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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: http://www.et-foundation.co.uk/research/training-needs-analysis/ 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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High quality training programmes and online self-study materials for Careers Leaders

The Careers & Enterprise Company has been commissioned to support the development of outstanding Careers Leaders in schools and colleges across the country through offering an online resource and training course accessible to all Careers Leaders. The government’s Careers Strategy expects all schools and colleges to have a named Careers Leader in place by September […]

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SET launches new modern identity to better reflect the career, community and professional practice of its members

Following extensive research with its members, the Society for Education and Training (SET), the membership body dedicated to professionals working across further education, vocational teaching and training, has launched its new and refreshed brand identity. This was in response to a desire by professionals that the identity of their membership body be more accurately portrayed […]

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ETF report shows quality of initial teacher training for FE profession is high

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has today published the fourth annual report examining the provision and take-up of Initial Teacher Education (ITE) in the Further Education (FE) and Training sector. It is part of the ETF’s Spring series of independent, impartial and comprehensive research which started with the SIR Workforce Data Report, and will […]

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Spring QTLS window now open – register now

The Society for Education and Training (SET), the membership body dedicated to professionals working across further education, vocational teaching and training, has now opened the next registration window for Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status. With more organisations requiring QTLS as part of their job criteria, SET are expecting to see another steady increase […]

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Grant applications now open to explore OTLA of apprenticeships standards

Grant applications are now open to explore outstanding teaching, learning and assessment (OTLA) of apprenticeships standards. The programme is commissioned by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) and being managed by the Strategic Development Network (SDN). Delivering apprenticeship standards in future will require a significant shift in the way teaching, learning and assessment is approached. These […]

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Annual report highlights new FE workforce data as part of ETF’s Spring research series

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has published1 its latest annual workforce data report (2016-17)2. This is the most robust and independent source of data on the latest trends in demographics, staffing numbers and pay across all provider types in the Further Education (FE) and Training sector. It is part of the ETF’s Spring series […]

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ETF response to AELP announcement

Following the decision by the Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) to resign its membership of the ETF and remove two appointed trustees from the ETF board today, David Russell, Chief Executive, said: “We are disappointed by the decision and we will be seeking discussions with both the Chair and the Chief Executive of […]

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