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Digital Skills Matter Events

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has launched a new series of ‘Digital Skills Matter’ events which are focused on effective practice in developing digital skills at Entry and Level 1 for those with no or low digital skills, in line with the new digital entitlement. The events are being run by six learning providers […]

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Spotlight – Digital inclusion, evolution and flexibility is key to staying one small step ahead of the Covid-19 virus

Dr Paul Phillips CBE, Principal and Chief Executive Weston College, shares the college’s approach to adapting to the pandemic, which has focused on digital inclusion and flexibility. As a Microsoft Showcase College and the West of England regional Institute of Technology, we have built significant capability around remote education since the first lockdown in March […]

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Spotlight – The Idea of Inclusion: Diamonds are Always Diamonds

In this blog from the Derby College Group, Project and Delivery Manager Pete Benyon, (inspired by the thoughts of Sarah Le-Good, Director of Inclusion), discusses the value of celebrating the diversity of individuals and how the idea of inclusion can transform society for the better. Diamonds are always diamonds – but does their value depend […]

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Spotlight – Achieving outstanding in Ofsted: our college’s approach

Elaine Dale, Director of SEND at City College Norwich, discusses her highlights from the college’s latest Ofsted report and how the college as a collective achieved this. Over a number of years, we have been working consistently to grow, improve and maintain the standard of our provision. The education inspection framework enables us to focus […]

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Further Education – Recovery, Re-engagement or Reinvention?

In this article, Paul Kessell-Holland, National Head of Curriculum Design Projects at the ETF, explains the challenges experienced by both teaching and leadership staff, and how, through the Further Education Re-engagement & Recovery, the ETF aims to help the sector.

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Government campaign launches to increase teacher numbers

The Department for Education (DfE) has today launched a new campaign which aims to boost the number of teachers in further education and training. The campaign showcases the benefits of working in FE and training and highlights the different routes into the sector.

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Construction company Willmott Dixon offers T Level teachers a virtual placement

Construction company Willmott Dixon is offering T Level teachers across the country a virtual placement to enable them to benefit from the latest thinking, cutting edge industry insights and expertise in the sector. The Group Industry Placement is for staff at colleges, schools, University Technical Colleges and independent training providers delivering or planning to offer […]

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Webinar: ETF expert highlights ‘vital role’ of sustainability in FE

On Wednesday 12 January, Charlotte Bonner, the Education and Training Foundation’s (ETF) National Head of ESD, was a guest speaker at the Association of College’s (AoC) webinar: Climate Change and Sustainability – Teaching the Future and Staff Development. This webinar was part of the AoC’s Green Thread Series, which aims to help colleges on their […]

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ETF congratulates those recognised in 2022 New Year honours

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has extended its warm congratulations to the 11 individuals from across the Further Education (FE) and Training sector recognised in the 2022 New Year Honours. Six individuals received OBEs (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) and four were made MBEs (Member of the Order of the British […]

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ETF Enhance Platform EdTech 50 recognition

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) Enhance Digital Teaching Platform has been recognised for a second time as one of the 50 people, organisations and products shaping the education and technology sector across the UK, with an EdTech 50 2021/22 award. The platform, which also won an EdTech 50 2020 award, offers a user-friendly online […]

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Ginger Nut Training welcomed as SET Corporate Partner

The Society for Education and Training (SET) is delighted to welcome Ginger Nut Training as its newest Corporate Partner.  The training provider has committed to 19 SET memberships for its teaching staff, who will benefit from a valuable range of professional development opportunities including access to exclusive content, research, webinars, and events.  Announcing the partnership, Dan Williams of Ginger Nut Training, said:   “By joining […]

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TLPD steams ahead with 20,000 confirmed CPD activities

A significant milestone has been reached in the T Level Professional Development (TLPD) offering, with over 20,000 CPD activities taking place since the TLPD Pilot Phase began in 2019. The figures, which cover the period 1 April 2019 to 31 July 2021, show that almost 8,500 individuals have participated in the programme. Feedback from participants […]

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YouGov poll: Further education is key priority for levelling up

Further Education (FE) should be prioritised by the Government to ‘achieve levelling up’, according to a new YouGov survey of 1,712 UK adults, commissioned by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF). Overall, four in 10 UK adults (40 per cent) said further education should be prioritised for achieving levelling up, when asked to select their […]

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Why sufficiency and authenticity are key to QTLS success

Andrew Dowell, Head of Professional Status and Standards here at the Education and Training Foundation (ETF), explains how sufficiency and authenticity are the key words to be successfully awarded Qualified Teaching and Learning Skills Status (QTLS).  The biggest thing we have tried to focus on when it comes to improving the QTLS process is how can we improve […]

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ETF seeks Trustees with industry expertise

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) – the expert body for professional development and standards in the Further Education (FE) and Training sector – is seeking applications to become Trustees of the organisation from individuals who can bring industry and employer perspectives to its Board. Up to two individuals who have a deep interest in […]

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