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Louise Misselke

New case studies illustrate transformational role of Professional Standards

New videos illustrating how the Professional Standards can underpin a change in the way that staff development takes place are now available to watch. They focus on work at four provider institutions – Guernsey College, Lincoln College, MoD Lyneham and Waltham Forest College – that has transformed the way that professional development takes place, moving […]

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New dates for free embedding maths and English in apprenticeships webinars

  The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has added new dates for the popular free embedding maths and English in apprenticeships interactive webinars in May and June. For the new dates, the ETF has updated and enhanced the series of webinars to incorporate home working and online learning. The ETF is committed to supporting education […]

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Free webinars to support online learning for practitioners and their learners

  The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) is running a series of free, online webinars to support colleagues across the Further Education (FE) and Training sector who are working from home to support students. Further support for practitioners during Covid-19, including CPD, digital teaching support, webinars, and journals can be found on the #ETFSupportsFE webpage. […]

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Taking Teaching Further Round 3 registrations open for all providers

  All Further Education (FE) providers can now apply for Round 3 of the Taking Teaching Further programme as Route 2 of the programme opens today, Wednesday 1 April 2020. The Department for Education (DfE) funded recruitment initiative, developed and managed by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF), aims to help FE providers recruit and train industry […]

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Subject-specialist mentors sought for Further Forces programme

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) is recruiting new subject-specialist mentors to support trainees on its Further Forces programme, which helps Armed Services leavers transition to new technical teaching careers in Further Education (FE).  The University of Brighton, which is carrying out the mentor recruitment on behalf of the ETF, is expanding its national network of high–quality FE subject specialist mentors. Applicants should have experience of teaching technical subjects in FE and a […]

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Further Forces recruitment deadline extended to end of August 2020

Potential recruits to the ETF-led and Ministry of Defence and Gatsby Foundation-supported Further Forces programme have until the end of August 2020 to complete their induction and orientation. This deadline has been extended from the original end-of-March deadline because of the Covid 19 pandemic. Applying by the end of August will allow recruits to begin Initial Teacher Education training by the end of September 2020 at […]

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ETF’s current Coronavirus (COVID-19) position – 17 March

Further to the update of 16 March 2020, we would like to make you aware of our current position on the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Please be assured that we are working hard to ensure the continuity of our programmes and will be in touch with you directly if you are affected by any changes […]

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Updated information on ETF’s coronavirus (COVID-19) position

Government advice on coronavirus (COVID-19) has changed. The Education and Training Foundation is following the current Government and Public Health England guidance. Following the announcement made by the Government on 16 March 2020, the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has decided that all planned face-to-face CPD including events and networks should be cancelled until Tuesday […]

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Information regarding ETF’s current coronavirus (COVID-19) position

We fully recognise the increased focus on coronavirus (COVID-19) and the questions being asked about the delivery of our CPD programmes. This is both from those due to attend as well as those partners due to deliver them. The Education and Training Foundation is following the current Government and Public Health England guidance which we will continue to monitor and alter our advice accordingly.  The […]

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FE Insight events for Service leavers

Six regional FE Insight events for Service leavers and FE providers take place at locations around England during March 2020. They will provide attendees with information about the Further Forces programme, which supports the resettlement of Armed Service leavers by retraining them for technical teaching careers in Further Education. The events take place at: Friday […]

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Registrations open for Round 3 of Taking Teaching Further

  Applications for Round 3 of the Taking Teaching Further programme have opened today, Monday 9 March 2020. The Department for Education (DfE) funded recruitment initiative, developed and managed by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF), aims to help Further Education (FE) providers recruit and train industry experts to become teachers for the FE sector. […]

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ETF becomes Armed Forces Covenant signatory

The Education and Training Foundation has become a signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant. In doing so, it has committed to upholding the Covenant’s key principles; namely that no member of the Armed Forces Community should face disadvantage in the provision of public and commercial services compared to any other citizen, and that in some […]

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Barnsley College becomes Society for Education and Training Corporate Partner

  Teaching and training staff at Barnsley College have been welcomed as members of the Society for Education and Training (SET) thanks to a new Corporate Partnership. The partnership marks an exciting collaboration between the organisations offering a valuable range of professional development opportunities for college staff. Announcing the partnership, Yiannis Koursis, Principal and Chief […]

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The ETF’s Enhance Digital Teaching Platform wins EdTech 50 award

  The Enhance Digital Teaching Platform has been recognised as one of the 50 People, Products and Projects shaping the education and technology sector across the UK with an EdTech 50 2020 award. The platform hosts the ETF’s free EdTech training to help practitioners develop their teaching using technology. The core of the offer is […]

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Further government funding announced for FE leader and governance support

Release published 27 February 2020 by Department for Education and Education Secretary Gavin Williamson.   Multi-million-pound fund to boost standards across the FE sector   Almost £14 million will be invested to strengthen leadership and governance across the FE sector so more people can access high quality education and training. A multi-million pound fund to help […]

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