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Today’s learners key to sustainable future, ETF tells Lords committee

All jobs must be green jobs, and all learners must be helped to develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours to contribute to a just and sustainable future. That was the message from Charlotte Bonner, National Head of Education for Sustainable Development at the Education and Training Foundation, when she gave oral evidence to the House of Lords Select Committee for the Built Environment.

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Chairs’ and Governance Professionals’ Leadership Programmes booking open

Booking is now open for the autumn 2021 cohorts of the Education and Training Foundation’s (ETF’s) leadership development programmes for Chairs and Governance Professionals in the FE and Training sector. Both have been developed with the Institute of Directors (IoD) and will be delivered by the IoD on behalf of the ETF. The Chairs’ Leadership […]

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Future FE Pedagogies – Food for thought

Future FE Pedagogies, a new publication from the Education and Training Consortium featuring a conclusion by Education and Training Foundation (ETF) National Head of EdTech and Digital Skills, Vikki Liogier, is now available. The publication features a preface by Association of Colleges Chief Executive David Hughes and papers contributed by Bob Harrison, Matt O’Leary, Martin […]

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Applications open for Governance Professionals’ development programmes

Applications are now open for the second cohorts of the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) development programmes for Governance Professionals of FE and Sixth Form college governing bodies. The first – the Governance Professionals’ Induction and Mentoring Programme 2021 – aims to induct and mentor those who are new to clerking/governance, having taken up post […]

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Governance Professionals Development Workshops announced

Places can now be booked at a series of three Education and Training Foundation (ETF) online development workshops for Governance Professionals in the FE and Training sector. The events will focus on the development of soft skills, such as influencing and communication, helping Governance Professionals gain the interpersonal skills necessary to be a trusted adviser […]

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Online Governance Network event series begins

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has announced the first two of a new series of online networking and development events for FE College Chairs, Governance Professionals, and CEOs. The free events will encourage the sharing of innovative and creative thinking on effective governance and feature a range of expert speakers who will provide insight […]

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Grant call for six Essential Digital Skills Champions

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) is offering six grants of £8,000 to learning providers in the FE and Training sector to support a member of staff to become an Essential Digital Skills (EDS) Champion and run an EDS Reflective Exploration project. This grant call is part of the ETF’s Essential Digital Skills workforce development […]

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The FE sector needs more support to tackle global issues facing the world, warns new report

A new report published by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) on the experiences of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in the Further Education (FE) sector reveals that 68 per cent of the workforce feel that the current UK post-16 education system does not adequately educate learners on sustainability issues. The report is based on […]

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EdTech mentoring and coaching development grants available

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) is offering 82 grants of up to £1,000 to Further Education providers across England to support the professional development of mentors and coaches specialising in EdTech (Educational Technology). The grants are designed to support mentors/coaches to undertake: self-directed professional development additional mentoring/coaching of colleagues to enhance the quality of […]

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West Midlands college invests in staff professional development through SET’s Advanced Teacher Status programme

Walsall College, based in the West Midlands, has invested in 18 of their teaching staff to undertake Advanced Teacher Status (ATS) – the largest cohort a provider has enrolled on the programme at one single time. Launched in 2017, ATS is a professional status recognised in the Further Education and Training sector, which is gained […]

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Applications open for New to Senior Leadership in FE programme

Applications are now open for the next two cohorts of the Education and Training Foundation’s (ETF’s) New to Senior Leadership in Further Education (FE) programme. It is aimed at leaders who have taken up a senior leadership role within the last 18 months, recognising the significant step up they are taking from middle management and […]

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Revised safeguarding modules for governors and governance professionals

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has published two revised modules to support governors and governance professionals with their safeguarding and Prevent duty responsibilities. The modules have been significantly re-written, ensuring that they are in line with current guidance and good practice, and have been developed in consultation with the profession, both through their early […]

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New ETF maths and English CPD offer

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has released a range of new support for those delivering maths and English in the FE sector, in the form of a free maths course available on the FutureLearn platform and a new maths guide, as well as its summer maths and English live CPD offer. Teaching Functional Skills […]

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ETF-SUNCETT Practitioner Research Programme 2021–22 applications open

Applications for the 2021–22 Education and Training Foundation (ETF) Practitioner Research Programme (PRP) are now open. The programme of research training, academic supervision and mentoring support is delivered on behalf of the ETF by the University of Sunderland’s Centre for Excellence in Teacher Training (SUNCETT). It provides successful applicants with the research training and support […]

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Outstanding Teaching, Learning and Assessment 8 applications open

Applications are open for the eighth phase of the Education and Training Foundation’s (ETF’s) Outstanding Teaching, Learning and Assessment (OTLA) programme, which will focus this year on English, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and Essential Digital Skills. Since 2015, there have been more than 200 OTLA collaborative projects, which have tackled a wide […]

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