Applications are now open for the 2023/24 Technical Teaching Fellowships. The Fellowships are open to exceptional technical teachers in the FE and Training sector and are awarded by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) in partnership with the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851, following a rigorous selection process.
Fellows are recognised as outstanding practitioners, with high-impact teaching practice, who deliver effective outcomes for their learners. The Fellows play an important role in driving quality improvement in FE technical teaching and training, facilitating CPD for sector colleagues and sharing effective practice, resources and ideas, and enabling others through knowledge transfer activities.
Successful proposals are characterised by:
The deadline for applications is 5pm on 25 November 2022.
On being awarded a Fellowship, successful applicants will:
The awardees will also be made Fellows of the Society for Education and Training (SET) and will be awarded a year’s free membership.
The Technical Teaching Fellowship programme, which was launched in June 2018, exists to celebrate, develop and disseminate exceptional practice in technical teaching. The scheme is designed to support and empower the industrial and technical expertise of individuals who support the progression of learners to higher levels of technical STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) study and employment.
The first Fellowships were awarded to James Maltby (Plumpton College) and Stephen Mariadas (Exeter College) in January 2019. In 2020, a further four were awarded to Dr Lynda Broomhead (Petroc College), Chris Fairclough (Lakes College, National College for Nuclear), Shell Fearn (North Hertfordshire College) and Nicholas Hart (Sheffield College). In January 2021 the 2021/22 Fellows were announced as Ben Houlihan (Bridgwater and Taunton College), Peter Jackson (Lincoln College) and Rosa Wells (Solihull College and University Centre). In January the 2022/23 Fellows were announced, Adam Hackney (Exeter College), Alison Ackroyd (MidKent College) and Simon Parker (South Essex College).
You can find out more about what Fellowship entails by listening to James’ , Stephen’s, Chris and Lynda’s accounts of their activity and its impact. Cerian Ayres, the ETF’s National Head of Technical Education, wrote about why technical teachers should consider applying in a blog, In technical teaching, Fellows are leaders.
Further details and the application form are available on the Technical Teaching Fellowships programme page of the ETF website. Potential applicants can also contact Cerian to find out more.