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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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Free consultancy support for principals, CEOs and leaders

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) is providing one day of fully funded consultancy support for Principals/CEOs across 200 colleges, independent training providers and ACL providers who are affected by the Area Review process. The project is being managed on behalf of the ETF by FE Sussex, the consortium of Sussex colleges. Consultancy advice areas […]

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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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Annual Review 2015/16

The Education and Training Foundation’s second Annual Review was published on the 8 December.  For a hard copy please email enquiries@etfoundation.co.uk The Review outlines the support we offer on key priorities such as teaching maths and English, functional skills reform, apprenticeship delivery, leadership and governance and the Society for Education and Training.  It shows the breadth of our […]

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