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TLPD Blog: Leicester College shares how it is preparing staff for T Levels during these challenging times

Read about how Leicester College have engaged with the ETF’s TLPD offer during some of the most stringent lockdown rules.

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Maths and English Adult and Community Learning National Online Forum

ETF Regional Specialist Leads launch a new national online forum for colleagues working in maths and English adult and community learning

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Child development: how to improve educational outcomes of children born preterm

In a guest blog, Dr Joanna Goodman writes why the new Education and Childcare T Level must signpost to evidence-based educational resources for children born prematurely.

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The role of the board in engendering the college of the future

Piece by Fiona Chalk. National Head of Governance Development at the ETF

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Why T levels could be the future of qualifications

Piece by David Russell, Chief Executive of the ETF

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The English connection: Overcoming technical issues for 16–18 learners at Oaklands College

Regional Specialist Lead Bob Read talks to Chris Holsborough, English Lecturer at Oaklands College, Hertfordshire, about teaching English during the Covid pandemic

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CfEM blog: reflection on the Autumn Term’s CPD

Blog by Eddie Playfair, Senior Policy Manager at the Association of Colleges, for the Centres for Excellence in Maths (CfEM) programme.

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Using scaffolding to build resources

ETF Shaping Success trainer Jo Small discusses how scaffolding helps build resources for maths and English in apprenticeships

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TLPD blog: T Levels successfully launched at La Retraite Sixth Form

Ruth Coyle, Director of La Retraite Sixth Form explains which features of the T Level Professional Development offer have been most valuable and why.

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Technical education, more important than ever before

Blog by Paul Kessell-Holland, the ETF’s National Head of T Level Design and Higher Level Education, on the importance of technical education and it’s future.

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#APConnect: Programme reflections

#APConnect is a professional development programme for those operating in Advanced Practitioner (AP)-type roles across the Further Education and Training sector. It is commissioned and funded by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF). Alison Tanik of touchconsulting Ltd, the organisation that delivers the programme on behalf of the ETF, reflects on recent activity and explains how to get involved.

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CfEM blog: an honest look at the impact of lockdown on CfEM providers

Blog from Andy Snape, Centres for Excellence in Maths (CfEM) Project Manager at Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group (NSCG), for the Centres for Excellence in Maths programme.

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Division of labour: How hard work and technology have taken maths teaching online at Writtle University College

ETF Regional Specialist Lead Bob Read interviews Alvaro DeCarvalho of Writtle University College, Essex about teaching maths during the Covid-19 pandemic

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CfESEND blog: Derby College get into the festive spirit with their Twelve Stages of Inclusion

Blog by Sarah Le-Good, Inclusion Director and CfESEND Curriculum Project Lead at Derby College Group (DCG), for the Centres for Excellence in SEND programme.

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CfESEND blog: Weston College explore the impact their SEND approaches have on learners’ progress

Blog by Dr Paul Phillips, Principal and Chief Executive at Weston College, for the Centres for Excellence in SEND programme.

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