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Two male vocational learners with tools

Call for evidence on employer engagement activities for learners

Learning and Work Institute has been commissioned by the Education and Training Foundation to gather evidence on effective employer engagement activities for learners aged 16 and 17 studying below Level 2. This important piece of work will help to inform the planning and development of the proposed ‘transition year’ for learners aged 16 and 17 with low […]

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SET's Festive Countdown

Your chance to enter SET’s Festive Countdown Prize Draw

Have you seen the Festive Countdown on the Society for Education and Training (SET)’s Facebook page and website? You can enter the prize draw to be in with a chance of winning a one-day course* run by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) and a £100 Amazon voucher! Simply like one of SET’s Festive Countdown Facebook […]

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ETF recruiting for new Technical Education Expert Panel members

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) is recruiting new members to its Technical Education Expert Panel who can bring their knowledge and experience to improve the support the national professional development body gives to teachers, trainers and leaders in the Further Education (FE) and Training sector. A cornerstone of how the ETF operates is that […]

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Festival of Learning, award nominations open 2 November to 5 january 2018

Nominations open for Festival of Learning

Nominations are now open for the Festival of Learning 2018 awards, searching for the best stories of adult learning to showcase projects, individuals, tutors, employers who have used learning to transform their lives and the lives of others. The ETF are sponsoring the Tutor of the year award, recognising a tutor who has made a […]

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ETF and Oxford Saïd expand leadership training portfolio for Further Education leaders

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has announced a new addition to its suite of Further Education leadership training programmes being delivered in partnership with Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. The new Further Education Preparing for CEO Programme is open to senior leaders across Further Education and is designed to prepare those aspiring to […]

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New and interactive SEND resource for FE teachers

A new interactive ‘what works’ resource for those working with pupils and students with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) has been published today. The resource – ‘SEN support: research evidence on effective approaches and examples of current practice in good and outstanding schools and colleges’ – provides leaders, teachers and practitioners with access to […]

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Perceptions survey

Every year the ETF asks the Further Education and Training sector what they think about our performance and the impact we have. Please help us to help the profession by completing our perceptions survey by Tuesday 21 November. As the national support body for the sector, it is vital we are responsive, effective and provide […]

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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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TES FE Awards – 1 week left to enter

The ETF is proud to be the official sponsor of the 2018 TES FE Awards. There are only 7 days to go before the 2018 #tesFEawards closes for entries! Enter before midnight on Friday 27 October 2017. The awards are open to anyone working in the UK FE sector; colleges; work-based learning providers; adult and […]

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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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