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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Education Committee begins evidence publication for Adult Learning inquiry

The Education Select Committee has published the written evidence submitted to its inquiry into Lifelong Skills and Adult learning (ASALL). Sixty-nine submissions have been published, including that made by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF). The ETF submission focused on the adult skills workforce, looking at its size and characteristics, the importance of it being […]

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Further Forces launches online pin maps to match teaching vacancies to candidates

New online pin maps have been created to help Further Education providers fill hard-to-recruit-to technical teaching vacancies with Armed Services leavers from the ETF’s Further Forces programme. The maps help providers identify suitable candidates to fill vacancies and candidates to identify vacancies they may be interested in. The first map, which is aimed at provider […]

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ETF at the Association of Colleges Conference

The Education and Training Foundation will be leading or contributing to six sessions at the 2019 Association of Colleges Annual Conference and Exhibition. On Tuesday 19 November, between 11.30am and 12.30pm, “Coaching sets” as a cornerstone of a chairs’ network is a session for chairs of governors. Attendees will hear from five chairs who have […]

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Would a specific EdTech Teacher Status benefit those teaching in FE?

  The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) is carrying out an exercise exploring the feasibility of an EdTech Teacher Status for the Further Education (FE) and Training sector’s workforce. Similar to QTLS and ATS, the EdTech Teacher Status would be the badge of EdTech advanced practitioner professionalism and mastery in FE. The EdTech Teacher Status would […]

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West Suffolk College becomes Society for Education and Training Corporate Partner

Teaching staff at West Suffolk College 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 2019), marking an exciting collaboration between the organisations, offering a valuable range of professional development opportunities for college staff. The Society for Education and […]

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TLPD Subject Knowledge and Subject Teacher Training webinars launched

Webinars covering Subject Knowledge and Subject Teacher Training for Technical Teachers for each of the T Levels that will be delivered from September 2020 are now available to book. They are part of the ETF-delivered T Level Professional Development (TLPD) offer. Six webinars have been scheduled for each of the three T Level subjects – […]

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The ETF gets behind Colleges Week 2019

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. This year’s event runs from 14–18 October 2019. It is an opportunity to highlight the brilliant work that happens in colleges across the country […]

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The ETF supported TES FE Awards 2020 are open for entries

  Entries are now open for the Tes FE Awards 2020. The awards identify and celebrate the outstanding providers, teachers, trainers, leaders and unsung heroes of the FE sector. The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) is once again supporting the awards by sponsoring the prestigious ‘Teacher of the year’ and ‘FE leader of the year’ […]

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T Level Professional Development reference guide

With the full T Level Professional Development (TLPD) offer now available to 2020 and 2021 providers, we have created a guide to make it easy for practitioners, support staff, middle managers and governance professionals to understand how to make the most of the support available, depending on their role. The table signposts to the various […]

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World Teachers’ Day – share why you are #ProudToTeach

Saturday 5 October is World Teachers’ Day 2019 and the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) is encouraging colleagues across the Further Education and Training sector to be part of the celebrations. The ETF is getting behind the Department for Education’s (DfE’s) #ProudToTeach hashtag and we encourage you to share your stories, pictures and videos across […]

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Applications to become an FE teacher through Taking Teaching Further extended to January

  Applications to become a new teacher as part of the £5million government-funded Taking Teaching Further programme have been extended from October 2019 until January 2020 at all the providers taking part in round 2 of the programme. The initiative aims to help recruit over 150 industry experts into teaching roles in Further Education (FE) […]

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