Our vision, purpose and goals

The ETF’s role is to commission and deliver professional learning and development for teachers, leaders and trainers to support government policy and meet sector needs. Our charitable purpose is to improve education and training for learners aged 14 and over.

ETF believes that the key to improving education and training is to support teachers and their leaders to excel.

Everything ETF does is in pursuit of our vision of:

  • highly effective, professionally confident teachers and trainers;
  • first class leadership of the sector;
  • FE as the career of choice for ambitious professionals who wish to make a difference.

To achieve our vision, over the next three years we will pursue four strategic objectives.

  1. Setting and promoting high professional standards
  2. Supporting the FE sector to succeed through reform and change
  3. Leading professional development for teachers, trainers, leaders and governors
  4. Creating independent, impartial and comprehensive workforce data and research.

Our Strategy for 2018–2021 is available on our Documents page.