Adult learning inspectorate

Adult Learning Inspectorate

The Government may be criticised for a number of things but its web design
and navigation is always exemplary, as this site shows. The Adult Learning
Inspectorate was set up in April 2001 under the provision of the Learning and
Skills Act 2000 and reports to the Secretary of State for Education on the
quality of education and training received by adult learners and young people.
Its site may not be up there with Amazon or in your
favourite-sites-to-visit-at-lunchtime folder, but when you do need it, it
certainly delivers. It sets out exactly what the inspectorate’s aims and
responsibilities are and provides a wealth of downloadable reports, inspection
statistics, forms and guidance notes. These are either in Acrobat pdf format or
Microsoft Excel, and it allows you to link to downloadable viewers for each of
these if you don’t already have them. The publications section features issues
of Talisman, the inspectorate’s newsletter, along with other useful
publications, which are also downloadable as pdfs. The search engine was still
under construction, but will no doubt be a useful addition to the site when it

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