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Archived spotlight topics

Archived spotlight topics

This page details previously spotlighted topics of interest to support the Further Education sector in recovering from the immediate impacts of Covid. Additional support for Further Education and Training recovery The Education and Training Foundation is highlighting resources for leaders, managers and practitioners in the Further Education and Training sector. This includes online CPD, digital […]


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Advanced Practitioners’ Reflections

The ETF recognises the significance of the role of APs in improving the quality of teaching, learning and assessment in the Further Education and Training...


Prevent Forums and Webinars

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) hosted two forums and three webinars for those responsible for safeguarding and Prevent in Further Education and Training Sector.


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Why is extremism even more of a risk in times of Covid?

In the first of a series of blogs around the theme of safeguarding, ETF Associate Selina Stewart considers why extremism is even more of a risk during the Covid pandemic.


Thought Pieces

The ETF Thinks… thought pieces

Articles under the theme of quality of teaching, training and leading by experts at the ETF and celebrated sector colleagues. The articles aim to get the sector thinking and discussing specific sector topics for the benefit of the FE workforce and their learners. Thought leader articles By David Russell, CEO of the ETF: Digital pedagogy: […]


CfEM action research reports 2020-2021

In 2020/21, the 21 Centres for Excellence in Maths undertook 36 Action Research projects, focussing on particular aspects of four themes: mastery, engagement and motivation, technology and/or contextualisation. On this page you will find summaries of all the projects, and you can also access the full reports. Improving the motivation and engagement of maths GCSE […]


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How are British values relevant to us in the era of Covid-19?

In the fifth of a series of blogs around the theme of safeguarding, ETF Associate Selina Stewart considers how British values are relevant to us in an era when Covid-19 has placed limitations on the freedoms we normally enjoy.


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Learning spaces and communities – Creating a post-Covid19 EdTech Strategy

On Friday 10 July 2020, the Association of Colleges published a new eBook on ‘Creating a post-Covid19 EdTech Strategy‘ which brings together wisdom and lessons learnt from lockdown learning. Funded by the Ufi VocTech Trust, the eBook uses a series of insightful articles, tackling the biggest issues for lecturers, students and college leaders during lockdown. […]


Technical Teaching Community of Practice

Welcome to the Technical Teaching Community of Practice Since 2018 the ETF has maintained a ‘Technical Teaching Community of Practice’ or ‘TCOP’. At this challenging but exciting time for the sector – with Further Education central to the UK government’s economic and social agendas – we are reintroducing TCOP and would like to encourage anyone […]


Education for sustainable development (ESD)

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) recognises the vital role the Further Education (FE) and Training sector has to play in combating climate change and achieving sustainability and social justice both nationally and globally. Our approach is to: Weave education for sustainable development (ESD) through our CPD and SET offers  Develop new specialist ESD support […]


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Supporting Further Education and Training recovery

The pandemic has affected education in many ways. It has impacted young people and adults, organisations and systems, and these impacts will be felt for years to come. We think these spotlight topics are most likely to be of help as we start to recover from the immediate impact of Covid and move to the […]


Weymouth College

Weymouth College ran a Reflective Exploration project in autumn 2021 funded by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) to help practitioners develop their digital skills,...


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EDS CPD Programme: Weymouth College

When the first lockdown was introduced in the Covid-19 pandemic, Weymouth College staff had to adopt remote teaching in line with colleges up and down...


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Essential Digital Skills CPD programme

The Department for Education (DfE) has introduced a new Essential Digital Skills (EDS) framework and associated national standards, which set out essential digital skills for life and work. Young people aged 16-19 and adults with no or low digital skills are now entitled to take EDS qualifications free of charge, in line with existing entitlements for English and […]


Leading mental health and wellbeing in the Further Education sector

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) worked with Stuart Rimmer, CEO of East Coast College Group, to curate a group of leaders from across the sector to explore in a conversation key aspect of wellbeing and the challenges this brings in leadership.  Listen to the ‘Mental Heath and Wellbeing’ podcast below.  The Education and Training […]