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Applications open for TRIPs round 2

TLPD: Teacher Regional Improvement Projects – round two applications now open

Applications are now open for the second wave of Teacher Regional Improvement Projects (TRIPs). Submissions should be received no later than 12pm, 11 October 2019. TRIPs are undertaken as part of the T Level Professional Development (TLPD) offer and projects should aim to improve teaching practice in preparation for T Levels. Outcomes should ultimately ensure […]

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The ETF and SET release QTLS results today

  The results for practitioners in the Further Education (FE) and Training sector who have applied to be awarded Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status are being released today, Monday 12 August 2019. Conferred by the Society for Education and Training (SET), the professional membership organisation for the post-16 education and training workforce, on […]

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Introducing ‘Assessment for T Levels’ professional development sessions

From August 2019 until March 2020 the Education and Training Foundation will be running 45 face-to-face sessions focused on formative and summative assessment for the first three T Levels; Digital, Construction and Education and Childcare. These sessions will be delivered through the Knowledge Hub Regional Networks as categorised below:   Region 1        […]

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Essential Digital Skills contract awarded

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has awarded a contract for the CPD programme to support the government’s Essential Digital Skills entitlement to an expert consortium led by Sero Consulting with DESQ and SkillsLogic. The new entitlement will enable adults aged 19+ with no or low digital skills to undertake ‘essential digital skills’ qualifications free […]

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Armed Forces representatives at Invictus Games trials employment symposium

Further Forces FE recruitment programme message taken to Invictus Games UK trials

The first Armed Services leaver to gain a PGCE through the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) Further Forces programme has been inspiring more ex-forces personnel to follow him into a technical teaching career in Further Education (FE). Alex Knowles, a former Mechanical Technician Supervisor in the Royal Air Force, shared his success at the Employment […]

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Education and Training Foundation appoints new Chair and new trustees

Following an open competitive recruitment process, the Board of the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has appointed Peter Latchford OBE to succeed Paul Mullins OBE as Chair when his term ends in October 2019. Rachel Musson has been appointed to the Board of Trustees from July 2019 and will be succeeding Steve Freer as Chair […]

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ATS holder receives Chartered Teacher status certificate

First teachers in the country achieve Chartered Teacher status

Saturday 20 July saw the first teachers in the country to be awarded Chartered Teacher status at a graduation ceremony at the City of London School for Girls. The 98 teachers are the first to achieve the national standard recognising excellent teaching from the Chartered College of Teaching. The first cohort of Chartered Teachers undertook […]

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SET Conference 2019

SET Conference 2019: Promoting Professionalism

  SET Conference 2019: Promoting Professionalism – 6th November 2019 at The Vox Conference Centre, Birmingham The Society for Education and Training (SET), the professional membership body for those working across further education, vocational teaching and training has announced the line-up for its second national conference in Birmingham on 6 November. Shaped by members and […]

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Practitioners come together for Local Network Group event to discuss social justice in education

More than 35 practitioners came together to discuss social justice in education at a Birmingham Local Network Group (LNG) event last week, led by the Society for Education and Training (SET) and held at Fircroft College of Adult Education. Practitioners said they thoroughly “enjoyed being a part of a community of practitioners who are engaged in […]

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2019 Autumn Term AoC/ETF Curriculum Conference

The 2019 Association of Colleges (AoC) and Education and Training Foundation (ETF) Autumn Term Curriculum Conference will take place in London on Tuesday 8 October. It will include the chance to hear new ideas on curriculum enhancement and delivering the best possible provision for your students. Booking is open now. The event will provide delegates […]

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The Education and Training Foundation and touchconsulting launch Study Programme support package

Education Providers are invited to book a place for a subsidised support package which will deliver an innovative, high quality tailored 16-19 Study Programme aimed at improving outcomes for learners. Led by touchconsulting Ltd, on behalf of the Education and Training Foundation (ETF), the Study Programme package aims to help organisations across the Further Education […]

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EKC Group becomes Society for Education and Training Corporate Partner

Teaching staff at EKC Group’s family of colleges in east Kent are being welcomed as members of the Society for Education and Training (SET) after they signed a new Corporate Partnership between the two organisations. SET is the only professional membership body dedicated to teaching staff and trainers working in further education. The collaboration will […]

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Providers confident they will be ready to deliver the Basic Digital Skills entitlement in 2020

  Independent research published today (15 July 2019) by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) suggests that providers and staff in the Further Education (FE) and Training sector are confident that they will be ready to deliver the revised Basic Digital Skills entitlement in 2020. The report, prepared by BMG Research, assesses the skills needs […]

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The three technical teaching fellowship awardees with their certificates Jan 2019

Technical Teaching Fellowships applications opened by the Education and Training Foundation and Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has opened applications for technical teachers with exceptional practice to apply for a Technical Teaching Fellowship. The ETF, in partnership with the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851, launched the Technical Teaching Fellowship programme in June 2018 to celebrate, develop and disseminate exceptional practice in technical teaching. The […]

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SET for Teaching Success cohort 2 celebration

Newly qualified Science, Engineering and Technology teachers celebrated at the SET for Teaching Success graduation

Nineteen newly qualified Further Education (FE) technical teachers, specialising in Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) graduated at a celebration event held in Nottingham last Friday, 5 July 2019. The new teachers were the second cohort of graduates from the Education and Training Foundation’s (ETF) SET for Teaching Success programme. Since September 2017, 26 trainees have […]

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