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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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New further education programme for Chief Financial Officers

As demands on the further education sector rise, the need for FDs and CFOs to step forward is clear. ICAEW have announced today (29 March 2017) that they have been commissioned by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) to deliver a programme that will deliver a step change in the ability of CFOs in the […]

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Announcing the FE Strategic Leadership Programme

The new Further Education Strategic leadership programme is commissioned by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) and will be delivered by Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, one of the world’s leading business schools, renowned for delivering cutting-edge education and groundbreaking research. The programme, which is designed to raise leadership capability and capacity, is open […]

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Initial Teacher Education report published

The Education and Training Foundation publishes today its third annual report on Initial Teacher Education (ITE).   This looks at the 2014/2015 academic year. It is clear that people often undergo ITE as part of a career change, or adding teaching to an existing technical profession. The typical learner studies part-time while in-service (so teaching and […]

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Self-assessment report published

The annual ETF Self-Assessment Process draws on four sources of information: i. A comprehensive and confidential online Staff Survey conducted with all permanent and contracted employees ii. A Contractors’ Survey allowing suppliers to give feedback on the ETF’s tendering and contract management iii. A sector-wide Perceptions Survey gauging awareness, understanding of, and views on the full […]

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Training Needs Analysis: Four key FE and training bodies collaborate on workforce needs

As part of our commitment to evidence-based policy and practice, the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) today announces our intention to conduct a cross-sector Training Needs Analysis for staff in the FE and training sector. The survey will be co-designed by ETF and the sector’s 3 main representative bodies AoC, AELP and HOLEX, and conducted […]

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OTLA Technical Skills programme deadline extended to 10am 10 March 2017

The Outstanding Teaching Learning and Assessment (OTLA) Technical Skills programme is a national programme to enhance teaching, learning and assessment. The programme focuses on supporting the development of technical skills, teaching practice and stronger employer-provider partnerships, with the aim of working towards outstanding provision for all students on technical routes. Association of Colleges (AoC), in […]

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New equality, diversity and inclusion course launched

A new online course has been launched to help apprenticeship staff engage and support a diverse range of apprentices (and their employers) right the way through the new apprenticeship standards journey. The two hour ETF course, which has been developed by the Strategic Development Network (SDN), helps teachers and trainers to work through equality, diversity […]

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New tool to improve outcomes for learners with SEND

Post-16 education providers and local authorities can now self-assess their effectiveness of supporting young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). A new self-assessment tool and guide have been produced by the SEND Workforce Development Project, a DfE-funded consortium led by the Education and Training Foundation. The Children and Families Act, 2014 means the […]

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