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Further Education colleges play huge part in increasing access to Higher Education

In A-level results week, the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has today published its College Higher Education Local Impact Summary (CHELIS) report showing the increasing value of college-based higher education in widening participation by bringing it closer to students’ homes. The report analyses the numbers and characteristics of those studying for higher education qualifications at […]

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Strategic Leadership Programme: Cohort One is under way

The ETF is delighted to announce the successful start of its new Strategic Leadership Programme in partnership with the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School. The first three day residential at Oxford in June saw the first cohort of CEOs from FE, Adult Education and ITPs meeting for a programme of lectures and seminars which […]

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New research published into career progression trends in Further Education

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) and its membership body, the Society for Education and Training (SET) have published a report exploring career progression within the Further Education and Training sector. The research is the first of its kind to provide evidence for barriers to career progression including workload and lack of time, as well […]

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A new collaborative approach to simplify workforce data collection in Further Education

Three key organisations in Further Education (FE) have announced plans to work together to collect workforce data from FE Colleges. This will provide improved consistency, reliability and credibility in the sector’s workforce data alongside reducing the burden on college administrators. The Education and Training Foundation (ETF), the University and College Union (UCU), and the Association […]

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Teachers, trainers and education-leaders encouraged to work towards a Masters through research

Teachers, trainers and education leaders working in the Further Education (FE) and Training sector are being encouraged to sign up to an innovative practitioner research support programme, which provides a valuable opportunity to improve practice in the sector and gain a Masters qualification at the same time. These programmes are free of charge1 and come […]

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Education and Training Foundation appoint new Chief Operating Officer and Associate Director for Professional and Technical Education

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has today announced senior appointments to two newly created roles. In October, Jenny Jarvis will be joining the charity as Chief Operating Officer and Neil Bates will be joining as Associate Director for Professional and Technical Education. Both will play a key role in the ETF’s increasingly important drive […]

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Further Forces programme launched to retrain Armed Forces Service Leavers as Further Education teachers and trainers

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) in partnership with the Gatsby Charitable Foundation has launched the Further Forces programme, a scheme to retrain Armed Forces Service Leavers to teach technical subjects, including science, engineering and technology, in the Further Education and Training sector. The scheme is funded jointly by the Education and Training Foundation and […]

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Side by Side: the learner Prevent duty online modules

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) is pleased to launch Side by Side, the Prevent duty online modules for learners across the Further Education (FE) and Training sector. These are funded by the Department for Education (DfE) so can be used free of charge. All FE providers have a duty to safeguard their students – […]

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Education and Training Foundation launches Advanced Teacher Status

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has today launched Advanced Teacher Status (ATS) for teachers and trainers. This is a further step cementing the role of the ETF in improving and championing the quality of the sector’s teaching and training profession, critical to achieving the vision for a world-class technical and vocational education system set […]

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FE governance matchmaking service goes live

The Inspiring FE Governance website, which helps connect FE provider boards with skilled individuals interested in serving on boards, has launched today. The service works by creating a pool of qualified volunteers with a range of business backgrounds who are interested in serving on FE boards, including as future chairs of finance committees. The service […]

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Two ETF trustees awarded OBEs in Queen’s Birthday Honours List

The Education and Training Foundation would like to congratulate all those who have been recognised in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to Further Education (FE) and training. The deserving recipients for this year’s honours include two of the ETF’s trustees – Paul Mullins, Chair of the Education and Training Foundation for services […]

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Annual workforce report highlights level of qualifications for Further Education teachers and trainers

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has today published1 its annual Workforce Data Report (2015/16)2 highlighting trends in staffing numbers, pay and demographics across all provider types in the English Further Education (FE) and Training sector. This report also forms part of ETF’s SIR Data Insights service3 which is a free decision-making tool offering data […]

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ETF Board Member and Trustee: a learner perspective

ETF has a trustee vacancy; we are looking for a learner who is interested in contributing to strategic decision making and improving the delivery of education and training to join the ETF Board. Our Board oversees the work of ETF; it sets strategic direction, ensures proper financial arrangements are in place, and ensures that ETF […]

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‘Surviving or Thriving’ in apprenticeships

Future Apprenticeships is supporting the sector to deliver high quality and inclusive apprenticeships that will help boost the economy. The equality, diversity and inclusion in apprenticeships online course has already had over 600 registrations from front-line apprenticeship staff. New specialist resources on mental-health are now available as part of this free online course. It is […]

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Mental health and apprenticeships

Apprenticeships have always been seen as a catalyst for economic and social change, improving the life chances and earning potential of the apprentice. That said, apprenticeships can place strains on individuals as they work, study and manage domestic responsibilities. As the Government continues to realise its vision of 3 million apprenticeships by 2020, the challenge […]

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