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Grants to support professional development of FE EdTech mentors and coaches available

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) is offering 80 grants of £1,000 to Further Education providers across England to support the professional development of mentors and coaches specialising in EdTech. Whilst FE providers are seeking to ensure a safe and widespread return to face-to-face delivery from September 2020, the Department for Education (DfE) and ETF recognise there […]

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College board capability review service now available

The Department for Education (DfE) has awarded the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) the contract for up to 30 board capability reviews to be provided free of charge to colleges. The reviews will be offered in the period before the end of March 2021, with Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA)-funded FE colleges, sixth form […]

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Support service for teachers and trainers new to FE

A new support service for practitioners new to the FE sector has been launched by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF). Via a telephone helpline or email, the new service will support FE teachers and trainers by providing a place to ask questions or discuss issues that they may not wish to raise in the […]

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ETF-AoC quality conference – 20 and 21 October 2020

Tickets are now available for the 2020 ETF-Association of Colleges (AoC) quality conference. The event – What does high quality online delivery look like? – takes place virtually on the afternoons of Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 October. Acknowledging the very different circumstances of the 2020–21 academic year and the importance of blended learning, it […]

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Further free support for embedding maths and English in apprenticeships announced for Autumn 2020

New dates for each of the Education and Training Foundation’s (ETF’s) popular embedding maths and English in apprenticeships interactive webinars have been announced. The webinars, which take place in October and November 2020, have been added in response to demand and are fully funded. The Embedding strategies webinar will take place at 11am on 7 […]

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New pathway to achieving Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills status

The Society for Education and Training (SET) has partnered with Nottingham Trent University (NTU) to pioneer a new route to achieving Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status. Those applying to NTU to achieve their initial teaching qualification will now have the option to go on to work towards the QTLS professional status as part […]

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Enhance Digital Teaching Platform expanding with new content and functions

A new release of the Enhance Digital Teaching Platform from the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has just gone live adding further training, resources and functions to equip teachers and trainers to support their learners whatever the circumstances. The platform hosts two popular CPD offers that have seen a major surge in uptake over recent […]

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Registration window for Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status now open

The Society for Education and Training (SET), the membership body dedicated to professionals working across further education, vocational teaching and training, is inviting SET members to apply for the next cohort to undertake Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status. QTLS is a nationally-recognised status which SET members can gain by successfully completing a “professional formation” process, enabling teachers/trainers to develop and demonstrate skills […]

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Line-up announced for SET’s annual conference on 4 November

  The line-up for the third national conference from the Society for Education and Training (SET), has been announced. The conference from the professional membership body for those working across further education, vocational teaching and training, on 4 November 2020, will be held online for the first time under the theme Learning for Today and […]

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New high-quality T Level Professional Development offer launches

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has launched its new high-quality T Level Professional Development (TLPD) offer today, aimed at 2021 T Level providers in particular. Two elements of the offer, Industry Insights and Networks are now available for booking and applications. Further elements will be launched over the coming months. The ETF’s TLPD offer […]

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Free subscription to the ETF’s EdTech and Essential Digital Skills management tool

The Department for Education (DfE) has funded free access until 31 January 2021 to the Management Dashboard facility on the Enhance Digital Teaching Platform – the free, online training service from the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) for digital CPD. The Management Dashboard enables learning providers to harness the wide range of free resources and […]

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New Enhance modules to support online induction

A cluster of six new modules that will support practitioners through online student induction will be available on the ETF’s Enhance Digital Teaching Platform on 1 September. The modules deal with: Managing workload Ensuring wellbeing Teaching, learning and assessment Supporting learners Asynchronous learning Learner engagement and performance. They will be accompanied by overarching guidance and […]

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Mentoring programme applications now open

Applications are now open for two new 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 245 FE practitioners to undertake one of the two professional development programmes, which are being delivered on behalf of the ETF by AlphaPlus […]

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New practitioner-led professional development programme launched by ETF

A new programme designed to promote practitioner-led, collaborative professional development across the Further Education and Training sector in England has been launched by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF). Practice Development Groups (PDGs) will facilitate groups of practitioners working in action learning sets on short-term, small-scale projects to improve an aspect of their teaching, learning […]

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ETF Essential Digital Skills workforce development programme returns

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF), the workforce development body for the FE and Training sector, has launched the next phase of its popular CPD programme to prepare sector staff to teach new fully-funded essential digital skills courses for adult learners. The launch follows the government’s recent announcement of Digital Skills Entitlement funding under the […]

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