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Survey of staff with specific safeguarding responsibility

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) is conducting an important survey of Designated Safeguarding Leads and staff with safeguarding responsibilities in the post-16 education and training sectors. This is the first such survey of the safeguarding workforce in our sector and we think the resulting report will provide a useful picture of the professional skills […]

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Valuable CPD for teachers to enhance T Level delivery

A series of online Continuous Professional Development (CPD) events to support those new to teaching or those wishing to update their skills is taking place for staff in T Level providers. The live online events are part of the Education and Training Foundation’s (ETF) T Level Professional Development (TLPD) offer and will be delivered by […]

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Collaboration at the core of T Level Route Specific Training

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has announced the dates of its highly anticipated Route Specific Training element of the T Level Professional Development (TLPD) offer. The Route Specific Training is designed for frontline staff and middle managers who are, or will be, delivering T Levels. The courses are based on a unique model, due […]

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Full set of CPD courses to support staff delivering apprenticeships launched

Eight Apprenticeship Workforce Development (AWD) Continuous Professional Development (CPD) courses, fully-funded by the Department for Education, are now available to support staff who deliver apprenticeships are now available. The following two courses were launched today: Apprenticeship Leadership: Effective Use of Resources This course helps support development and effective use of resources and delivery models, as […]

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Hear from ETF experts at AoC events this spring

Following on from the Association of Colleges’ (AoC) Annual Conference, details of the Education and Training Foundation’s (ETF) sessions at forthcoming AoC events have now been confirmed. Experts from across the organisation will be speaking at conference events covering a range of topics aimed at the FE sector including apprenticeships. All the events will take […]

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Spring 2021 Webinar Series: Remote Teaching and Learning

A fresh series of webinars to address the current challenges of blended and remote learning delivery is about to launch, delivered by the team behind the educational technology (EdTech) offer on the ETF’s Enhance Digital Teaching Platform. The new series will focus on helping teachers, trainers and support staff who have been supporting learners remotely […]

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ETF launches weekly EdTech drop-in clinics

From Wednesday 17 February (2021), the team working on the Enhance Digital Teaching Platform for the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) will be providing weekly educational technology (EdTech) drop-in clinics from 12.30pm–1.15pm. The team includes Sally Betts, Alistair McGrath, Tricia Odell and Sarah Simons, led by Vikki Liogier, the ETF’s National Head of EdTech and […]

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Strategic development programme launched for Leaders and Governors involved in apprenticeship delivery

To support Leaders and Governors involved in apprenticeship delivery, a Continuous Professional Development (CPD) programme, fully-funded by the Department for Education, has launched. Part of the Education and Training Foundation’s (ETF) Apprenticeship Workforce Development (AWD) programme, the Strategic Leadership and Governance offer has been developed with Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) and the […]

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Take part in our latest survey: understanding sustainability

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has launched a survey asking the Further Education (FE) and Training sector workforce to offer their experiences and knowledge on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). ESD promotes the development of the knowledge, skills, understanding, values and actions required to create a sustainable world, which ensures environmental protection and conservation, […]

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National Apprenticeship Week 2021

National Apprenticeship Week 2021 takes place from Monday 8 to Sunday 14 February. The fourteenth annual week-long celebration of apprenticeships will shine a light on the amazing work done by employers and apprentices across the country. Bringing together apprenticeship ambassadors, MPs, training providers, apprentices, parents and employers, National Apprenticeship Week highlights the work being done […]

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Two new CPD courses to support staff delivering apprenticeships launched

  Two new Apprenticeship Workforce Development (AWD) Continuous Professional Development (CPD) courses, fully-funded by the Department for Education, have launched to support staff who deliver apprenticeships. Effective Technical Teaching: Preparing for End Point Assessment Success This course covers how to prepare learners for employment, progress monitoring and designing successful End Point Assessment (EPA). Technical Curriculum […]

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T Level Leadership Mentoring Programme opens for applications

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has announced a new Leadership Mentoring Programme, which sits within the leadership element of the T Level Professional Development (TLPD) offer. The programme will give middle managers the opportunity to develop in their role through a series of facilitated mentoring sessions. The sessions will increase participants’ leadership and management capability and offer […]

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Industry Insights vital part of T Level preparation

T Level Industry Insights programme evolves to offer virtual placements and training

The Industry Insights element of the Education and Training Foundation’s (ETF) T Level Professional Development (TLPD) offer has evolved due to Covid-19, and now offers teachers, business support staff, middle managers and leaders the option to complete virtual placements and training. The programme provides staff involved in the delivery of T Levels with the opportunity […]

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

Three celebrated Further Education (FE) and Training sector teachers were today awarded prestigious Technical Teaching Fellowships from the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) and Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851. Fellowships are awarded to outstanding practitioners who are recognised for their high impact teaching practice and the delivery of effective outcomes for learners. The […]

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Launch of grants to support EdTech development using the Enhance Digital Teaching Platform

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) is offering six grants of £3,000 to support short reflective explorations to develop digital skills through engagement with the EdTech award scheme and community of practice facilities on the Enhance Digital Teaching Platform (EnhanceDTP). The aim is to foster a dialogue about digital pedagogies amongst practitioners both within individual […]

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