1 Inspectorate empowered to offer advice and support during the inspection process .
2 A genuinely common inspection framework and processes for all post-14 education and training.
3 Colleges to be judged against similar colleges rather than those with a very different profile.
4 Ways of measuring the "value added" to all learners on all courses are developed, as well as recognition of partial achievement.
5 Lighter touch inspection for those colleges where the quality of provision is consistently high.
6 Greater use of institutional self assessment and other documentary evidence from auditors, the LSC and student surveys.
7 Grades for leadership and management to be consistently applied to reflect improvements in student success.
Source: Association of Colleges