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TLPD pointing way ahead for middle managers’ work introducing T Levels

Feedback from middle managers preparing to introduce T Levels suggests that support provided by the Education and Training Foundation is having a significant impact on their thinking and actions. Asked after in-house T Level Professional Development (TLPD) sessions about the benefits they had derived from them and the actions they would take as a result, […]

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Round 2 applications for Taking Teaching Further close on 31 January

Applications to become a new teacher as part of the £5million government-funded Taking Teaching Further programme close on 31 January 2020. The initiative, delivered by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) on behalf of the Department for Education (DfE), aims to help recruit industry experts into teaching roles in Further Education (FE) colleges and providers […]

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TLPD offer helping governance professionals ready their institutions for T Levels

Governors, trustees and governance professionals at the provider institutions that will deliver T Levels in their initial years of availability are gearing up by participating in specialist CPD provided by the Education and Training Foundation as part of its T Level Professional Development (TLPD) offer. The events help participants to explore the implications of T […]

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Shortlists for 2020 Tes FE Awards announced

The shortlisted entries for the 2020 Tes FE Awards, at which the Education and Training Foundation is sponsoring both the Teacher of the Year and FE Leader of the Year categories, have been announced. The ‘Teacher of the Year’ category seeks to reward an individual whose passion, knowledge and skill have inspired students to success […]

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Positive feedback for Understanding T Levels events

The value of activity designed to help those who will implement and deliver T Levels understand the new courses and what they will mean for them and their learners has been confirmed by feedback from participants. Reflection from teachers, leaders, support staff, governors and governance professionals who have taken part in the face-to-face activities and […]

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New ETF programme to support embedding of maths and English in apprenticeships

The Further Education (FE) and Training sector’s workforce development body, the Education and Training Foundation (ETF), has launched a new CPD programme to support the embedding of maths and English into apprenticeships delivery. The Embedding maths and English in apprenticeships programme is available online from today, Tuesday 7 January 2020. The programme is free of […]

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Booking now open for new Essential Digital Skills CPD events

Booking has opened for the Education and Training Foundation’s (ETF) free face-to-face and online training events to support staff involved in delivering courses for the upcoming Essential Digital Skills entitlement. As from September 2020, adults aged 19 and over with no or low digital skills will be entitled to free training to develop their digital […]

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Education and Training Foundation at Bett Show 2020

The Education and Training Foundation will be involved in four sessions over three days at the 2020 Bett Show, which takes place at London’s Excel conference centre from 22 to 25 January. On Wednesday 22 January, from 11.00 to 11.40 in the North Hall, Head of Learning Technologies Vikki Liogier will co-host a session titled […]

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The Education and Training Foundation Annual Review 2018-19

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has released its 2018-19 Annual Review. The review for the 2018-19 financial year begins with a welcome from David Russell, the Chief Executive of the ETF, before going onto outline the ETF’s: strategic purpose highlights of the year core programmes case studies financial highlights trustees and advisors You can […]

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TLPD Subject Knowledge Workshops well received – more available to book

Subject Teacher Training and Subject Knowledge workshops that provide practitioners with an insight into new or challenging subject topics in the T Level outline syllabuses have received a positive reception from attendees. The workshops, which address the three T Level subjects that will be taught from 2020 – Education & Childcare, Construction, and Digital – […]

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Hear from OTLA digital staff-student partnership participants at Bett 2020

Attendees at the Bett show 2020 will have the opportunity to hear first-hand from some of the participants in the Education and Training Foundation’s (ETF’s) Outstanding Teaching, Learning and Assessment (OTLA) project testing Student-Staff partnership approaches to harnessing students’ digital capabilities to support teaching, learning and assessment. The Harness students’ digital capabilities to support teaching, […]

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New ETF training to support learners with physical disabilities in the FE sector

On 30 January 2020, the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) is hosting a one-day programme for the Further Education (FE) workforce to develop skills in helping support learners with physical disabilities in mainstream FE settings. The programme will provide staff in the FE sector with an understanding of physical disability, its impact and a range […]

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AoC/ETF Governance Professionals Conference – 23 January 2020

The programme has now been launched and places are bookable for the Association of Colleges/Education and Training Foundation Governance Professionals Conference. The event takes place in London on Thursday 23 January 2020 and will focus on a wide range of issues facing governance professionals across two panel plenary sessions and three breakout slots. The morning […]

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The ETF at the AoC SEND Conference

On Tuesday 10 December the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) is supporting the Association of Colleges (AoC) SEND Conference in London. Attendees will be able to hear all about the ETF’s national Centres for Excellence in SEND programme, the innovative work that the Centres are doing and how they can support your organisation. There is […]

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QTLS registration window now open for January 2020 cohort

The window is now open for Society for Education and Training (SET) members to register for the next cohort undertaking Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status, which will begin in January 2020. Aimed at teachers, trainers and professionals working in the Further Education and Training sector, QTLS is a nationally-recognised status which SET members […]

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