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ATS awardees now added to the Professional Status register

Society for Education and Training (SET) members who have successfully completed Advanced Teacher Status (ATS), our badge of advanced professionalism in further education and training, will now be added to the Professional Status register. Previously titled the ‘QTLS Register’, the Professional Status register is a list of SET members who have successfully completed professional formation and achieved Qualified Teacher Learning and […]

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TLPD Employer-Led workshops praised – more available to book

Employer-led workshops that are taking place as part of the ETF’s T Level Professional Development offer have won praise from participants and the employers hosting them alike. The sessions embody the core Teach Too principles: genuine two-way street working, dual professionalism and a clear line of sight to work. Their value to participants has been […]

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Four Further Education colleges among winners of prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prizes, 2018-2020

Four Further Education colleges have been announced, among 22 educational institutions, as winners of The Queen’s Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education in a reception held at St James’s Palace on 21 November 2019. The Queen’s Anniversary Prizes reward outstanding work by UK colleges and universities which shows excellence and innovation and delivers real […]

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Extended practitioner-led toolkit launched for apprenticeship standards

A newly-extended version of the Exploring Delivery in Apprenticeship Standards toolkit is now available via the ETF’s Excellence Gateway site. It features new research findings, case studies and tools on areas such as apprenticeship design and planning with the employer, coaching and mentoring, and preparation for specific end-point assessment methods. Apprenticeship standards are fundamentally different […]

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Nine further topics now available through Webinar Pass

The Webinar Pass – the Education and Training Foundation’s subscription offer enabling all of your staff to access a selection of maths and English webinars for a single annual fee – can now be used to book nine brand new webinar topics. The new topics are: Supporting Dyslexic Learners Stretching and Challenging Learners in English […]

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Accessibility-themed modules added on Enhance Digital Teaching Platform

A new batch of bite-sized EdTech training modules on the theme of Accessibility have been launched on the Enhance Digital Teaching Platform, the Education and Training Foundation’s (ETF’s) EdTech training service. These free resources not only offer concise information about different aspects of accessibility, but also provide guidance on how to design learning and assessment […]

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ETF launches Diversity in Leadership programme

  The Education and Training Foundation (ETF), with our selected delivery partner, Association of Colleges (AoC), has today launched a new programme that aims to challenge bias, remove obstacles to attaining leadership roles and to use tools to build confidence in aspiring leaders. It is aimed at senior leaders, managers and governors. The Diversity in […]

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Remission funding reminder for TLPD TRIP participant organisations

Colleagues working for provider organisations who are involved in Teacher Regional Improvement Projects (TRIPs) as part of the ETF’s T Level Professional Development (TLPD) offer are reminded that they are eligible to claim remission funding when they participate in TLPD activities. The funding is available to all participants from a TRIP organisation to take part […]

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T Level Professional Development: employer-led workshops

One part of the Education and Training Foundation’s (ETF) T Level Professional Development (TLPD) offer facilitates workshops between providers and employers, to enable knowledge exchange, professional discussion and genuine two-way street working. These two-hour workshops are available at no charge to ESFA-funded providers and are recommended for all staff involved in T Level delivery; this […]

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ETF 2019 Perceptions Survey now live

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 2020. Our ten-minute annual ETF […]

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T Level Professional Development conference open for booking

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) is hosting a T Level Professional Development (TLPD) conference in Exeter on 9 December, entitled ‘Preparing for T Level Delivery’. The conference is part of the wider TLPD offer and attendees will gain valuable, practical teaching and curriculum planning tips to support T Level delivery. The day will be […]

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Festival of Learning 2020 nominations open

Nominations for the 2020 Festival of Learning awards are now open. Festival of Learning is the biggest celebration of lifelong learning in England. Led by the Learning and Work Institute and supported by the Department for Education (DfE). The campaign has been running since 1992. The awards celebrate adult learning at its best: the outstanding […]

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Professional Standards continue to improve FE teaching standards – new survey finds

Today at the Society for Education and Training’s (SET) annual conference in Birmingham, the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) released findings into the extent to which the Professional Standards for Teachers and Trainers and its associated resources are used by the Further Education (FE) sector workforce. The Professional Standards were developed by the ETF, in […]

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Promoting Professionalism at today’s SET Conference 2019

  The Society for Education and Training (SET), the professional membership body for those working across further education, vocational teaching and training is hosting its second national conference in Birmingham today, Wednesday 6 November. Shaped by members and practitioner-led, the conference aims to provide Continuous Professional Development (CPD) support and practical guidance for the Further […]

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SET announce new Chair and Vice Chair

  The Society for Education and Training (SET) has today (4 November) announced a new Chair and Vice Chair of its Management Board. SET is the membership body dedicated to professionals working across Further Education (FE), vocational teaching and training with over 20,000 members and growing. Major Jim Crompton, Second in Command at the British […]

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