Benefits of Joining


Membership is suitable for Employer Providers, Independent Training Providers, Colleges, Universities, Specialist Colleges, Local Authorities and all other types of providers delivering ESFA funded learning programmes.

Join our network of post 16 education providers and have access too –

• Expert confidential remote support when you need it most.
• A library of resources and templates focused on quality improvement, inspection preparation and safeguarding in-line with the EIF.
• Discounted rates on all CPD training including webinars, masterclasses and bootcamps.
• Regular free network meetings and working groups, encouraging collaboration across the sector, and sharing best practice.
• Monthly detailed inspection analysis, drawn from our internal database, which is updated daily to identify trends and patterns to help our members understand the changes within the inspections landscape.
• External review on sign-up of the self-assessment report (SAR) or post inspection plan. Providing invaluable, confidential verbal and written feedback.

Membership is annual, with two payment options available to suit your organisation:

Option 1 Option 2
Annual payment of £960+ VAT by Direct Debit, Credit Card (Invoiced on request, payable on receipt) + Initial sign-up fee Monthly payment of £90+ VAT by Direct Debit (Annual commitment) + Initial sign up fee 

The initial sign up fee of £300 + VAT allows you access to a full self assessment review or a post-inspection action plan review, and an individual consultation to discuss your own needs, directing you to the most appropriate resources.

If you would like to join the Fellowship of Inspection Nominees or would like more information about payment options please contact us on

Our library of resources is continuously reviewed, revised and updated to ensure members have access to the highest quality content. Click the links below to see an example of some of the fantastic resources you get from your membership with FIN…


  • Apprenticeships
  • CPD Activities 
  • FAQ’s 
  • IAG and Progress 
  • Leadership and Management 
  • Nominee and Ofsted 
  • Quality Indicators
  • Safeguarding 
  • Self-assessment & QIP 
  • Teaching and Learning 
  • Questions and Questionnaires
  • Governance 
  • Technical routes and Vocational training

Our internal database captures a range of information, which our team utilises to analyse trends and patterns that will help nominees ensure they are kept up to date.

Members can access the detailed analysis behind the numbers, look at positive trends and find out about common issues including:
  • Analysis that identifies trends in outstanding provision from recent published reports.
  • Current themes in RI reports.
  • New providers trends are emerging nationally to help them become inspection ready.
  • Confidential
  • Practical and impartial support and advice
  • Pre and post inspection 
  • Your questions, answered 

Free for members to attend

  • Working groups, networking sessions and special interest groups
  • Working collaboratively and sharing experiences first hand 
  • Better together!


We work with you to balance the requirements of your inspection team with the needs of your organisation

We are here to support you every step of the way, we help you to think about the psychology of an Ofsted inspection. Being part of the fellowship opens the door to a network of like-minded skilled individuals.

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We help to create a clearer path

Navigating the Ofsted inspection process can be challenging. Your support team at FIN are experienced nominees, former or current inspectors and specialists to help you through the process.



We will help you to better prepare for OFSTED inspection

Preparation for, and carrying the burden of an Ofsted inspection can be daunting and lonely. You are representing your organisation and you are also a member of the inspection team sometimes having to convey difficult messages. The fellowship is designed to provide professional and confidential support and advice.

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