HM Inspectors' full and interim inspection reports on individual local education authority and non-local education authority further education establishments, and general surveys of the provision of facilities for further education in an area, having regard to the particular needs of the area and in some cases its local industries.
These reports were required to show that further education establishments in England and Wales maintained an adequate and efficient teaching staff and that the scope, organization and curricula satisfied the Board of Education's requirements.
The earliest records in this series are from 1909, following the re-organisation of the Technical Inspectorate in 1908, which provided for a systematic inspection of the various schools and facilities for further education, in accordance with the terms of Memoranda to Inspectors 'T' Nos 6 and 7.
Until 1956, this series includes reports on all types of further education establishments.
The series includes material which would otherwise be found in ED 51.