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New external board review service for college governance launches

A new external board review service for college governance has been launched by the Education and Training Foundation (and Institute of Directors.

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The ETF congratulates Silver Winners of National Teaching Awards

The National Teaching Awards help to raise the profile of the teaching profession and highlight the positive impact teachers have on their learners and communities, so the ETF is delighted to see such a strong cohort of Further Education and Training organisations and individuals alongside others celebrated from across the education sector:  Kalam Neale, Barnsley […]

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Strategic Innovation for Skills programme booking open

Places can now be booked on the next three cohorts of the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) ‘Strategic Innovation for Skills’ programme. The programme has been designed to help achieve strategic alignment between the Further Education (FE) and Training sector and the needs of the economy and local employers, a requirement of government policy set […]

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Learners with SEND benefit when specialist and general colleges work together, new ETF report finds

Closer working between specialist and general FE colleges can have significant benefits for learners with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and their teachers and tutors, according to Putting learners with SEND at the centre of FE provision: A partnership approach, a new report from the Education and Training Foundation.

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Half of FE jobs advertised are part time, finds new ETF report

Almost half of Further Education jobs being advertised are part time roles, according to a new report commissioned by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) on the current state of recruitment in the FE sector.   Between 21 October and 25 November 2021, some 3,430 jobs were posted on a popular sector jobs site (fejobs.com), of […]

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Schools invited to become a T Level sector delivery partner

Do you want to support school practitioners to develop the teaching skills and confidence to deliver T Levels? The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) is inviting schools to apply to become a sector delivery partner. The deadline for submitting an application is 5pm on Friday, 1 July 2022. You would be responsible for delivering the […]

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New ETF publication highlights benefits of employing young people with SEND

A new publication from the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) highlighting the benefits of building a diverse workforce within a business is now available. ‘Why diversifying is good for your business – employers talk about the benefits’ shares the true stories of employers who are actively employing and supporting people with Special Educational Needs and […]

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The ETF congratulates those recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has extended its warm congratulations to those across the Further Education (FE) and Training sector in England who were recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours this year. The 17 people in FE awarded across England included Dame Ann Limb, former Chair of The Scout Association, who was recognised for […]

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ETF Maths and English Network event places open for booking

Places can now be booked for forthcoming Education and Training Foundation (ETF) Maths and English National Network events. The English Network event will take place online on Monday 27 June from 9.30am to 12.30pm. It will include sessions led by Nicola Lace of Weston College focused on supporting neurodivergent learners in English, and by Alison […]

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ETF launches refreshed Safeguarding and Prevent web pages

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has launched its refreshed Safeguarding and Prevent web pages. They feature the latest information, resources and guidance the Further Education (FE) and Training sector needs to engage with the Prevent duty, understand British Values, and prepare for the safeguarding aspects of an Ofsted inspection. New content includes an introduction […]

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New resources for embedding sustainability into the curriculum

Three new resources to help Further Education (FE) and Training providers embed sustainability into their curricula have been released by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF). The Sustainability in the Curriculum resources have been published to help FE and Training providers and practitioners give learners more opportunities to study areas of sustainability and develop critical […]

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Booking open for second series of ‘The Inside Scoop’ CfEM events

Booking is now open for events in the second series of ‘The Inside Scoop: Evidence informed practice from maths teachers who have tried it’. The series, which is produced as part of the Education and Training Foundation’s (ETF’s) Centres for Excellence in Maths (CfEM) programme, runs between 27 June and 7 July 2022. It showcases […]

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New ETF support for assessment and exams

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has announced two new online courses to support colleagues across the FE and Training sector with assessment. Developed in partnership with Cambridge Assessment, both will be available to access free of charge via the FutureLearn platform. The first, Principles and purpose of assessment, will be relevant to anyone who […]

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Sign up now for T Level ‘Learning From’ events

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) is hosting a series of ‘Learning From’ events in June and July as part of its T Level Professional Development (TLPD) offer.

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Early bird offer for senior leaders’ programmes

Applications are now being accepted for the next cohorts of the Education and Training Foundation’s‘ Further Education Strategic Leadership’ and ‘Preparing for CEO’ programmes. Applications made by Friday 29 July 2022 will be eligible for an early bird offer on the course fees. Both programmes are delivered in partnership with the Saïd Business School at […]

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