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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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Society for Education and Training

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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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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Apprenticeships, national apprenticeship week

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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