Professional Standards and Workforce Development

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The Professional Standards and Workforce Development team is committed to:

  • Professionalising the sector workforce
  • Attracting the brightest and the best people to teach in the sector
  • Enabling the sector to take the lead in improving the quality of teaching and learning
  • A high priority for 2015 is supporting outcomes for learners in maths and English.

    How are we doing this?

    In consultation with the sector, we have developed a set of Professional Standards that set out clear expectations of effective practice in education and training.
    We have commissioned a range of research, resources and training, particularly to support practitioners improve outcomes for learners in maths and English.
    We have also commissioned three projects working on Outstanding Teaching Learning and Assessment, focussing on regional improvement in teaching delivery through evidence based activity and sharing of effective practice.
    The FE Advice helpline provides advice to anyone thinking about working in education and training, and receives over 1000 website visits a month.