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Pioneering FE Sector Learning and Development Providers report from ETF sets out the evidence base for investment in workforce development

Further training on organisational performance including leadership, management and governance training is needed to take the Further Education (FE) and Training sector forward, is the primary conclusion of the pioneering analysis of the training needs for Learning and Development Providers (LDPs) in the sector. See Appendix 1 for the five most significant findings. Published by […]

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Second round of £5 million Taking Teaching Further opens

The second round of the Taking Teaching Further (TTF) programme has opened today (12 December) inviting bids from colleges and post-16 providers to attract industry professionals to teach in further education. The scheme forms a key part of the Government’s wider investment in the further education sector as it prepares to introduce the first gold […]

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Group booking discount on all maths and English in apprenticeships webinars

A group booking discount of 20% has been introduced on the ETF’s maths and English in apprenticeships webinars. The discount will apply to the total price for all bookings of two or more people. A series of eight of the popular webinars is scheduled to take place from January to March 2019. They are aimed […]

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The Windsor Forest Colleges Group becomes SET corporate partner

The Windsor Forest Colleges Group and the Society for Education and Training (SET) have announced an exciting new corporate partnership. The collaboration, which took effect from October 2018, will see a new era of professional development opportunities for the group’s academic staff. As a corporate partner, teaching staff at the group’s three colleges – Langley […]

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Projects commissioned to explore how students can support staff in use of learning technologies

Four collaborative projects have today been launched, to explore how the digital capability of students can be harnessed to support staff in their use of technology for teaching, learning and assessment. Funded by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) and managed by the Strategic Development Network (SDN), the projects are an opportunity to test specific […]

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Waltham Forest College becomes SET corporate partner

Waltham Forest College has become the latest further education provider to be welcomed as a corporate partner of the Society for Education and Training (SET). The agreement will see over 200 teaching staff at the college become members of SET, the only professional membership body dedicated to teachers and trainers working in further education. They […]

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SDN end-point assessment conference booking open

Booking is now open for the Strategic Development Network’s Apprenticeship Breakthrough conference, which takes place at the Macdonald Burlington Hotel in Birmingham on 29 April 2019. Delegates at the event will: Hear from leading EPAOs on the outcome of their first end-point assessments, how apprentices are faring, and what it means for on-programme delivery Interact […]

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ASE Annual Conference 2019 special offer for FE teachers

The Association for Science Education (ASE) has put together a special offer for FE Science and STEM teachers to attend its ASE Annual Conference 2019. For only £99, FE staff can get one year’s ASE membership plus one free day at the ASE Annual Conference 2019 (usual price is £237). The conference, which will be held at […]

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Support your learners’ progress through our OTLA programme

Applications to take part in the next phase of the ETF’s Outstanding Teaching, Learning and Assessment (OTLA) programme close at 5pm on Sunday 9 December 2018. This programme, funded by ETF and delivered by Achievement for All, will support 10 project teams to work collaboratively to find creative solutions to five problems that are impacting […]

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Over 200,000 Further Education learners enrol on ETF’s Side by Side online Prevent modules

Since being launched in July 2017, 200,000 learners have enrolled on the Side by Side online Prevent duty modules. Side by Side is a free online resource for learners across the Further Education and Training Sector, funded by the Department for Education (DfE). The resource, shortlisted for both the ‘Best learning technologies project – public […]

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ETF’s talent attraction, management and retention for FE course, ‘Beyond the Blind Spots’, announced at AoC conference

On Wednesday 21 November, during the Association for Colleges (AoC) 2018 conference, the Education and Training Foundation’s Beyond the Blind Spots – Talent Attraction, Management & Retention for Further Education course was announced. AoC, one of the delivery partners, announced the one-day course that will give training on unconscious bias and further strategies to support […]

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New programme for chairs of College Governing Bodies announced

A new programme designed to equip chairs of College Governing Bodies with the skills they need to drive success in their organisations has been launched by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF). Called The Further Education Chairs Leadership Programme, it was launched at the Association of Colleges’ annual conference in Birmingham today (Wednesday 21 November […]

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Shortlists for 2019 TES FE Awards announced

The shortlisted entries for the 2019 TES FE Awards, for which we are both the headline sponsor and a sponsor of three awards categories, have now been announced. The ‘Teacher of the year’ award seeks to reward an individual whose passion, knowledge and skill have inspired students to success and who have made a major […]

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Veterans Strategy consultation highlights Further Forces work

The work of the Education and Training Foundation’s (ETF) Further Forces programme has been highlighted in the Government’s newly-published Strategy for our Veterans consultation paper. The consultation was launched alongside the main strategy paper on Thursday 15 November 2018. It invites comments on themes including community, health and wellbeing, making a home, and employment, education […]

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ETF looks ahead to the AoC Annual Conference 2018

Across Tuesday 20 November and Wednesday 21 November 2018, the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) will be supporting the Association of Colleges (AoC) Annual Conference at the ICC Birmingham. During the two-day conference, leaders from the Further Education and Training sector will examine how colleges are the engines of economic success, social prosperity and personal […]

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