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Derby College Group becomes Society for Education and Training corporate partner

Teaching staff at Derby College Group will be welcomed as members of the Society for Education and Training (SET) thanks to a new corporate partnership. The partnership began this month (October 2018), marking an exciting collaboration between the organisations, offering a valuable range of professional development opportunities for college staff. Initially, 50 teaching staff at […]

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New grants launched to explore how students could support staff in use of learning technologies

A new grants programme has today been launched for FE and training providers, to explore how students and staff can work together in their understanding and use of technologies for learning. The pilot programme, funded by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) and managed by the Strategic Development Network (SDN), will commission four collaborative projects […]

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Impact of teaching staff involvement on research highlighted by OTLA report

The impact that involving teaching staff in research into vocational teaching can have is highlighted in a new report on phase three of the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) Outstanding Teaching, Learning and Assessment (OTLA) programme in the North-East and Cumbria region. The programme actively involved more than 200 practitioners from 42 providers in 13 […]

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The ETF gets behind national campaign to celebrate and recognise colleges

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) is showing its support for the national Colleges Week campaign run by the Association of Colleges (AoC) and supported by a number of high profile organisations. The campaign is running from Monday 15 – Friday 19 October and is an opportunity to highlight the brilliant work in colleges as […]

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ETF designs and delivers new high profile technical teacher recruitment scheme for FE

The first 37 providers to receive funding from the Taking Teaching Further (TTF) programme, have been announced today – helping to recruit industry professionals into the Further Education (FE) workforce. The £5 million initiative funded by the Department for Education, is being managed by the Education and Training Foundation who have been central to the […]

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Free places available on ETF courses

Free places are now available on a range of Education and Training Foundation (ETF) courses for applicants who satisfy one of three criteria: those working in one of the 12 opportunity areas*  those working in organisations with an annual turnover of less than £500,000 disabled people and those from black and minority ethnic communities, both […]

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ETF launches new Middle Managers Programme “Leading from the Middle”

We have just published details of our new Middle Managers Programme “Leading from the Middle” on the Leadership Hub. Together with FE Associates, we have designed ‘the Leading from the Middle’ development programme specifically for sector middle managers who are increasingly vital to the success of Colleges, Independent Training Providers, Sixth-Form Colleges and Adult Community […]

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Research into the learning support role in Further Education

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF), in partnership with the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF), is leading a short research project into the learning support role in the Further Education (FE) and Training Sector. The survey, which is now open until 1 October, is exploring the current evidence and understanding of how those operating in learning support roles […]

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SET launches its brand new membership animation

The Society for Education and Training is proud to launch its new membership animation, demonstrating the range of benefits on offer to teachers and trainers in the further education and training sector. It also brings to life the new SET brand unveiled earlier this year. The short film was produced by IDM Media and can be […]

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FE providers invited to collaborate on innovation projects to support Functional Skills 

Further Education and Training providers across England have a new opportunity to collaborate on innovation projects that will support the delivery of the new maths and English Functional Skills qualifications. The new Maths and English Functional Skills Collaborative Projects programme launched by The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) today will provide funding and support for […]

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New opportunity for Teachers and Trainers to get the recognition they deserve

Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status window opens 3 September A new window has opened today for practitioners working in the post-16 Further Education (FE) and Training Sector to register to gain Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS). This nationally-recognised professional status for teachers and trainers in the FE Sector is only conferred by […]

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All SET for teaching success! Why Ellie swapped engineering for the FE classroom

As an architectural designer, Ellie Bennett’s career highs included co-designing rollercoaster rides and a cinema. Now a Civil Engineering Lecturer at Stephenson College, she describes why teaching in Further Education is  ‘a privilege’, and how the Education and Training Foundation’s (ETF) SET for Teaching Success programme supported her ‘life-changing’ leap. Ellie Bennett has just completed a PGCE with […]

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Teacher research makes us masters of our profession

In the arena of educational research, policymakers would have us believe only big academic studies matter. But here David Russell fights the corner for small-scale practitioner research, arguing that it can improve learner outcomes

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New source of help for teachers and trainers to boost digital competency

Digital skills are widely acknowledged as being a future skills requirement, not only for employability but also for the economic performance of the country. The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) is currently creating a framework to develop a common understanding of digital skills in the Further Education and Skills sector and promote a set of […]

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ETF celebrates 5 years today!

The ETF is today celebrating its 5th Birthday – we were registered as a company 5 years ago today!  Since we were formed five years ago, our role has been to support the FE workforce in being an even better leader, teacher, trainer or assessor. In whatever part of the sector you work in, the importance […]

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