Case Studies

Enhance Digital Teaching Management Dashboard pilot: Leeds City College

Steven Hope is Head of Independent Learning at Luminate Education Group which includes Leeds City College, University Centre Leeds, Leeds Sixth Form College, Keighley College, Harrogate College, Leeds College of Music and the White Rose Academies Trust. Steven’s role involves looking at technology enhanced learning and the digital capabilities of both staff and students at […]

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TLPD Industry Insight placement: Louise Roberts

Louise Roberts is the Curriculum Manager for Early Years at New College Durham. As part of the preparations for delivering the Education and Childcare T Level from September 2020, Louise completed an Industry Insight placement at Little Jems Nursery. The placements are part of the T Level Professional Development support offer to provide opportunities for […]

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Enhance Digital Teaching Platform Management Dashboard pilot: MidKent College

Andy Dowell is Head of Innovation at MidKent College with responsibility for helping to develop the capability and performance of the college’s 600+ staff. MidKent is one of the largest further education and training providers in the south east, offering a wide range of provision including higher education and online courses. Andy is on a […]

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Enhance Digital Teaching Platform Management Dashboard pilot: Fareham College

Mark Beetlestone is an IT Lecturer and Curriculum Area Lead for Enterprise and Digital Industries at Fareham College with cross-college responsibility for the creation of a digital strategy. He is also a participant in the ETF’s Practitioner Research Programme in partnership with SUNCETT at the University of Sunderland. Mark’s research has focused on how to upskill […]

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SET for Teaching Success: Jack Sutcliffe

With more than a decade’s experience as an electrician, Jack Sutcliffe has a wealth of technical and practical knowledge to share. He explains how the SET for Teaching Success programme has helped him begin doing so at Sheffield College. What do you think about the SET for Teaching Success programme? The programme is good. I […]

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SET for Teaching Success: Craig Pike

Craig Pike of Sheffield College discusses his transition from owner of a construction company to FE teacher and the role the SET for Teaching Success programme played in it. What did you do before the SET for Teaching Success programme? Before starting on the SET Programme, I was teaching at Sheffield College for nine months. […]

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SET for Teaching Success: Adam Thompson

Adam Thompson of Vision West Nottinghamshire College discusses his background in the construction industry, how the SET for Teaching Success programme has helped him make the step into teaching in FE and his ambitions for the future. What did you do before the SET for Teaching Success programme? Before the SET for Teaching success programme, […]

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SET for Teaching Success: Steven Cottle

Steven Cottle of Wiltshire College discusses his background in engineering, how the SET for Teaching Success programme has helped him find establish a new career in FE, and his aspiration to attain Advanced Teacher Status. What did you do before the SET for Teaching Success programme? I was working in an engineering factory prior to […]

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SET for Teaching Success: Gemma O’Brien

Gemma O’Brien of Sheffield College, who worked for eight years as a dental nurse and receptionist before embarking on the SET for Teaching Success programme, talks about how it has helped her and the satisfaction she gains from seeing students’ personal and intellectual development. What do you think about the SET for Teaching Success programme? […]

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SET for Teaching Success: Neelan Hussain

Neelam has had a burning ambition to become a teacher from an early age and has gained significant experience to support this. In September 2017, she decided to pursue her passion by starting a PGCE course at Nelson and Colne College (through the University of Huddersfield) via the Education and Training Foundation SET for Teaching […]

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Further Forces: Alex Knowles

Alex was in the RAF for 15 years, working as an Aircraft Technician, he was then promoted to Mechanical Technician Supervisor and subsequently worked as an RAF Recruiter. He is now an Engineering Lecturer at Grantham College and has completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) Level 7 through the Further Forces Programme. Alex […]

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Further Forces ONSIDE Mentor: Mark Hobson

What made you want to be a mentor of Further Forces trainees? I am ex-military and I transitioned into teaching. Also, as an Open University lecturer, I am used to students who are working while studying. Therefore, I offer the Further Forces recruits a real understanding of the process of transition from the Forces to […]

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SET for Teaching Success – employer engagement: Chris Dortel

College tutor Chris Dortel reflects on the three-day work placement he undertook with engineering company DS Engineering. The placement was undertaken as part of the SET for Teaching Success programme, which recruits, trains, mentors and supports new teachers of Science, Engineering and Technology (SET). The programme offers its recruits a unique opportunity to develop additional […]

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Talent to Teach in FE: Nina Vallard

Nina is the incoming Care Leavers Progression Partnership Officer in East Kent Colleges Group. Earlier this year she took part in the Pathways to Further Education (now called Talent to Teach in FE) programme in the same college. She graduated from University of Brighton with a Postgraduate Certificate in Inclusive Arts Practice and is currently […]

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Overall FE provider of the year – TES FE Award winner 2019

Redbridge Institute “Fun” isn’t a word that Ofsted uses lightly. But when the inspectorate published its report on the Redbridge Institute last May, there was no other word that would do. As the glowing report, which found the provider “outstanding” in all areas and identified no areas for improvement, put it: “Teachers have extremely high […]

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