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New source of help for teachers and trainers to boost digital competency

Digital skills are widely acknowledged as being a future skills requirement, not only for employability but also for the economic performance of the country. The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) is currently creating a framework to develop a common understanding of digital skills in the Further Education and Skills sector and promote a set of […]

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our 5th birthday

ETF celebrates 5 years today!

The ETF is today celebrating its 5th Birthday – we were registered as a company 5 years ago today!  Since we were formed five years ago, our role has been to support the FE workforce in being an even better leader, teacher, trainer or assessor. In whatever part of the sector you work in, the importance […]

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SET members invited to participate in doctoral research study on role of FE teacher

SET members and practitioners are invited to take part in a doctoral study looking at the role of the FE teacher and establish the ways in which their role may contribute to their professional identity. This enquiry will contribute to the final Doctorate in Education thesis of FE teacher and Kingston University Doctoral research student, […]

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Free webinar series launched to share more information on Further Forces Programme

The University of Portsmouth has created a free webinar series on Thursday 26 July to provide more information and insights for service leavers and FE providers who might be interested in the Further Forces Programme. In partnership with the ETF and Gatsby Charitable Foundation, the programme will retrain 210 Armed Forces Service Leavers to teach technical […]

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TES FE Awards 2019, in association with the Association of Colleges Beacon Awards and headline sponsor the Education and Training Foundation

TES FE Awards 2019 open for entries

The ETF is once again supporting the TES FE Awards as the main sponsor, helping to identify and celebrate the outstanding leaders and unsung heroes of the FE sector. Next year’s event looks to be even bigger and better than before. For the first time, the ceremony will include the presentation of the Association of […]

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All SET for Teaching Success! Newly qualified teachers boost sector teaching capacity in Science, Engineering and Technology

  The Further Education (FE) and Training sector is to benefit from newly qualified teachers of Science, Engineering and Technology (SET), following the graduation of the first wave of trainees from an innovative programme to boost technical teaching capacity in key areas of shortage. The eight teachers have just completed the SET for Teaching Success […]

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Over 100,000 Further Education learners complete the ETF’s Prevent duty online modules one year on

Since being launched in July last year, 100,000 learners in the Further Education (FE) and Training sector have completed the Side by Side online Prevent duty modules. The online training has been very well received and in a survey2 of teaching and training staff who had used the module with learners, it was reported that […]

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New City College partners with the Society for Education and Training in landmark step for staff development and professionalism in the FE sector

The New City College Group has become the first organisation to embrace Society for Education and Training (SET) membership for its entire teaching staff, giving over 550 practitioners the opportunity to gain professional recognition, improve their practice and connect with a national network of professionals and experts. This pioneering development was announced by Joel Wynn, […]

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Reputation is key to our sector’s future

  In the 6 July issue of the Times Educational Supplement, Sir Frank McLoughlin, the Educational and Training Foundation’s Director of Professional Development, shares his four key strategies for building the reputation of a FE institution. A positive reputation is the foundation of any successful organisation but it is often the hardest to gain and the quickest to lose, as anyone senior involved […]

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ETF awards contract that will boost digital competency of the Further Education sector workforce to improve learner outcomes

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has taken a significant step in its strategy to support the FE and Training workforce to become confident and effective users of technology in teaching and learning. A new contract to develop a pedagogic EdTech competency framework (EdTechComp) for the sector has been awarded to Sero Consulting Ltd – […]

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From work experience to masterclasses: new ETF research provides key guidance for effective employer engagement

Ensuring the individual interests, aspirations and needs of employers, providers and learners are aligned is key to the success of employer engagement activities for 16 and 17-year-olds below Level 2 – according to a new report and guidance document commissioned by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) to support the successful implementation of the proposed […]

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Working to improve disability awareness in the FE sector

The Education and Training Foundation is working with Remploy to help practitioners and managers within the FE sector, increase their awareness and meet the needs of learners with dyslexia, autism or hearing impairments. ​This programme is part of the ETF’s ongoing Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) programme. Research undertaken to assess the professional developmental needs […]

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ETF launches 2018/19 Masters research programme for practitioners at Annual Research Conference

For the fifth year running, opportunities for teachers, trainers and education leaders working in the Further Education (FE) and Training sector to work towards a Masters qualification are being launched today by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF). This is taking place at the ETF’s Annual Research Conference 2018 at Mary Ward House in London. […]

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ETF publishes report on current practice in using a system of phonics with Post-16 learners  

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has today published a Department for Education (DfE) funded report, Current Practice in Using a System of Phonics with Post-16 Learners, which explores the usage of phonics teaching with adult learners. ETF commissioned this research, undertaken by University College London (UCL), in February 2018 to review the extent to […]

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Training needs of early years sector examined by new ETF report    The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has released a report: Training the Early Years Sector, to identify the training needs of the early years teaching and training workforce in the Further Education (FE) and Training sector. ETF is the national workforce and professional development body for the Further Education and Training sector, supporting […]

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