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2020–21 Advanced Practitioner programme Communities of Practice applications open

Applications are now open for the Communities of Practice (CoP) element of the 2020–21 Education and Training Foundation (ETF) Advanced Practitioner (AP) programme. Communities of Practice is a blended programme with collaboration and quality improvement at its heart. There are 100 places available across three CoP pathways: Constellation B – the foundation pathway – is […]

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Introduction to Accenture employability and digital skills resources

Webinars introducing two of Accenture’s online learning programmes that can be used to develop learners’ employability and digital skills will take place at the end of August 2020. The sessions, which are for teachers, trainers and careers advisors, are free to attend. The first, which takes place at 10.30am on Tuesday 25 August, will introduce […]

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Applications invited for third wave of Technical Teaching Fellowships

Applications are now open for the third wave of Technical Teaching Fellowships. The Fellowships are open to exceptional technical teachers in the FE and Training sector and are awarded by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) in partnership with the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851, following a rigorous selection process. Fellows are recognised […]

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The ETF launches new 20/21 Professional Workforce Development brochure

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has published its 2020/21 brochure which summarises its professional workforce development plans for the Further Education (FE) and Training sector in England across 2020/21, which includes significant support from the Department for Education. As the expert body for professional development and standards in FE, the ETF has released the […]

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New 2020 dates for embedding maths and English in apprenticeships webinars

  Due to high demand, the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has added new dates in August, September and October for each of the popular embedding maths and English in apprenticeships interactive webinars. The webinars are part of a fully funded, flexible CPD package to help staff embed maths and English in workplace training delivery. […]

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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 […]

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Don Hayes MBE – tribute

  Don Hayes was one of the founding trustees of the Education and Training Foundation (ETF); he was a trustee from July 2013 to March 2019.  Don sadly passed away on 27 April 2020. Don was born in Birmingham. He spent his childhood in Leicester, where he developed his lifelong passion for football, and lived […]

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The ETF supports the Climate Action Roadmap for Further Education Colleges

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has announced its support for the Climate Action Roadmap for Further Education Colleges.  The roadmap was released by the Climate Commission for Higher and Further Education Students and Leaders on 2 July 2020. David Russell, CEO of the ETF, said: “It is vitally important for our future that every […]

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New online CPD for CEOs and Principals in FE on Using Data to Drive a Performance Improvement Culture

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has today launched the second in a series of new online professional development resources for CEOs and Principals in the Further Education (FE) sector. The new module focuses on ‘Using Data to Drive a Performance Improvement Culture’ and has been designed and produced with senior leaders from the sector. […]

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SET for Teaching Success graduation

Forty-nine technical teachers graduated from the Education and Training Foundation’s SET for Teaching Success programme at the beginning of July. They received Postgraduate Certificate in Education or Certificate in Education awards at the ETF–SET for Teaching Success Summer Conference, which this year took place virtually. The newly-qualified teachers will now be taking up roles teaching […]

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ETF Practitioner Research Programme applications for 2020–2021 open

Applications are now open for the 2020–2021 Practitioner Research Programme (PRP). The PRP, which is delivered by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) in association with SUNCETT at the University of Sunderland, accepts applications from practitioners across the sector interested in researching their own practice and gaining an MA or MPhil qualification. Participants are supported […]

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Leading from the Middle – A compendium of leadership learning published

A compendium of learning designed to support the ongoing development and improvement of middle leaders in Further Education has been published by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF). The resource, which reflects the experiences of participants who have completed the ETF-commissioned Leading from the Middle programme, can be accessed free of charge on the Leadership […]

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New bursaries and broader eligibility criteria for Advanced Teacher Status applicants

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) is making available 100 bursaries and broadening the eligibility criteria to help widen access to Advanced Teacher Status (ATS). Extra support will be also be available to help those working towards the gold standard practitioner status in the FE and Training sector. Those awarded the status will continue to […]

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The ETF launches online networking and development events for Chairs

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) is launching a series of online networking and development events for Chairs of Further Education (FE) college boards. The theme of the first event is ‘Moving the College online – the safety and security risks’. The online event, at 2 pm on Wednesday 10 June, will focus on cybersecurity and […]

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Meet Tomorrow’s Leaders in a new publication from the ETF and Council for Disabled Children

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) and Council for Disabled Children have today published Tomorrow’s Leaders – A World Beyond Disability. The publication profiles the achievements of over 30 inspirational young people who are leading in their communities, with ambition, hard work and dedication to improving society. Tomorrow’s Leaders recognises the remarkable achievements of different […]

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