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T Level Knowledge Hubs, Teacher Regional Improvement Projects and Industry Insight activity set to launch

Three regional Knowledge Hubs being established as part of the Education and Training Foundation’s T Level Professional Development (TLPD) offer will be launched at the end of April. The offer, which is funded by the Department for Education until March 2020, will help to ensure that further education and post-16 providers in the first two […]

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Management Dashboard pilot for the Enhance Digital Teaching Platform underway

  The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) is piloting a new Management Dashboard for its Enhance Digital Learning Platform with 14 providers across Britain. The pilot aims to help learning providers in the Further Education (FE) and Training sector to support staff in adopting educational technology. The ETF’s Enhance Digital Teaching Platform, funded by the […]

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Funding applications open for Outstanding Teaching, Learning and Assessment projects for English

  Funding applications for Outstanding Teaching, Learning and Assessment (OTLA) collaborative development projects that focus on approaches to teaching English have opened. The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has funded a team led by ccConsultancy, in partnership with That Reading Thing and Skills for Life Network, to manage and select up to 10 OTLA English […]

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Advanced Teacher Status cohort 5 applications open

Potential candidates can now register their interest in a place on the next Advanced Teacher Status (ATS) cohort (cohort five) which starts in October 2019. To register your interest and download or receive a detailed brochure on ATS in the post, please complete a registration of interest form. You can apply for a place until […]

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QTLS results released today

  The results for practitioners in the Further Education (FE) and Training sector who have applied to be awarded Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status are being released today, Monday 8 April 2019. Conferred by the Society for Education and Training (SET), the professional membership organisation for the post-16 education and training workforce, on […]

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The Education and Training Foundation begins search for new Chair of the Board

A search is underway for the Education and Training Foundation’s (ETF) new Chair of the Board. The new Chair will succeed Paul Mullins OBE who is stepping down as his term of office comes to an end in the autumn. The ETF is the government-backed, sector-owned national workforce development body for the Further Education and […]

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Learning from Teach Too projects shared

An increased number of employers are now working closely with FE providers to address co-curriculum design, planning and delivery, enabling genuine two-way street working; and some employers are undertaking teaching training or teaching on a voluntary basis, providing real opportunities to integrate a clear line of sight to work for students and valuable personal learning […]

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Education and Training Foundation chosen to manage Centres for Excellence in Maths programme

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF), the national workforce development body for the Further Education and Training sector, has been chosen by the Department for Education to manage its Centres for Excellence in Maths programme. Over the next three years the ETF will work with a range of expert delivery partners and the 21 Centres […]

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Tes FE Awards winners 2019

The winners of the Tes FE Awards 2019, which were sponsored by the Education and Training Foundation, were revealed at a glittering ceremony in London on Friday 22 March. More than 700 sector leaders and staff were present at the event, which was hosted by comedian Dave Gorman. The winners were picked from a high-quality […]

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Celebrate World Poetry Day with tribute to FE

Thursday 21 March is UNESCO World Poetry Day and people all over the world will be celebrating by reading, sharing and writing poetry. We are inviting colleagues across the Further Education and Training Sector to join us in celebrating the event by writing their own poems about the sector and sharing them via social media. […]

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New digital tool becoming a key part in supporting practitioners with their teaching and training

Since being launched on 25 January, 5,000 training sessions have now taken place on the Education and Training Foundation’s (ETF) Enhance Digital Teaching Platform. The Department for Education funded online teaching tool now offers 40 free modules to support teachers and trainers across the Further Education (FE) and Training sector to develop their practice using […]

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National Apprenticeship Week 2019

National Apprenticeship Week 2019 runs from Monday 4 March to Friday 8 March. The theme of this year’s event is ‘Blaze a Trail’ and it will challenge the outdated ideas some people have about apprenticeships. It will also highlight the huge number of high-quality apprenticeship opportunities available at all levels around the country, in a […]

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WorldSkills UK Competition Registration 2019 open

Registration is now open for the Worldskills UK Competition 2019. The competition is designed to give young students and apprentices the opportunity to hone their technical and vocational skills, by competing against their peers in national and international events. It covers sectors that are key to the UK economy, including construction, digital, engineering and hospitality. […]

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Society for Education and Training 2019 Conference tickets available

The second annual Society for Education and Training (SET) Conference will take place in Birmingham on 6 November 2019. Following on from the success on the 2018 inaugural event, this year’s SET Conference will focus on promoting professionalism within the FE sector. Shaped by members and practitioner-led, the conference will provide practical guidance for teachers, […]

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OTLA apprenticeships webinars

A series of six Outstanding Teaching, Learning and Assessment (OTLA) practice-sharing webinars is taking place in March and early-April. They are focussed on the delivery of apprenticeship standards. The organisations leading the webinars, times at which they will take place, and subjects are: Sheffield Hallam University: Thursday 14 March 12–1pm – ‘Co-creating the apprenticeship curriculum […]

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