About us

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The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) was established in October 2013 and is the Government-backed, sector-owned national support body for the Further Education and Training sector. The ETF receives grant funding from the Department for Education (DfE) and the current grant for 2017-18 is detailed in the grant letters below:

2016-17 grant letters:

In addition, we generate commercial income and receive additional grants from a variety of sources.

We are owned by the FE and Training sector. On behalf of the whole sector, three Founding Members appoint the majority of our board. The Founding Members are the Association of Colleges (AoC), the Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP), and the Association of Adult Education and Training Organisations (AAETO), operating through the Holex and LEAFEA networks.


Charity Information

A registered charity the Foundation received charitable status on 19 September 2013, and you can view our registration certificate here (registration no: 1153859) . Operating as a charity ensures that the Foundation provides the greatest benefit to the professionals we aim to support. Our established charitable objectives place improving the quality of learning through empowering the professionals of the sector at the core of the Foundation’s operations.

Details of the Foundation’s charitable objectives, how we work and who we benefit can be found on the Charity Commission’s website.