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Applications for Aspiring Senior Leaders Programme open

Applications are now open for the next four cohorts of the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) Aspiring Senior Leaders Programme.

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Nottingham College becomes Society for Education and Training Corporate Partner

The Society for Education and Training (SET) is delighted to welcome Nottingham College as a Corporate Partner.  The agreement will see 150 teaching staff at the College become members of SET, the only professional membership body dedicated to teachers and trainers working in Further Education (FE). The partnership, which began earlier this month (July 2022), means […]

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Sector Partnership wins DfE Apprenticeship Workforce Development contract

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF), in partnership with Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP), Association of Colleges (AoC), Strategic Development Network (SDN) and The University Vocational Awards Council (UVAC), worked closely together to develop the successful bid which will start in August 2022. The aim of the contract will be to support apprenticeship […]

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New Impact Report released by the ETF

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has released its annual Impact Report for the 2020/21 financial year.  The report, prepared for the ETF by independent research consultants SQW, brings together an array of data and evidence on the ETF’s workforce development programmes.  Using statistics, evaluation reports and case studies, the report showcases how the ETF […]

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New resources released by the ETF to support career development of teachers and trainers

New resources mapping the Professional Standards for Teachers and Trainers to career stages have been released by the ETF.

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FE Providers in the North invited to become a T Level sector delivery partner

Do you want to support college practitioners in your geographical area to develop the teaching skills and confidence to deliver T Levels? The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) is inviting FE providers in the North to apply to become a sector delivery partner. The deadline for submitting an application is 5pm on Monday, 11 July […]

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Applications open for 2022–23 ETF mentor training programme

Applications are now open for the 2022–23 mentor training programme. Delivered by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) with funding by the Department for Education, it features two courses: Mentoring skills for new mentors is aimed at new mentors and coaches and will give participants the opportunity to experience a variety of mentoring techniques and […]

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ETF presents Tutor of the Year Award

The 2022 Tutor of the Year award has been presented to a deserving winner by ETF Interim CEO Jenny Jarvis during the Festival of Learning.

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Changes are coming to the ETF’s Professional Development Platform

As part of the annual review of the Training Needs Analysis functionality on our popular Professional Development Platform (PDP), we have identified a number of ways to make the site more user friendly, easier to navigate, and better able to point you to the information you need, when you need it.    To make these changes, the T […]

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The ETF congratulates those graduating with Chartered Teacher Status

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) extends its warm congratulations to the teachers and trainers who graduated with Chartered Teacher Status over the weekend. The graduation ceremony took place on Saturday 2 July 2022 at Guildhall, London, to celebrate the achievements of the 2021 cohort. Within this cohort were individuals who have attained Advanced Teacher […]

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New external board review service for college governance launches

A new external board review service for college governance has been launched by the Education and Training Foundation (and Institute of Directors.

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Silver Winners National Teaching Awards

The ETF congratulates Silver Winners of National Teaching Awards

The National Teaching Awards help to raise the profile of the teaching profession and highlight the positive impact teachers have on their learners and communities, so the ETF is delighted to see such a strong cohort of Further Education and Training organisations and individuals alongside others celebrated from across the education sector:  Kalam Neale, Barnsley […]

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Strategic Innovation for Skills programme booking open

Places can now be booked on the next three cohorts of the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) ‘Strategic Innovation for Skills’ programme. The programme has been designed to help achieve strategic alignment between the Further Education (FE) and Training sector and the needs of the economy and local employers, a requirement of government policy set […]

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Learners with SEND benefit when specialist and general colleges work together, new ETF report finds

Closer working between specialist and general FE colleges can have significant benefits for learners with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and their teachers and tutors, according to Putting learners with SEND at the centre of FE provision: A partnership approach, a new report from the Education and Training Foundation.

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Half of FE jobs advertised are part time, finds new ETF report

Almost half of Further Education jobs being advertised are part time roles, according to a new report commissioned by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) on the current state of recruitment in the FE sector.   Between 21 October and 25 November 2021, some 3,430 jobs were posted on a popular sector jobs site (, of […]

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