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Applications open for New to Senior Leadership in FE programme

Applications are now open for the next two cohorts of the Education and Training Foundation’s (ETF’s) New to Senior Leadership in Further Education (FE) programme. It is aimed at leaders who have taken up a senior leadership role within the last 18 months, recognising the significant step up they are taking from middle management and […]

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Revised safeguarding modules for governors and governance professionals

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has published two revised modules to support governors and governance professionals with their safeguarding and Prevent duty responsibilities. The modules have been significantly re-written, ensuring that they are in line with current guidance and good practice, and have been developed in consultation with the profession, both through their early […]

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New ETF maths and English CPD offer

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has released a range of new support for those delivering maths and English in the FE sector, in the form of a free maths course available on the FutureLearn platform and a new maths guide, as well as its summer maths and English live CPD offer. Teaching Functional Skills […]

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ETF-SUNCETT Practitioner Research Programme 2021–22 applications open

Applications for the 2021–22 Education and Training Foundation (ETF) Practitioner Research Programme (PRP) are now open. The programme of research training, academic supervision and mentoring support is delivered on behalf of the ETF by the University of Sunderland’s Centre for Excellence in Teacher Training (SUNCETT). It provides successful applicants with the research training and support […]

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Outstanding Teaching, Learning and Assessment 8 applications open

Applications are open for the eighth phase of the Education and Training Foundation’s (ETF’s) Outstanding Teaching, Learning and Assessment (OTLA) programme, which will focus this year on English, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and Essential Digital Skills. Since 2015, there have been more than 200 OTLA collaborative projects, which have tackled a wide […]

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The ETF and AOC host #SkillsLedRecovery webinar series

The Association of Colleges (AoC) and the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) are hosting a series of joint webinars on the role of the Further Education (FE) and Training sector in supporting the nation’s economic and education recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.

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ETF launches free course for those starting FE teaching careers

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has launched a new resource to support those beginning careers in Further Education (FE) teaching and training. The ‘Preparing for a career in FE teaching and training’ course is free to access on the FutureLearn platform. It was developed by ETF with valuable contributions made by University of Portsmouth […]

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Applications open for 2021–22 Mentoring programme cohorts

Applications are now open for the 2021–22 cohorts of the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) programmes designed to develop the use of high-quality mentoring in the Further Education and Training sector. Places are available for 325 FE practitioners to undertake one of the two professional development programmes, which are being delivered on behalf of the […]

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New safeguarding support from the ETF

The ETF has launched a range of new and revised support for safeguarding, focusing on helping practitioners to create safe spaces for online teaching and learning, digital safeguarding, and safely recruiting staff and volunteers. Creating a ‘Safe Space’ Online for Teaching and Learning is a new resource that aims to equip practitioners with the knowledge, […]

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Month of Learning launched with AOC, the ETF, and WorldSkills UK

AOC, the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) and WorldSkills UK are pleased to announce the launch of a series of events in November we’re calling a ‘Month of Learning’. Specially designed for leaders and practitioners in the FE sector, you’ll have the chance to hear the latest UK and international thinking as well as speak […]

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Society for Education and Training (SET) welcomes SecuriGroup as SET Corporate Partner

The Society for Education and Training (SET) has welcomed SecuriGroup as a SET Corporate Partner – its first corporate partner from the Private Security Industry.

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T Level CPD supporting strategic leaders and governance professionals

Feedback from strategic leaders and governance professionals preparing to lead the implementation of T Levels demonstrates that support provided by the Education and Training Foundation is having a positive impact on their professional practice.

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Anti-racism in FE considered in co-hosted symposium

In May, together with the Black FE Leadership Group (BFELG), the Education and Training Foundation hosted a symposium on ‘Leading anti-racism in Further Education: For movement not a moment.’ The discussions at the symposium are supporting the ETF in further building the evidence base for continuing EDI action and FE workforce development.

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Applications open for EDI leadership project funding

Applications are now open for Education and Training Foundation (ETF) funding for ten projects to support a pipeline of managers and leaders in FE that represent the diversity of learners in the sector. During 2021–22, ETF will match-fund 10 projects, at £6,800 each, to explore and address specific EDI issues in FE providers. This is […]

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ETF’s 2021–22 Advanced Practitioner programme launched

The 2021–2022 Education and Training Foundation (ETF) Advanced Practitioner programme is now open for applications and bookings. The programme will deliver a range of activities targeted at managers, organisations and practitioners operating in Advanced Practitioner (AP) type roles. The Advanced Practice online CPD modules are designed to support experienced APs and those who manage them. […]

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