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The Education and Training Foundation launches survey for users of the Foundation Online Learning website

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) is asking users of its Foundation Online Learning (FOL) website how they find using the site in a short survey. FOL offers online professional development opportunities for anyone working in the UK education and training sector. The website hosts online learning programmes to support users in improving organisational performance […]

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Department for Education campaign to fire up apprenticeships

  The Department for Education is encouraging apprenticeship providers to get involved in the second phase of its ‘Fire It Up’ campaign. The campaign, which first launched in January 2019, seeks to promote apprenticeships, highlighting inspirational stories from businesses and individuals involved in them. Providers are being invited to share case studies of their own […]

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The ETF supports Have a go Month this September

  This September, the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) is encouraging people to take part Have a Go Month from the Festival of Learning. Free learning activities are happening across England as part of the biggest celebration of lifelong learning in the country. For the whole month, people have the chance to try their hand […]

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Teach Too phase six applications open

The application period for phase six of the Teach Too programme is now open. Teach Too is the ETF development programme aiming to address quality improvement in technical and vocational teaching and learning, implementing Teach Too principles and approaches based on the recommendations of the Commission on Adult Vocational Teaching and Learning (CAVTL) report. It […]

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Toolkit to harness students’ digital capabilities to support teaching, learning and assessment launched

A new toolkit to help providers harness students’ digital capabilities to support teaching, learning and assessment has been published by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF). The toolkit offers a step-by-step guide to creating staff-student partnerships for use by providers and reflects the key findings from four pilots that took place earlier this year. It […]

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Stockport Council’s Continuing Education Service announces Corporate Partnership with Society for Education and Training

Stockport Council’s Continuing Education Service has become the second local authority provider to become a Corporate Partner of the Society for Education and Training (SET). Staff there will now be welcomed as SET members and enjoy a valuable range of professional development opportunities. The Society for Education and Training is the only professional membership body […]

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Themes of activity selected by the 21 Centres for Excellence in Maths

  The 21 Centres taking part in the government-funded Centres for Excellence in Maths (CfEM) programme have all selected their themes of activity to focus on during the programme. The CfEM programme is a national improvement programme aimed at delivering a step-change in maths teaching up to Level 2 in post-16 settings, with a focus […]

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The Education and Training Foundation launches new guide on the Further Education system in England

  The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has launched a new simple guide on the Further Education system in England – ‘So what is the FE Sector?’. The guide gives a clear explanation of what the Further Education (FE) sector is, what the different types of providers are in the sector and what opportunities the […]

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TLPD calendar launched

An events calendar specifically for booking events, courses and webinars related to the T Level Professional Development (TLPD) offer has launched. The new calendar is designed to display events by date from across the TLPD offer in a simple colour-coded format so practitioners can effortlessly identify and book CPD which is relevant to them. Providers […]

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Over half a million enrolments on the Education and Training Foundation’s free Prevent modules and resources

  The use of the Education and Training Foundation’s (ETF) Prevent resources is continuing to grow with the number of enrolments reaching over half a million. Since 2015, there have been over 180,000 sessions on the ETF’s ‘Prevent for FE and Training’ website and over 7,500 face-to-face training sessions, including sessions held inhouse, have been […]

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TLPD: Teacher Regional Improvement Projects – round two applications now open

Applications are now open for the second wave of Teacher Regional Improvement Projects (TRIPs). Submissions should be received no later than 12pm, 11 October 2019. TRIPs are undertaken as part of the T Level Professional Development (TLPD) offer and projects should aim to improve teaching practice in preparation for T Levels. Outcomes should ultimately ensure […]

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The ETF and SET release QTLS results 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 12 August 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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Introducing ‘Assessment for T Levels’ professional development sessions

From Autumn 2019 until March 2020 the Education and Training Foundation will be running 45 face-to-face sessions focused on formative and summative assessment for the first three T Levels; Digital, Construction and Education and Childcare. These sessions will be delivered through the Knowledge Hub Regional Networks as categorised below:   Region 1        […]

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Essential Digital Skills contract awarded

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has awarded a contract for the CPD programme to support the government’s Essential Digital Skills entitlement to an expert consortium led by Sero Consulting with DESQ and SkillsLogic. The new entitlement will enable adults aged 19+ with no or low digital skills to undertake ‘essential digital skills’ qualifications free […]

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Further Forces FE recruitment programme message taken to Invictus Games UK trials

The first Armed Services leaver to gain a PGCE through the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) Further Forces programme has been inspiring more ex-forces personnel to follow him into a technical teaching career in Further Education (FE). Alex Knowles, a former Mechanical Technician Supervisor in the Royal Air Force, shared his success at the Employment […]

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