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Two new trustees join the ETF Board

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF), the expert body for professional development and standards in Further Education (FE) and Training in England, has appointed two new trustees to its Board. Following an open recruitment process, Sam Parrett and Gerry McDonald will serve for a period of three years, renewable for a further three years. Sam […]

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The ETF’s latest report on Leadership for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in FE Curriculum shows only 1 in 200 post-16 enrolments are studying for qualifications with strong ESD coverage

Following the close of COP26 and with important conversations around sustainability in education gaining traction and global attention, today, the ETF launched a new report: Leadership for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in FE Curriculum. ESD encompasses the vital role the Further Education (FE) and Training sector has to play in combating climate change and […]

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ETF sessions at Association for Science Education Conference 2022

Education and Training Foundation (ETF) experts will feature at four sessions at the 2022 Association for Science Education Conference – the largest science education conference in Europe – which takes place at Sheffield Hallam University from 5–8 January. The first three sessions, which are part of the event’s specific post-16 strand, take place on Thursday […]

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ETF launches Further Education Governance Maturity Matrix

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has published a Governance Maturity Matrix for use by the boards of Further Education colleges. Building on a June 2020 research report from the Further Education Trust for Leadership, the Matrix aims to provide a blueprint to guide college boards to become sources of challenge and support that add […]

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New Community of Practice for Digital Skills and EdTech

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has released a new version of its online Community of Practice to provide a hub for conversation about digital skills and use of educational technology (EdTech) in the FE and Training sector.

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Top construction employer to share industry expertise with T Level teachers

Top construction employer Morgan Sindall Construction is offering T Level teachers the chance to build on their industry knowledge and expertise. Fifteen practitioners are being invited to attend a one-day industry placement, organised by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF). The Inspiring The Next Generation Through Digital In Construction event is for T Level providers […]

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Raising the profile of FE technical teaching through Technical Teaching Fellowships

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) and Royal Commission are reflecting on recent events that have enabled Technical Teaching Fellows to raise the prestige of FE technical teaching by sharing their effective practice widely. The fellows continue to make impact on the technical STEM education agenda as they support Further Education (FE) teachers and wider […]

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Early 2022 dates announced for the New Teacher Programme and Teaching T Levels courses

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has announced new dates for its popular role specific courses — New Teacher Programme and Teaching T Levels.

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ETF Stepping into Leadership programme launched

Places can now be booked on the Education and Training Foundation’s (ETF’s) new development programme for first time leaders. The Stepping into Leadership programme has been designed by sector experts to support colleagues starting their leadership journey by helping them develop their skills and build their knowledge and giving them the inspiration and confidence to […]

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Nominations open for Festival of Learning 2022 Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2022 Festival of Learning Awards. Awards are made in four categories: individual learner, employer, tutor and learning provision. The Education and Training Foundation is pleased to support the tutor category. The Awards celebrate adult learning at its best; the outstanding achievements of adults who have transformed their lives and […]

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Value of FE practitioner research highlighted by new anthology

A new Education and Training Foundation anthology of project reports highlighting the value of action research in the post-16 Education and Training sector is now available. The publication – Outstanding Teaching, Learning and Assessment (OTLA) Anthology of Practitioner Action Research Reports (2020–2021) – features 53 reports across English, maths and Essential Digital Skills,

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SET Conference 2021 hailed a success as on-demand tickets go live

The Society for Education and Training (SET), which is part of the Education and Training Foundation (ETF), is celebrating a successful fourth annual conference and has now released tickets to watch the SET Conference 2021 back on demand. This year’s conference, which was attended by 460 delegates, has been described as a “really valuable day” […]

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£1.6 billion T Level budget pledge ‘critical to levelling up’

The Government’s £1.6 billion budget pledge to roll out T Levels to more 16 to 19-year-olds has been welcomed by the ETF

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Six new Essential Digital Skills Champions appointed

Six new Essential Digital Skills Champions have been appointed from the FE and Training sector after a strong response to a recent grant call from the Education and Training Foundation (ETF). The Champions will contribute to the ETF’s Essential Digital Skills (EDS) professional development programme which supports teaching of essential digital skills for life and […]

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Babington welcomed as SET Corporate Partner

The Society for Education and Training (SET) is delighted to welcome Babington as a new Corporate Partner. The organisation has committed to 100 SET memberships for its teaching staff who will benefit from a valuable range of professional development opportunities, including access to exclusive content, research, webinars, and events. Babington offer professional training courses, apprenticeships […]

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