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DfE funding changes confirmed

The Department for Education (DfE) has informed the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) that some of the sector support it provides through grants will finish on 31 March 2022. Specifically, the impacted ETF programmes are: Basic Skills, Essential Digital Skills, Practitioner Research, Advanced Practitioner and Outstanding Teaching, Learning and Assessment. The DfE says it remains […]

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Preston College becomes SET Corporate Partner

The Society for Education and Training (SET) is delighted to welcome Preston College as its newest Corporate Partner.

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Applications open for the 2023/24 Technical Teaching Fellowships

Applications are now open for the 2023/24 Technical Teaching Fellowships, awarded to exceptional technical teachers in the sector by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) in partnership with the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851.

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New Technical Teaching Fellows receive awards

This year’s new ETF and Royal Commission Technical Teaching Fellows have been recognised during a prestigious awards ceremony, held on Friday 4 March at the Royal Society. The awardees were selected for their achievements in delivering and supporting excellence in technical STEM teaching and training. This year was a double celebration as Fellows from the […]

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FutureLearn platform replaces Foundation Online Learning

From 1 April 2022, the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) Foundation Online Learning (FOL) platform will be replaced by FutureLearn as the home for ETF online learning for the FE and Training sector. FutureLearn is mobile-friendly, so good for studying while commuting, is clearly laid out to make navigation easier and includes indicators of progress, […]

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New stories about Reflective Explorations in developing digital literacy

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has published two new stories exploring effective approaches to delivering Essential Digital Skills for life and work based on the national standards. The stories are part of a broader series launched in February about the outcomes from a range of Reflective Exploration projects funded by the Department for Education […]

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ETF committed to practitioner research

Commenting on an FE Week article – The realities of research in FE – published today (11 March 2022), the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has reaffirmed its belief in the value of, and commitment to, practitioner research. Since it began in 2009, more than 300 practitioners have completed the ETF’s Practitioner Research Programme, including […]

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New event series to support employers in diversifying workforce

In March 2022, Teresa Carroll, National Head for Inclusion at the Education and Training Foundation (ETF), will be speaking at two virtual events that aim to support employers in diversifying their workforce by employing young people with SEND. Free to attend and open to all educators and employers, the events have been organised by London […]

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ETF Technical Teaching Fellow puts learners in the fast lane

Rosa Wells, an Education and Training Foundation (ETF)-Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 Technical Teaching Fellow, has secured further recognition for her passion for Further Education. In a profile of Rosa on the Guardian website, she discusses how she helped young engineering students into fantastic careers at employers such as Rolls-Royce, Aston Martin Lagonda […]

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New maths webinar series on evidence informed practice

The Centres for Excellence in Maths (CfEM) programme is launching a new webinar series titled, ‘The Inside Scoop: Evidence informed practice from maths teachers who have tried it’.

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Leading sector bodies scoop WorldSkills UK diversity award

Two leading further education organisations have won the 2022 WorldSkills UK ‘EDI initiative of the year’ award, during a virtual ceremony held on 24 February. The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) and Association of Colleges (AoC) won the prestigious award for their ‘diversity in leadership’ programme. The two organisations jointly run the programme, which is […]

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Oldham College learner wins Higher Education Student of the Year

A learner from Oldham College, one of the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) Employer Spokes, has won a national award at the Association of Colleges’ (AoC) Awards last week.

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World-leading research centre to share expertise with T Level teachers

Rothamsted Research, a world-leading, non-profit research centre, will be delivering a virtual Group Placement to T Level teachers on two half-day sessions next month on 2 March and 9 March 2022 at 12.30pm to 4pm. Aimed at those delivering or planning to deliver the Laboratory Sciences T Level, the meetings will see a range of […]

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‘Raising the status’ with new ETF courses to support T Levels educators

A new suite of courses to support T Level teachers has been announced by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF). These will serve as the backbone for T Level teachers in their delivery of embedded English, maths and digital (EMD) skills. Participants will learn how to identify resources and activities to help learners develop and […]

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Call for sustainability papers for industry journal

The ETF is delighted to be collaborating with the Education + Training Journal on a special edition focused on education for sustainable development (ESD).

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