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Providers confident they will be ready to deliver the Basic Digital Skills entitlement in 2020

  Independent research published today (15 July 2019) by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) suggests that providers and staff in the Further Education (FE) and Training sector are confident that they will be ready to deliver the revised Basic Digital Skills entitlement in 2020. The report, prepared by BMG Research, assesses the skills needs […]

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Technical Teaching Fellowships applications opened by the Education and Training Foundation and Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has opened applications for technical teachers with exceptional practice to apply for a Technical Teaching Fellowship. The ETF, in partnership with the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851, launched the Technical Teaching Fellowship programme in June 2018 to celebrate, develop and disseminate exceptional practice in technical teaching. The […]

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Newly qualified Science, Engineering and Technology teachers celebrated at the SET for Teaching Success graduation

Nineteen newly qualified Further Education (FE) technical teachers, specialising in Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) graduated at a celebration event held in Nottingham last Friday, 5 July 2019. The new teachers were the second cohort of graduates from the Education and Training Foundation’s (ETF) SET for Teaching Success programme. Since September 2017, 26 trainees have […]

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TLPD TRIPs second wave launch events open for booking

Launch events for those wishing to find out more about applying for the second wave of T Level Professional Development (TLPD) Teacher Regional Improvement Projects (TRIPs) will take place in Nottingham on 30 August and London on 6 September. Places at both events, which will also introduce attendees to the role of Knowledge Hubs in […]

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Lipreading tutor wins ETF-sponsored 2019 Festival of Learning Tutor award

A City Lit lipreading tutor who has transformed hundreds of lives has won the Education and Training Foundation (ETF)-sponsored Tutor award at the 2019 Festival of Learning. Fiona Pickett was chosen from more than 200 nominations. When she lost her hearing, Fiona thought she would never teach again, but she has gone on to inspire […]

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The ETF and SET launch updated Professional Standards Research Tool

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has launched the Professional Standards Research Tool through the Society for Education and Training (SET). Designed for all Further Education (FE) and Training sector practitioners, it further increases the ETF’s Continuous Professional Development (CPD) support for the sector’s workforce. The tool is a redeveloped and enhanced version of the […]

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ETF announces applications are now open for the 2019/20 Masters research programmes for Further Education practitioners

The 2019/20 Practitioner Research Programme (PRP) has been launched at the Education and Training Foundation’s (ETF) Annual Practitioner Research Conference at Mary Ward House in London. Applications for the free of charge Masters programmes are now open until 17 September 2019. Since their launch in 2014, 130 practitioners have been funded on the programme. The […]

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TLPD Teacher Regional Improvement Projects underway

The first 31 Teacher Regional Improvement Projects (TRIPs) are now underway. They are taking place as part of the ETF T Level Professional Development offer. Twelve are happening in the northern Knowledge Hub region, ten in the central Knowledge Hub region, and nine in the southern Knowledge Hub region. The TRIP themes were agreed and […]

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Adult Community Education – The Characteristics of the Success

HOLEX, the lead professional body for Adult Community Education and Learning, today published their Monograph entitled:  “Adult Community Education – Supporting place and people: Characteristics of success.” This sets out how important Adult Community Education (ACE) is to learners and communities alongside the core strengths that providers in this part of the FE and Training […]

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The Sheffield College becomes Society for Education and Training corporate partner

The Sheffield College and the Society for Education and Training (SET) have launched a new corporate partnership. Becoming a corporate partner of SET is part of wider moves by the college to provide more professional development opportunities for staff. SET is the only professional membership body dedicated to teachers and trainers working in further education. […]

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New practitioner-led toolkit launched for Apprenticeship Standards

A new toolkit that attempts to define and understand what the sector means by ‘outstanding’ teaching, learning and assessment in the context of Apprenticeship Standards has been published by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF). Exploring Delivery in Apprenticeship Standards, which shares emerging practice, case studies and tools, is available now on the ETF’s Excellence […]

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The Education and Training Foundation announces three Centres for Excellence in SEND

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has announced three Centres for Excellence in SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) in England as part of a Department for Education (DfE) funded national programme. The Centres will each concentrate on one of three key practical themes for the programme: City College Norwich will focus on community – […]

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Full potential of digital technologies for FE yet to be realised, surveys find

The use of technology in teaching and learning in Further Education is widespread, but its full potential is yet to be realised. That’s according to two reports, The 2019 Teacher Digital Perspectives Survey and The 2019 Learner Digital Perspectives Survey, published today (14 June 2019) by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF). Research for the […]

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Applications for TLPD Industry Insight Placements open

Applications for the Industry Insight Placements that will take place as part of the Education and Training Foundation’s (ETF’s) T Level Professional Development (TLPD) offer opened today (12 June 2019). Applications are being accepted for 175 placements and it is intended that they will take place across all regions of England. The Industry Insight support […]

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Recommendations to maximise impact of Learning Support Assistants published

New guidance on the role of Learning Support Assistants (LSAs) in the Further Education and Training sector has been published by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) today (7 June 2019). It was developed in partnership with the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) and the financial support of the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, and builds on the […]

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