Guidance: Inspecting secure training centres: framework

Care Quality Commission

December 15
09:30 2022

Annex A: Request for information - annual inspection of a secure training centre

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Annex C: CQC requirement letter


The framework sets out how Ofsted, together with His Majestys Inspectorate of Prisons and the Care Quality Commission, will inspect secure training centres. This framework came into force in April 2019.

We carried out assurance visits of secure training centres from September 2020 until March 2021. View archived guidance on these assurance visits.

Published 7 February 2014
Last updated 15 December 2022 +show all updates
  1. Updated to clarify the urgent notification process.

  2. Removed guidance on assurance visits as these are no longer taking place. We have revised the secure training centres framework to take the 2019 education inspection framework into account and updated the timeline so there is a shorter timescale to report publication. We have also revised the Annex A form.

  3. Added guidance on assurance visits that Ofsted will carry out from 1

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