving forward in these current times. Thank you."

    "An informative session providing relevant insights. Good to hear confirmation that there is understanding of the current challenges being faced by providers."

    "This was a really valuable day. Thoroughly well organised and implemented. Rich conversations and meaningful information provided...Thank you from me!"

    "Enjoyable event that was informative."