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ETF to champion the sector with new strategy

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has launched a new strategy setting out its plans to support everyone working in the Further Education (FE) and skills sector by championing the vital role of educators and leaders in transforming the lives of learners aged 14 and over.   With a renewed commitment to working in partnership for […]

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ETF supports WorldSkills UK Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Heroes awards 2024

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) is proud to sponsor the Role Model award category at the WorldSkills UK Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Heroes awards 2024. These awards shine a light on individuals and organisations working to ensure all young people have the opportunity to succeed through apprenticeships and high-quality technical education.   Nominations for […]

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FE Collective report makes key recommendations for sector’s future

A report co-sponsored by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) is published today by FE News and sponsor NCFE, following the resounding success of the first FE Collective event on 17 October 2023.  The event brought together over 100 voices from across the Further Education (FE) and Skills sector to share ideas about how collectively […]

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Second survey to inform Apprenticeship Workforce Development programme now live

Today (14 November 2023), all individuals involved in the delivery of apprenticeships are invited to participate in the latest training needs analysis survey to give the sector a voice in further shaping the Apprenticeship Workforce Development (AWD) offer.  Funded by the Department for Education (DfE), the AWD programme supports the professional development of staff at […]

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Popular maths, English and ESOL courses return in January 2024

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has announced that the next cohorts of many of its popular maths, English and ESOL courses will begin in January 2024. Bookings for the courses are open now. The courses and their confirmed start dates are: Teaching maths GCSE: Develop your practice (Level 5) – Starts Monday 15 JanuaryThis […]

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New Teaching for Mastery in FE Maths course from ETF

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has announced a new maths CPD course for experienced GCSE and Functional Skills teachers. ‘Teaching for Mastery in FE Maths’ is an updated iteration of the popular Centres for Excellence in Maths (CFEM) ‘Teaching for Mastery’ course and provides a deep dive into the key concepts of the popular […]

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ETF appoints its next Chair to focus on driving impact for the benefit of the FE and Skills sector

Sir Frank McLoughlin CBE has been appointed the new Chair of the Education and Training Foundation (ETF).

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SET members recognised in Good for Me Good for FE awards

Three members of the Society for Education and Training (SET) were among those recognised at the inaugural Good for Me Good for FE awards this week. Launched in September, and sponsored by NCFE, these awards recognise the fundraising and volunteering activity of staff, students and projects across the Further Education and Skills sector.  The wider […]

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Book now for 2023 Staff Governor Conference

Places can now be booked for the annual Staff Governors Conference, which takes place online on the morning of Thursday 7 December. The theme for this year’s event, which is aimed at staff governors in FE and Sixth Form Colleges, is ‘Wellbeing and Inclusion in the Governance Landscape’. There will be a mix of plenary […]

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Help shape ETF’s executive leadership development support

Executive leaders of General Further Education colleges across England are invited to participate in three online workshops being held by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) to support the further development of the development support it offers. Each of the 75-minute workshops is designed to be a listening exercise, looking at current and evolving challenges […]

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Technical Teaching Fellowships application deadline approaching

The deadline to apply for the Technical Teaching Fellowships for 2024/25 is now less than a month away, with applications closing at 5pm on Friday 24 November (2023).

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ETF announces ‘Leading Innovation’ workshops Winter series

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has announced a series of five workshops around the theme of innovation. Aimed at leaders in the FE and Skills sector, the ‘Leading Innovation’ series aims to support the implementation and embedding of projects that will improve outcomes for learners.

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Further online CPD units launched through Universal SEND Services

As strategic partners in the Universal SEND Services programme, Education and Training Foundation is delighted to share that five further free-to-access online SEND CPD units have been launched.

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Bookings open for Inclusive Leadership programme

Booking is now open for the next three cohorts of the Education and Training Foundation’s (ETF’s) Inclusive Leadership programme. Aimed at leaders at all levels in FE institutions who can affect change in their organisations and work alongside their senior and middle leaders with an interest in equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI), the programme will […]

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Booking open for Governance Professionals’ Development Programme

Booking for the 2023/24 cohort of the ETF’s expert level Governance Professionals Development Programme is open until 31 October. It is aimed at Governance Professionals in the FE sector with more than 18 months’ experience looking to broaden their knowledge and gain the confidence to become the technical expert and trusted advisor of governance within […]

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