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Teach Too dissemination event

An event for those interested in developing collaborative partnerships and looking for ways to embed the principles of the ETF’s Teach Too initiative will take place in London on Tuesday 19 March. The event, which is free to attend, will bring together employers and providers who have been involved in the programme over five phases […]

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Have your say on if or how you use technology in your FE role

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) is asking the Further Education (FE) and Training sector workforce whether they use technology in their teaching, learning and assessment. This short survey focuses on if and how technology is used and wider perceptions on the use of technology in FE roles. Please help the ETF to help the […]

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New animation detailing role of ETF released

A new animated film explaining the role of the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) and its work is now available. The film details the variety of programmes and support the ETF provides to support individuals’ professional development, the work it does to encourage recruitment into the sector, and the research that underpins its activities. It […]

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ETF Board vacancies

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) is seeking up to four new trustees for its Board. The Board oversees the work of ETF; it sets strategic direction, ensures proper financial arrangements are in place, and ensures ETF remains focused on delivering better outcomes for learners. Individuals are sought who have a deep interest in contributing […]

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Goal setting to promote learning outside of the classroom webchat

Marcin Lewandowski, SET Fellow and Head of Learning at Action West London, and Geoff Petty, author of Teaching Today, Evidenced Based Teaching, and How To Teach Even Better will be hosting a one-hour webchat on Monday 11 February. It will take place from 8 to 9pm. Marcin will offer his experience of teaching English for […]

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Webinars to test modules for teachers of English as additional language

Places can now be booked on two interactive webinars for teachers of English grammar and literacy to speakers of other languages that take place on Monday 11 February. The webinars will present draft versions of two new online learning modules for feedback to ensure they meet the needs of the profession. Their content has been […]

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Webinars for aspiring leaders

The Education and Training Foundation and Women’s Leadership Network are inviting aspiring leaders of any gender to join a series of three webinars in February. Under the ‘Confidence to lead’ banner, the sessions will tackle how to build your personal brand, understanding the effects of privilege and bias, and dealing with self-doubt. They are aimed […]

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The ETF and Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 award three Technical Teaching Fellowships

Today at an event held at The Royal Society in London, three celebrated Further Education and Training sector teachers were awarded a Technical Teaching Fellowship from the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) in partnership with the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851. Fellowships are awarded to outstanding practitioners who are recognised for their high […]

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The ETF and Association of Colleges joint conferences

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) and the Association of Colleges (AoC) are staging a series of joint conference events during February and March 2019. Aimed at teachers, trainers and assessors in the Further Education and Training Sector, the conferences will focus on aspects of practice including quality management, data science and curriculum planning. They […]

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ETF’s Enhance Digital Teaching Platform launched at the Bett Show

  enhance.etfoundation.co.uk Today at the Bett Show – the world’s biggest EdTech show held at the Excel London – the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) launched the first modules on its, Department for Education funded, Enhance Digital Teaching Platform. The modules, available to use for free, support teachers and trainers across the Further Education (FE) […]

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Two industry experts talk about their new roles as Taking Teaching Further lecturers

  The Taking Teacher Further programme, launched in June 2018, is a national programme to attract experienced industry professionals with expert technical knowledge and skills to work in the Further Education (FE) and training sector and support the ongoing exchange between FE providers and industry. Applications are currently open for second round of the Department […]

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ETF’s Enhance Digital Teaching Platform coming soon

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) is launching the Enhance Digital Teaching Platform later this month. It aims to support teachers and trainers across the FE and Training sector to develop their practice using technology. The Enhance Digital Teaching Platform will be presented for the first time at the Bett Show in London on Friday […]

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Time to look at SEN conditions through Neurodiversity lens

Teachers and trainers in the Further Education and Training sector may be missing the potential of their learners with conditions such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD and autism by not thinking of them as examples of neurodiversity, according to Remploy’s Kath Wood. In a new blog for the ETF website, she argues that the potential of […]

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Lynsi Hayward-Smith and Helen Pettifor recognised in the New Year’s Honours List 2019

In the New Year’s Honours List 2019, Lynsi Hayward-Smith and Helen Pettifor, were both recognised for their contribution to the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) and to Further Education more widely. Lynsi was awarded a CBE for her support as an ETF Trustee and for services to Further Education. She is Head of Adult Learning […]

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First Advanced Teacher Status holders celebrate

The first 23 individuals to gain Advanced Teacher Status have been celebrating their achievement after their names were announced in November. They work in Further Education across the length and breadth of the country and are drawn from colleges, schools and training providers. Reflecting on their achievement, they have highlighted the value of going through […]

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