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Education and Training Foundation

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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Vikki Liogier the EdTech 50 2018

EdTech 50 recognises individuals leading the way in education technology

The Edtech50 is a celebration of the people, products and projects shaping the education and technology sector across the UK. Vikki Liogier, Head of Learning Technologies at the ETF has been honoured as one of the 50 providers. The awards were held at a House of Lords reception launched by Edtech UK and Jisc. As […]

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Celebrating the Higher Apprentice of the Year Award 2018

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) was proud to present the Higher Apprentice of the Year award at the SEMTA Skills Awards 2018 on Thursday 1 March 2018 in London. The award was won by Thomas French from KMF Group Ltd, based in Newcastle-under-Lyme, is one of the UK’s and Europe’s leading precision sheet metal […]

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ETF supporting National Apprenticeship Week 2018

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) is pleased to support National Apprenticeship Week 2018. The awareness week, which runs from 5-9 March, reflects the ETF’s own support for apprenticeships and technical education. During the week employers and apprentices will come together to celebrate their successes whilst encouraging even more people to choose an apprenticeship as […]

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TES FE Awards

TES FE Awards winners showcase the very best in Further Education

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) was delighted with the high calibre of winners at the TES FE Awards, held on 23 February 2018 at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London. The awards sponsored by the ETF celebrated and rewarded the dedication and expertise of those who make life-changing contributions to improving the skill levels of […]

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First practitioner-led investigation launched into the teaching, learning and assessment of apprenticeship standards

A major practitioner-led programme is being launched today, investigating the fundamental shift in teaching, learning and assessment in the context of new apprenticeship standards. Funded by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF), the programme is an opportunity for practitioners to explore, understand and share what outstanding looks like in the new approach to apprenticeships. Julie […]

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TES FE Awards

ETF supports the showcase of inspiring winners at the TES FE Awards 2018

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) is supporting this year’s TES FE Awards as the lead sponsor to support, celebrate and disseminate the very best practice and workforce development in FE to help drive teaching, training and leadership standards. The awards, which are being held on 23 February 2018 at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, […]

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Society for Education and Training Corporate Partner

SET successfully launches Corporate Partnership status to help FE providers deliver high quality teaching and learning

Since the Society for Education and Training (SET) introduced Corporate Partner status in May 2017, 15 colleges have already signed up for the status which serves as a badge of recognition that they are committed to investing in staff development, progression and high-quality recruitment. Several more colleges are in the process of signing up over […]

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Becoming an end-point assessor – kick-starting your preparations and CPD – extra date added!

Are you interested in becoming an apprenticeship end-point assessor? Due to the high popularity of the assessor events, we are offering an additional one-day workshop on 22 March in Birmingham to kick-start your journey. Based on in-depth research with assessor experts, this workshop will help you understand what makes a good end-point assessor. It will feature […]

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ETF-supported national conference explores UK skills gap solutions

A national conference brought together leaders in business, education, academia and policy in Leeds last week and generated debate about improving technical and vocational education. UCL Institute of Education (IOE), a world leading centre for research and teaching in education and social science organised the event supported by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF). Working […]

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Over 200,000 Further Education professionals complete Prevent duty training

Since its launch in September 2015, over 200,000 professionals across the Further Education sector have completed the Education and Training Foundation’s (ETF) Prevent duty support programme1 – funded by the Department for Education (DfE). Those completing the online modules, created and developed by the sector’s national workforce development body, include teachers, trainers, leaders, support staff […]

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ETF sponsors Women’s Leadership Network 2018 annual conference

#WLNFE2018: Releasing Talent On 8 March 2018, International Women’s Day, the Women’s Leadership Network will host their annual conference at Morley College in London. Leaders and aspiring leaders from further education and the private sector will examine how employers and employees can do more to release their own inherent talents and those of their colleagues. […]

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Webinars for maths and English in Apprenticeships

Are you interested in improving your delivery of maths and English within the new apprenticeship standards? We are offering a series of interactive CPD webinars to support a range of staff including assessors, work-based supervisors, trainers, instructors, employers and managers to address some of the key challenges around delivering maths and English in apprenticeships. Each […]

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Securing the right work placements for learners with SEND

A new free e-learning module – The Right Place – to help ensure learners with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) are on the most meaningful work placements has been launched today. The module, funded by Department for Education, has been developed by Royal Mencap Society for their Right Place project and complements the Foundation’s […]

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ETF/AoC Quality Practitioners Conference

The Education & Training Foundation (ETF) is pleased to sponsor a conference aimed at sharing effective practice across the sector. The Association of Colleges (AoC)/ETF Quality Practitioners Conference, at The Studio, Birmingham, on 7 February, will provide participants with the opportunity to hear about effective practice sector and provide them with the opportunity to hear […]

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