Sally Dicketts appointed to ETF Board

The Education and Training Foundation is delighted to welcome Sally Dicketts CBE, to our Board. She is Chief Executive of Activate Learning, which brings together further education colleges, University Technical Colleges, 11-18 Secondary School and independent providers. Sally has been a leader for more than twenty years in further education with experience spanning colleges, schools […]

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Recruiting Science Engineering and Technology teachers: Further Forces

The Further Forces programme is a joint initiative of Gatsby, the Education and Training Foundation (ETF), the Ministry of Defence and the Department for Education. Funded by ETF and Gatsby, it offers Armed Forces personnel with significant Science Engineering and Technology experience, an opportunity to be retrained as a teacher in further education (FE) and […]

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Congratulations to FE professionals recognised in New Year Honours list

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has warmly congratulated those involved in further education and training who have received honours in the New Year. David Russell, ETF Chief Executive, said today: “Further education and training changes lives and underpins the country’s economic success.  I congratulate those honoured.  These individuals have served in a wide variety […]

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Ten new projects to support sector through Skills Plan challenges

Chief Executive David Russell said today, “This has been an excellent year for the Education and Training Foundation.  We have provided crucial support for staff and leaders, addressing key concerns of the whole further education and training sector.  We look forward to next year with confidence.” “I am very pleased to present our second Annual […]

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Qualifications in education, training and assessment: revised guidance published

The Education and Training Foundation, working with a variety of sector bodies, has produced revised guidance on the qualifications in education, training and assessment available and relevant for working in the post-16 education and training sector. With AELP, Ascentis, City and Guilds, Pearson and UCET, we have produced updated guidance on the teaching qualifications for […]

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Two new board members appointed

The Education and Training Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of two new additions to its Board. Mick Ord is the International Operations Director of BAE Systems.  He has been MD of projects of vital national importance such as the F35 Joint Strike Fighter and BAE’s Naval Ships operations, covering turnover in excess of […]

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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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A new series of webinars challenge FE leaders to think big and stop obsessing about the detail

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) have commissioned the Sussex Council of Training Providers (SCTP) to deliver a series of Future Leadership webinars for the FE and skills sector. The webinars explore the hot topics in the sector and how education leaders – and emerging leaders – can apply the latest research and practice into […]

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National programme launched to improve the delivery of independent end-point assessment in apprenticeships

A large-scale programme, funded by the Department for Education and commissioned by the Education and Training Foundation, is today being launched to improve capacity to deliver independent end-point assessment in apprenticeships. The programme, co-managed by AELP and SDN, will substantially increase the number of Apprenticeship Assessment Organisations (AAOs) and begin to create and prepare a […]

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First ResearchEd FE conference in partnership with ETF

The ETF has entered into partnership with ResearchED to run the first ever FE-dedicated ResearchED event on Saturday 3 December at the BSix academy, Hackney. ResearchED is a grass-roots, teacher-led organisation aimed at improving research literacy in education, and that it has grown quickly in popularity in the schools sector.  Its objectives mirror those of ETF.  It gives practitioners […]

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