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Honours bestowed for contribution to ETF and FE presented

Two figures who have played vital roles in the establishment and success of the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) have received honours awarded to them in recognition of their contribution to the organisation and the sector more widely. Lynsi Hayward-Smith was presented with a CBE by HRH the Duke of Cambridge on 2 May, while […]

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Positive reception for Knowledge Hubs, TRIPs and Industry Insight TLPD activity

Launch events for the new Knowledge Hubs and Teacher Regional Improvement Project (TRIP) components of the Education and Training Foundation’s (ETF’s) T Level Professional Development (TLPD) offer have enjoyed a very positive reception. The ten events, held in towns and cities across England at the start of May, drew more than 280 attendees from providers […]

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TLPD: Understanding T Levels modules to launch in June

The online modules for the Understanding T Levels strand of the ETF’s T Level Professional Development offer will be available next month (June 2019). There will be nine online modules that will provide training specifically on how the introduction of T Levels will affect those in particular roles: teachers; teachers working with SEND learners; student-facing […]

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The ETF supports AoC’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Charter

  The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) and the Society for Education and Training (SET) support the principles behind the Association of Colleges (AoC) Mental Health and Wellbeing Charter. We fully recognise how important the mental health issue is to everyone in our sector and in society at large. We support the raising of its […]

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Potential benefits of teaching for maths mastery to adult learners highlighted

The potential benefits of mastery approaches to teaching maths to adult learners have been demonstrated in learning shared by an Education and Training Foundation (ETF) project that has been working with tutors to trial it. Benefits to learners highlighted by the trial include: high levels of engagement and increased motivation a sense that learning had […]

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Minister visits Christ the King Sixth Form College to learn of Centres for Excellence in Maths progress

  Yesterday (9 May 2019) Anne Milton MP, Minister of State for Skills and Apprenticeships, visited one of the 21 Centres for Excellence in Maths (CfEM), Christ the King Sixth Form College in London. The visit aimed to give the Minister information on the progress of the CfEM programme and the impact it is having […]

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Supporting Deaf Awareness Week 2019

Deaf Awareness Week 2019 (6-12 May), run by the UK Council on Deafness, aims to raise awareness and challenges of deafness and hearing loss faced by 1 in 6 people in the UK. The Education and Training Foundation (ETF), and its membership body, the Society for Education and Training (SET), offers you you a range of resources to […]

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2019 Further Education and Workforce Data for England report published

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has today published its latest Further Education and Workforce Data for England report. The annual publication, which analyses the 2017–18 Staff Individualised Record (SIR) returns, reports on the profile of the sector and its workforce. This year is the sixth annual workforce data report for the ETF and the […]

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T Level Professional Development: Embedding English, maths and digital skills into technical subject teaching

A range of professional development opportunities designed to support technical teachers to embed English, maths and digital skills into their technical subject teaching are now available for booking. They are part of the Education and Training Foundation’s (ETF’s) T Level Professional Development (TLPD) offer. Embedded English, maths and digital skills have been identified in the […]

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T Level Professional Development: Industry Insight activity set to launch

The Industry Insight component of the Education and Training Foundation’s T Level Professional Development offer is being launched over the next fortnight. Details of the activity will be unveiled at the ten Knowledge Hub and Teacher Regional Improvement Project launch events that are taking place across England in early May. The Industry Insight activity is […]

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The ETF welcome two new trustees to the Board

  The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has welcomed two new trustees, Ruth Spellman OBE and Jon Graham, onto the organisation’s Board. The ETF’s Board aims to bring broad experience from both the FE and Training sector, the wider education sector and the commercial world to support the organisation’s governance, strategy and direction. The two […]

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New resources for ESOL practitioners to launch

New resources for ESOL practitioners who are working with learners new to ESOL literacy and learning are to be launched at events in London and Manchester at the end of May (2019). The resources will include a suite of teaching and learning materials, an effective practice guide, a screening tool and learner profiles. They are […]

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Festival of Learning community launched

A new community for people from learning providers and organisations that play an active part in the Festival of Learning has been launched by the Learning and Work Institute. The community is intended to support an effective dialogue between Festival of Learning and its members, giving them the chance to take part in new initiatives […]

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New Toolkit for post-16 phonics

The new Education and Training Foundation (ETF) Post-16 Phonics Approaches Toolkit is now available to download from the ETF’s Excellence Gateway website. The toolkit is part of the wider work ETF is doing to support the Functional Skills Reform Programme and the result of a partnership between the ETF, University College London Institute of Education […]

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T Level Knowledge Hubs, Teacher Regional Improvement Projects and Industry Insight activity set to launch

Three regional Knowledge Hubs being established as part of the Education and Training Foundation’s T Level Professional Development (TLPD) offer will be launched at the end of April. The offer, which is funded by the Department for Education until March 2020, will help to ensure that further education and post-16 providers in the first two […]

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