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Chairs Development Programme March 2024 events

The next two sessions of the Education and Training Foundation’s (ETF’s) Chairs Development Programme (strand 2) will take place online on 6 and 21 March. To book a place at either event, visit the ETF course booking system. The Chairs Development Programme (strand 2) was launched in 2023, with the first session taking place alongside […]

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Strategic Alignment network events for middle leaders

Two Education and Training Foundation (ETF) Strategic Alignment network events for middle leaders in the Further Education (FE) and Skills sector have been announced for March. The first, Strategic Alignment – A new kind of network for middle leaders and managers in FE, will take place on Wednesday 6 March. Hosted by Dr Lou Mycroft, […]

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The 2024/25 Technical Teaching Fellows

2024/25 Technical Teaching Fellowship recipients announced

The recipients of the Technical Teaching Fellowships for 2024/25 have been announced. The prestigious awards, made jointly by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) and Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851, are to be presented to: For 2024/25, following a review of the impact of the Fellowships in previous years, the geographical eligibility for […]

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10,000 milestone reached for Professional Standards self-assessments

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF)’s self-assessment tool – which helps teachers and trainers assess their values, knowledge, and skills against the sector’s Professional Standards for Teachers and Trainers – has now been used over 10,000 times since the tool’s launch in June 2022.  The self-assessment tool supports teachers on their professional development journeys, helping […]

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FE and skills sector voices: Championing inclusion

We spoke to FE and skills sector leaders about one of our strategic goals – champion inclusion – and what it means to them.

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ETF announces ‘Leading innovation’ workshops Spring series

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has announced a series of workshops around the theme of innovation taking place in February and March 2024. Aimed at leaders in the FE and Skills sector, the ‘Leading Innovation’ series aims to support the implementation and embedding of projects that will improve outcomes for learners. The events are […]

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More than 300 FE and skills sector colleagues come together for SET24 conference

The Society for Education and Training (SET), the Education and Training Foundation’s (ETF) professional membership body, is celebrating the success of its sixth annual conference, SET24, which brought together more than 300 Further Education (FE) and skills sector colleagues at the Vox Area, Birmingham, on Tuesday 16 January.    The event was chaired once again by […]

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Competency frameworks for FE governance available

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has published competency frameworks for Chairs, governors and governance professionals in Further Education (FE). The Competency Framework for Chairs of Further Education College Corporations and the Competency Framework for Governors of Further Education Colleges define a range of competencies – around the themes of leadership, values and behaviours, and […]

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Governance Professionals’ Continuing Support online workshops

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has announced a series of four online workshops as part of its Governance Professionals’ Continuing Support programme. They take place between the end of January and end of March 2024 and there is no charge to attend the sessions. The workshops provide skills and knowledge to enable governance professionals […]

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ETF congratulates those recognised in 2024 New Year Honours

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) is delighted to congratulate the 23 Further Education (FE) and skills sector colleagues recognised in the 2024 New Year Honours. Four individuals across the sector received a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire), including Angela Foulkes, principal and chief executive at The Sheffield College, which is […]

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Governance Development Online Network Events

Booking has opened for four Education and Training Foundation (ETF) online development events for FE College Chairs, governors, and governance professionals taking place in February and March 2024. On Monday 12 February (4.30pm), Introduction to Audit will be an interactive session led by RSM UK, exploring the audit processes, the audit committee, and the role […]

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Four new online Universal SEND Services CPD units added

Four new units have been added to the online Universal SEND Services CPD programme. They explore the following themes: The four new units join the thirteen already available, which have been accessed by almost 12,000 professionals, with consistently positive feedback. All are free to access on demand and take just 20 minutes to complete. Users […]

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New programme of support for FE board chairs

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has launched a new programme of interactive and engaging development which responds to recent research conducted with FE and Sixth Form College Chairs.

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ETF to champion the sector with new strategy

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has launched a new strategy setting out its plans to support everyone working in the Further Education (FE) and skills sector by championing the vital role of educators and leaders in transforming the lives of learners aged 14 and over.   With a renewed commitment to working in partnership for […]

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ETF supports WorldSkills UK Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Heroes awards 2024

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) is proud to sponsor the Role Model award category at the WorldSkills UK Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Heroes awards 2024. These awards shine a light on individuals and organisations working to ensure all young people have the opportunity to succeed through apprenticeships and high-quality technical education.   Nominations for […]

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