As part of a phased return to routine inspections, Ofsted will carry out interim visits and monitoring visits to further education and skills providers from 28 September 2020.
Routine inspections will remain suspended during this initial period while providers resume normal activity following the extended break in on-site education and training. Ofsted intend to return to routine inspection in January 2021 but will be keeping the exact timing under review.
Ofsted published an operational note on the 2nd of September, which contains information about the processes before, during and after an interim visit and describes the main activities that inspectors will carry out during these visits. It also covers monitoring visits that will take place in this interim period.