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Subsidised ETF courses revealed for SET members

The Society for Education and Training (SET) is offering its members the opportunity to save up to £80 on a selection of Education and Training Foundation (ETF) courses focusing on digital skills, maths and English. As an additional exclusive for SET members, who are already entitled to the ETF’s exclusive offer of 15% off courses, […]

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Watch our new QTLS videos

Watch the latest videos from The Society for Education and Training (SET) and The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) to find out more about what we have to offer practitioners in further education and training. Video 1: What is QTLS?  Check out the first in a series of new videos from SET where our members […]

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First cross-sector opportunity for teachers, trainers and leaders to have their say in a major sector-led systematic Training Needs Analysis

Sector bodies and the Department for Education (DfE) have joined forces under the aegis of the Education and Training Foundation to launch a major national exercise in finding out what teachers, trainers, leaders and institutions across the Further Education (FE) and Training sector see as their training needs. The Training Need Analysis is being conducted […]

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Online tool launched for potential end-point assessors

A new online tool for practitioners thinking of becoming an end-point assessor for apprenticeships has been developed as part of the Future Apprenticeships programme. The CPD self-assessment tool will enable you to: Self-assess against the skills, knowledge and experience needed by an end-point assessor. Identify your immediate and long-term CPD needs. Access support and resources to start […]

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Education and Training Foundation launches Maths and English Shaping Success campaign

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has launched a suite of new courses, tips and tools for teachers and trainers across the Further Education (FE) and Training sector, to provide them with additional support in improving progress in maths and English for their learners. The ETF’s Shaping Success campaign is also in response to Department […]

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ETF responds to launch of Chartered Teacher Programme from the Chartered College of Teaching

Following the launch of Chartered Teacher Programme today, David Russell, Chief Executive of the Education and Training Foundation, said: “Further improving teaching standards and professionalism across the whole of the education landscape is vital. Combining today’s announcement with our successful launch of Advanced Teacher Status earlier this year, which will confer Chartered Teacher Status to […]

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Online tool launched for potential end-point assessors

A new online tool for practitioners thinking of becoming an end-point assessor for apprenticeships has been developed as part of the Future Apprenticeships programme. The CPD self-assessment tool will enable you to: self-assess against the skills, knowledge and experience needed by an end-point assessor identify your immediate and long-term CPD needs access support and resources to start […]

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Calling HR teams: Deadline approaching for national FE Workforce Data Service

All 2016/17 workforce data must be submitted to the national service, SIR Data Insights by 31 October 2017. The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) asks all providers, including colleges, to complete the Staff Individualised Record through SIR Data Insights. After a successful pilot of the new service last year, this year’s objective is to increase […]

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Successfully using ICT to support learning in the secure estate

Identifying and documenting current examples During 2015-16, the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) was a partner in the government-commissioned Coates Review of prison education in England and Wales, to examine how it supports effective rehabilitation of prison learners. As part of its contribution to that review, the Foundation published: A report on the makeup of […]

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Biggest QTLS registration window opens today: Ensuring teachers and trainers get the recognition they deserve

The Society for Education and Training (SET), the professional membership organisation for practitioners working in the post-16 Further Education and Training sector has today opened its most popular registration window for Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status. Last year over 1,600 practitioners achieved the status, after an enriched and improved version was launched in September […]

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ETF launches free Prevent Duty online resources for learners

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has launched Side by Side, a free online Prevent duty awareness course for learners, funded by the Department for Education (DfE). The Foundation has also announced an autumn programme of free events across the country for teachers, trainers and sector professionals. Their aim is to showcase the courses to […]

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SET launches live webchat service

The Society for Education and Training’s (SET) new live webchat service, operated by Echo Managed Services, has been given a rating of four stars or greater* for chat, responsiveness, friendliness and knowledge. Four weeks since its launch, the webchat service is proving popular by members and non-members who can now submit questions and feedback in real-time […]

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QTLS applications opens 1 September

The membership team of the Society for Education and Training (SET) are gearing up to provide support to QTLS applicants in the coming months as they prepare for the most popular application window opening on 1 September. SET are running two QTLS webinars in September and October 2017 to give you all the information you […]

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Applying and refreshing your Digital Skills

The ETF’s Digital Skills programme offers teachers and trainers the opportunity to develop practical skills, refresh their teaching materials and build confidence in using technology. Over 100 people have already completed a course and with a 94% satisfaction rate. Stacey Bullock from Northumberland College said: “I am loving what feels like a new lease of […]

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Increasing the pipeline of BAME senior leaders

A team of three ETF Associates are using their expertise in the sector to coach a group of 15 aspiring leaders to increase their responsibility and secure promotions by January 2018. The participants work across the sector and country, in General Further Education Colleges, Sixth Form Colleges, Local Authorities and Independent Learning Providers. This works […]

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