Apprenticeship Workforce Development Quality Assurance Report Summary

Trainers have extensive experience and expertise working in apprenticeships and were able to confidently answer questions posed to them by the participants… data which shows a 98.04% satisfaction level with the skills and knowledge of the trainers.

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More than 43,500 activities supported to date as part of T Level Professional Development offer

The ETF is proud to have supported 43,723 activities as part of the T Level Professional Development (TLPD) offer, funded by the Department for Education (DfE), since the TLPD Pilot Phase began in 2019.  Participation figures for the period May 2019 to July 2023, show that over 22,000 individuals (22,126) have participated in the programme.   Of […]

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Governor inductions and conferences open for booking

The Education and Training Foundation’s (ETF’s) Regional Governor and Student Governor Inductions and Regional Governor Conferences are now open for booking. The sessions take place between early October 2023 and March 2024. The Regional Governor Inductions, which all take place online, aim to help support new college governors gain a better understanding of their role […]

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The ETF seeks to appoint new Chair of the Board

Following the recent news that, Peter Latchford OBE, Chair of Education and Training Foundation (ETF) plans to step down from his role at the end of 2023, we are pleased to announce that recruitment to seek out a new Chair has commenced.

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Registration open for Governance Professionals’ qualifications

Registration is now open for the Education and Training Foundation’s (ETF’s) three qualifications for Governance Professionals in Further Education and Sixth Form colleges: the Award for Further Education Governance Professionals, the Certificate for Further Education Governance Professionals, and the Diploma for Further Education Governance Professionals. The qualifications have been developed in response to demand from […]

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Embedding education for sustainable development: bookings now open

Booking is now open for the ‘Embedding education for sustainable development (ESD)’ course, delivered by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) alongside EAUC, the sustainability champion for universities and colleges in the UK. Starting on 27 September, this course of six fortnightly sessions is for teachers, trainers, and tutors across the Further Education (FE) and […]

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The launch of the Technical Teaching Fellowships in Wales at Cardiff and Vale College

Post-16 teachers in Wales encouraged to apply for Technical Teaching Fellowships

Teachers of technical subjects in post-16 education in Wales are being encouraged to apply for Technical Teaching Fellowships, which are awarded annually by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) and Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851. Applications are currently being accepted for the 2024/25 academic year. In a statement to the Senedd on post-16 […]

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Governance Professionals’ Leadership Programme bookings open

Booking is now open for the October edition of the Governance Professionals’ Leadership Programme. It is aimed at experienced governance professionals in the Further Education sector. The programme focuses on developing governance professional’s leadership capabilities – thereby enabling them to anticipate and resolve strategic problems – and supporting the Chair and the development of an […]

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The ETF celebrates T Level students on T Level results day 2023

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) extends its congratulations to all T Level students receiving their results today (17 August).  The first cohort of T Level students began studying in September 2020, initially provided with a choice between three T Level subjects: education and childcare, digital, and construction. Those receiving their results today began studying […]

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Chairs of the Future bookings open

Booking is now open for Chairs of the Future, a development programme that supports established governors in the Further Education Sector with the objective of becoming Chair of a board in the next one-to-three years. Developed and delivered by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) and Institute of Directors (IoD), the programme focuses on identifying […]

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Booking open for Strategic Innovation for Skills programme

Booking is open for the next two cohorts of the Education and Training Foundation’s (ETF’s) Strategic Innovation for Skills programme. Aimed at senior leaders with strategic responsibility for change, the programme develops the skills and capacity necessary to ensure technical skills provision is responsive to labour market, employer and learner needs. Participants build a firm […]

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Booking open for Senior Leaders Programme

Booking is open for the next two cohorts of the Education and Training Foundation’s (ETF’s) Senior Leaders Programme. Aimed at current senior leaders who would like the opportunity to take part in leadership development for their strategic role, the programme focuses on: The programme is broken down into modules that align with the Professional Standards […]

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Peter Latchford OBE, Chair of the ETF, to stand down 

Peter Latchford OBE, Chair of the Education and Training Foundation, has announced his intention to leave the role at the end of 2023, providing an opportunity for a new Chair with extensive experience of working in the sector to take the charity forward.

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October start dates announced for maths, English and ESOL courses

We are pleased to announce an October start date for or the next intake of our maths, English and ESOL courses. These are in-depth technical courses designed to deepen knowledge and improve your practice. Courses are available for subject specific and vocational staff in the FE sector. The courses are delivered weekly online over 10 sessions, with each session running for 2 hours.

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Booking open for Chief Finance Officers’ and Finance Managers’ programmes

Booking is now open for the February 2024 cohorts of the Education and Training Foundation’s (ETF’s) development programmes for Chief Finance Officers and Finance Leaders and Managers in the FE and Training sector. Both have been designed in collaboration with, and will be delivered on behalf of the ETF by, the Institute of Chartered Accountants […]

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