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SET successfully launches Corporate Partnership status to help FE providers deliver high quality teaching and learning

Since the Society for Education and Training (SET) introduced Corporate Partner status in May 2017, 15 colleges have already signed up for the status which serves as a badge of recognition that they are committed to investing in staff development, progression and high-quality recruitment. Several more colleges are in the process of signing up over […]

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Becoming an end-point assessor – kick-starting your preparations and CPD – extra date added!

Are you interested in becoming an apprenticeship end-point assessor? Due to the high popularity of the assessor events, we are offering an additional one-day workshop on 22 March in Birmingham to kick-start your journey. Based on in-depth research with assessor experts, this workshop will help you understand what makes a good end-point assessor. It will feature […]

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ETF-supported national conference explores UK skills gap solutions

A national conference brought together leaders in business, education, academia and policy in Leeds last week and generated debate about improving technical and vocational education. UCL Institute of Education (IOE), a world leading centre for research and teaching in education and social science organised the event supported by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF). Working […]

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Over 200,000 Further Education professionals complete Prevent duty training

Since its launch in September 2015, over 200,000 professionals across the Further Education sector have completed the Education and Training Foundation’s (ETF) Prevent duty support programme1 – funded by the Department for Education (DfE). Those completing the online modules, created and developed by the sector’s national workforce development body, include teachers, trainers, leaders, support staff […]

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ETF sponsors Women’s Leadership Network 2018 annual conference

#WLNFE2018: Releasing Talent On 8 March 2018, International Women’s Day, the Women’s Leadership Network will host their annual conference at Morley College in London. Leaders and aspiring leaders from further education and the private sector will examine how employers and employees can do more to release their own inherent talents and those of their colleagues. […]

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Webinars for maths and English in Apprenticeships

Are you interested in improving your delivery of maths and English within the new apprenticeship standards? We are offering a series of interactive CPD webinars to support a range of staff including assessors, work-based supervisors, trainers, instructors, employers and managers to address some of the key challenges around delivering maths and English in apprenticeships. Each […]

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Securing the right work placements for learners with SEND

A new free e-learning module – The Right Place – to help ensure learners with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) are on the most meaningful work placements has been launched today. The module, funded by Department for Education, has been developed by Royal Mencap Society for their Right Place project and complements the Foundation’s […]

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ETF/AoC Quality Practitioners Conference

The Education & Training Foundation (ETF) is pleased to sponsor a conference aimed at sharing effective practice across the sector. The Association of Colleges (AoC)/ETF Quality Practitioners Conference, at The Studio, Birmingham, on 7 February, will provide participants with the opportunity to hear about effective practice sector and provide them with the opportunity to hear […]

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Research into adult phonics launched as part of Functional Skills Reform

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has commissioned new research from University College London (UCL) to investigate current approaches to the use of phonics in Functional Skills English with adult learners. This will be through focus groups and an online survey. This research will help inform the ETF’s advice and guidance to practitioners in the […]

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Free SEND resource launched for IAG providers and teaching staff

The SEND: Sources of Support toolkit has been designed to help learners with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) fulfil their ambitions and aspirations. As part of the ETF’s SEND Workplace Development Programme, the toolkit includes information and tools to help listen to learners with SEND, support learners into employment, learn more about Traineeships and Supported Internships and […]

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New year, new digital skills

The development of digital skills is growing in importance with its inclusion in the new apprenticeship standards and T-levels (when they are introduced in 2020). There’s never been a better time to develop confidence and skills in using technology. Along with the Career Colleges Trust, we are committed to supporting the FE and Training sector […]

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Learning & Work Institute employer engagement – call for evidence deadline extended

There is still to help the Learning & Work Institute inform policy and develop a new resource, by contributing to its call for evidence about your employer engagement provision. The call for evidence is looking for examples of effective employer activities for learners aged 16/17 studying below Level 2. Funded by the Education and Training […]

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50,000 successfully used our Prevent resources for learners

Side by Side, is a free online learner resource from the Education & Training Foundation (ETF), which can help raise confidence in understanding the dangers of extremism and radicalisation and help in the teaching of British values. Currently more than 50,000 learners have enrolled onto the well-received Side by Side Prevent duty awareness modules. Sadly, […]

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Booking now open for ETF and Oxford Saïd programme to prepare future FE leaders

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has opened bookings for the latest of its Further Education leadership training programmes being delivered in partnership with Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. The new Preparing for CEO Programme is open to senior leaders across Further Education (FE) and is designed to prepare them to become a Principal […]

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The ETF welcomes appointment of National Leaders of Further Education

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) supports and welcomes the appointment of the first seven National Leaders of Further Education (NLFE). As serving college leaders with a strong track record of delivering improvement, both at their own colleges and in working with others, they will provide strategic mentoring and support to other colleges that need […]

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