Before you apply to be an inspector you need to identify a sponsoring diocese. This may be the diocese in which you live, or in which you work, or simply a diocese that would be willing to sponsor you wherever you live or work.
Please first check with your sponsoring diocese that they have vacancies for inspectors with your experience and skill set.
In addition you need to be eligible to apply. Eligibility is defined in the downloads below.
The Catholic Schools Inspectorate is the name given to the work carried out by Catholic dioceses of England and Wales collectively to support a national inspection framework for denominational inspections. The national framework is administered by the Catholic Education Service (CES) on behalf of Catholic dioceses.
The application process involves you submitting an application form to the CES. Your completed form will then be processed by the CES and shared with the Diocese to which you are applying (your Sponsoring Diocese). Your Sponsoring Diocese will then assess your suitability to be put forward for training as an inspector. If your application is approved and you successfully complete the training, the CES will include your details on the central register of inspectors and issue you with a licence to inspect.
For more information about how both the CES and your Sponsoring Diocese will collect, share and use your information please download the privacy notice below.