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ETF congratulates those recognised in King’s Birthday Honours 2024

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) is delighted to congratulate the Further Education (FE) and Skills sector colleagues recognised in the King’s Birthday Honours 2024.  Baroness Alison Wolf CBE, author of the 2011 Wolf Report that led to reforms in vocational education, was made a Dame, as was former UCAS chief executive, Clare Marchant. Five […]

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Applications open for 2025/26 Technical Teaching Fellowships

Applications are now open for the 2025/26 Technical Teaching Fellowships. Awarded by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) and Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 following a rigorous selection process, the Fellowships are open to exceptional technical teachers in the Further Education (FE) and Skills/post-16 sector.   The Technical Teaching Fellowship programme, which launched in […]

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ETF publishes report on building a sustainable and self-improving sector

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) today publishes its trailblazing report on building a sustainable and self-improving sector. A joint project with Saïd Business School, University of Oxford (Oxford Saïd), the Further Education and Skills: Changing systems of change report explores the challenges and opportunities facing the Further Education (FE) and Skills sector.   Changes in […]

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T Level practitioners collaborate at London Learning From event

On Thursday 9 May, practitioners involved in T Level planning and delivery came together at the Leonardo Hotel, London Tower Bridge, for the Education and Training Foundation (ETF)’s T Level Learning From event. Around 250 people attended the event, benefiting from the opportunity to network, learn and share best practice to support the successful delivery […]

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ETF launches new toolkits for leaders

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has launched a new set of toolkits for leaders in the Further Education (FE) and Skills sector. The toolkits cover four key areas: sustainability; professional standards; equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI); and curriculum planning for the adult community education sector. Each toolkit is made up of short, accessible sections […]

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SET’s education for sustainable development programme now open sector wide

Booking is now open for the ‘Embedding education for sustainable development (ESD)’ course, offered as a benefit for members of the Society for Education and Training (SET), and delivered by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) alongside EAUC, the sustainability champion for post-16 education in the UK and Republic of Ireland.  Starting on 8 May […]

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ETF continues to meet matrix Standard accreditation for services to FE and Skills sector

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) continues to be accredited to the matrix Standard following its first Continuous Improvement Check since achieving accreditation in 2023. Last year’s matrix Standard accreditation recognised ETF’s high-quality information and guidance services to the Further Education (FE) and Skills sector. The matrix Standard is the international quality standard for organisations […]

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Recruitment open for ‘Mastering Maths’ research study

Recruitment is open for ‘Mastering Maths’, a large scale randomised controlled trial that will build on work done by the Education and Training Foundation’s (ETF) Centres for Excellence in Maths (CfEM) in 2021–22. That work saw students who experienced the mastery approaches gain up to two months extra learning in comparison to those who did […]

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ETF publishes latest Impact Report

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has released its latest Impact Report covering the financial years 2021/22 and 2022/23. The report brings together evidence and analysis demonstrating how ETF supported the Further Education (FE) and Skills sector during the two-year period, including through workforce development programmes, practitioner research programmes, the setting of Professional Standards, and […]

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New ETF online innovation and finance leadership courses

Two new courses for leaders in the Further Education (FE) and Skills sector are now available on the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) online learning system. Both are free to access on-demand, allowing those engaging with them to learn when and where they like and at their own pace. They feature videos, quizzes and interactive […]

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WorldSkills UK EDI Heroes Awards winners announced

In an afternoon of inspiration and recognition, WorldSkills UK recently announced the highly anticipated winners of the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Heroes Awards at the Houses of Parliament.   Brilliantly hosted by Daisy Seepersad, Careers Development Manager at WorldSkills UK, the event celebrated the remarkable achievements of individuals and organisations that are breaking barriers […]

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New Governance Development Programme guide

A new guide to the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) Governance Development Programme that will help users navigate the content and create a personalised learning experience is now available. It features detailed descriptions of the 30-plus elements of the programme and the different experience levels – core, proficient and highly effective – at which they […]

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More than 48,500 activities supported to date as part of T Level Professional Development offer

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) is proud to have supported 48,906 activities as part of the T Level Professional Development (TLPD) offer, funded by the Department for Education (DfE), since the TLPD Pilot Phase began in 2019.  Figures for the period May 2019 to January 2024, show that over 25,500 participants (25,798) engaged in the […]

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Popular ETF maths and English courses return

Booking is now open for the next cohorts of the Education and Training Foundation’s (ETF’s) popular maths and English Level 5 professional development modules. They focus on the delivery of GCSE and Functional Skills Maths and English and ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages). Delivery of the five modules commences in mid-April 2024 and […]

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The 2024 ETF-Royal Commission Technical Teaching Fellows

2024/25 Technical Teaching Fellowships presented

The Technical Teaching Fellowships for 2024/25, which are awarded jointly by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) and Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851, were presented at the Royal Society in London on Friday 1 March. Following the announcement of the expansion of the geographical eligibility for the awards to the whole of the […]

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