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2019 Festival of Learning award nominations now open

Nominations for the 2019 Festival of Learning Awards opened today (13 November 2018) and the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) is pleased to again be sponsoring the Tutor of the Year category. The Festival of Learning Awards recognise the outstanding achievements of adult learners and those who teach them and aim to inspire others to […]

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SET’s inaugural 2018 conference hailed a success

More than 300 professionals from across the Further Education, Vocational and Training Sector came together to join The Society for Education and Training (SET) for an inspiring and informative conference, held at the Vox Centre in Birmingham. With the theme of the conference, ‘Pride in Professionalism’, delegates enjoyed a day of networking, thought-provoking panel discussions […]

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Advanced Teacher Status holders to be conferred Chartered Teacher Status

It was announced at the Society for Education and Training’s inaugural conference today that those who achieve Advanced Teacher Status (ATS) will be conferred with the Chartered College of Teaching’s Chartered Teacher designation. ATS is the badge of advanced professionalism and mastery in the Further Education and Training Sector. It is conferred by the Education […]

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Teachers to benefit from £8 million initiative to boost skills ahead of T Levels roll-out

Teachers and staff across the country will benefit from a new £8 million professional development offer, being developed by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF), to help them prepare for the roll-out of new T Levels. Teaching professionals will be offered the opportunity to participate in the new T Level Professional Development offer to help […]

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Life beyond the Armed Forces – Fighting the UK Skills Gap

Whether Armed Forces personnel have reached the end of their commission or have been invalided out, the Further Forces Programme provides a new, valued role that is crucial to the future success of the country. The Further Forces Programme, led by the Education and Training Foundation, offers Armed Forces personnel the support they often need […]

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New framework launched to help FE and Training staff to develop their practice using technology

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has launched the Digital Teaching Professional Framework designed to help the Further Education (FE) and Training workforce to become confident and effective users of technology in teaching and learning. The Digital Teaching Professional Framework is a competency framework for teaching and training practitioners across all parts of the FE […]

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Your thoughts and feedback needed on the ETF and its services

Every year, we confidentially ask colleagues from across the whole Further Education and Training sector what they think about our performance, the quality of the professional development support we provide and the impact we have had. This will help us provide better support to teachers, trainers, leaders and assessors in 2019. Our ten-minute annual ETF […]

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All the support you need to improve your SEND provision

We are delighted to announce the launch of the refreshed and streamlined SEND exhibition site. The site has a new format and resources are grouped under the headings below: Working in the sector Teaching and learning (including RARPA and Specfic needs and wellbeing) Leadership and management Employers and employment Check out our courses including those for […]

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ETF recognised as a Disability Confident Committed Employer

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has today (22 October 2018) been awarded Disability Confident Committed Employer status. The award recognises that ETF is committed to: ensuring our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible communicating and promoting vacancies offering an interview to disabled people anticipating and providing reasonable adjustments as required supporting any existing employee […]

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Buckinghamshire College Group becomes Society for Education and Training corporate partner

Teaching staff at Buckinghamshire 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 and offering a valuable range of professional development opportunities for college staff. 250 teaching staff at […]

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Mentors sought for Further Forces programme

The University of Brighton is recruiting a national network of high-quality mentors to support trainees on the Further Forces programme, an initiative aimed at employing, training and supporting Services Leavers with expertise in technical subjects, as they transition to a high-quality second career as teachers in further education. The mentors will receive full training and […]

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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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