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ETF commissions ICAEW for second year to deliver its CFO leadership programme

ICAEW has been commissioned for the second year to deliver the Education and Training Foundation’s Further Education (FE) CFO programme. This unique leadership programme is deemed essential to enable FE CFO’s to partner with their CEO to help drive strategy forward. The programme has had outstanding feedback from the 85 delegates who attended the four […]

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Application and Guidance launched for Taking Teaching Further programme

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has today now launched application guidance details of the new two-year Taking Teaching Further programme commissioned by the Department for Education. The national initiative, which the ETF and the Association of Colleges (AoC) played a key role in developing, aims to attract experienced industry professionals with expert technical knowledge […]

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£5m fund launched by DfE to attract experienced industry professionals to teach in FE

A £5million scheme calling on experts from across a range of technical sectors to work in further education has been launched today by Skills Minister Anne Milton. The Taking Teaching Further programme will pay for up to 150 professionals from sectors such as engineering and computing to retrain as further education teachers. This expertise will […]

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Inaugural SET conference 2018: Pride in Professionalism

The Society for Education and Training (SET) has opened bookings for its first national conference in Birmingham on 7 November. Shaped by members and practitioner-led, the conference aims to provide practical guidance for today’s busy teachers, trainers and educators. Sector leaders have already been confirmed as speakers and discussions will be based on the theme […]

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Many FE professionals recognised in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours

The Education and Training Foundation would like to congratulate all those who have been recognised in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to Further Education (FE) and training. The deserving recipients for this year’s honours include Matthew Coffey, who joined Ofsted in 2007 and was appointed COO in 2014, Gill Alton, chief executive of […]

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New research finds resilient and reliable IT infrastructure remains key to the future of EdTech in FE colleges

A new study published by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has found that, despite considerable advancements in EdTech, the key to fuller implementation of digital technology in Further Education still lies in ensuring the fundamentals, such as a reliable IT infrastructure and appropriate classroom design, are in place, alongside a clear, digital strategy at […]

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Free webinar to outline support available from ETF for apprenticeships delivery

Next week the Education and Training Foundation is delivering a free webinar aimed at apprenticeship providers and employers. The webinar will take place on 5 June between 12-1pm. The aim of this one-hour webinar is to provide an overview of the support available for providers and employers who are making the transition from apprenticeship frameworks […]

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Voices of the FE Sector Document published

A group of education leaders have collected, edited and published a series of articles to capture the voices of leaders within the Further Education sector. The Voices of the Further Education Sector: The purpose of the Further Education Sector Now? document showcases a wide range and powerful set of voices, including a thought-provoking piece from the Education […]

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More funding available for the OTLA programme in technical skills

A further £90,000 is available through the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) for three new joint-practice development projects under the Outstanding, Teaching, Learning and Assessment’s (OTLA) National Technical Skills Programme. The OTLA programme is designed to support the development of the technical teaching workforce across the sector. The projects focus on enhancing teaching, learning and assessment, […]

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Mental Health Awareness Week: Coping with stress in the workplace

The Society for Education and Training (SET) has opened up a selection of member-only resources and content this week, focusing on stress and how employers can recognise and respond to practitioners affected by mental health issues.

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ETF relaunches bitesize digital courses to equip sector workforce with vital tools for the future learning environment

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has this week relaunched seven free, online CPD courses that will help teachers and trainers more fully apply digital tools in the classroom. The newly updated will run for the next four weeks, and then repeat again each month for the next year. The development of digital skills is […]

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SET opens next application window for Advanced Teacher Status

The Society for Education and Training (SET) has this month launched the application window for teachers and trainers to join the third cohort of professionals to apply for Advanced Teacher Status (ATS), which starts in October. Two cohorts of advanced teachers and trainers are already working towards the Status and have had a key role […]

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Maths for Life Trials – Do you want to take part?

Following successful evaluation of the development year materials, the Centre for Research in Mathematics Education at the University of Nottingham are now recruiting colleges to take part in the Maths-for-life randomised controlled trial. This trial is supported by the Education Endowment Foundation.  Maths-for-Life consists of five key lessons alongside a professional development programme which have […]

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Landmark Training Needs Analysis report sets out the evidence base for investment in workforce development

Full Report: See Appendix 1 below for the ten most significant findings  A focus on leadership and management, English, maths and digital skills are needed to take the FE profession forward with confidence through the current set of reforms – this is the primary conclusion of the landmark analysis of the training needs for […]

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The benefits of online learning

Marcin Lewandowski, Head of Learning at the charity, Action West London, explains how a group of learners have benefitted from a project blending traditional classroom teaching with live online conversation classes.  While the country was gripped by the coldest winter for 18 years with temperatures plummeting and scores of schools closed due to treacherous weather […]

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