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ETF awards contract that will boost digital competency of the Further Education sector workforce to improve learner outcomes

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has taken a significant step in its strategy to support the FE and Training workforce to become confident and effective users of technology in teaching and learning. A new contract to develop a pedagogic EdTech competency framework (EdTechComp) for the sector has been awarded to Sero Consulting Ltd – […]

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From work experience to masterclasses: new ETF research provides key guidance for effective employer engagement

Ensuring the individual interests, aspirations and needs of employers, providers and learners are aligned is key to the success of employer engagement activities for 16 and 17-year-olds below Level 2 – according to a new report and guidance document commissioned by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) to support the successful implementation of the proposed […]

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Working to improve disability awareness in the FE sector

The Education and Training Foundation is working with Remploy to help practitioners and managers within the FE sector, increase their awareness and meet the needs of learners with dyslexia, autism or hearing impairments. ​This programme is part of the ETF’s ongoing Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) programme. Research undertaken to assess the professional developmental needs […]

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ETF launches 2018/19 Masters research programme for practitioners at Annual Research Conference

For the fifth year running, opportunities for teachers, trainers and education leaders working in the Further Education (FE) and Training sector to work towards a Masters qualification are being launched today by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF). This is taking place at the ETF’s Annual Research Conference 2018 at Mary Ward House in London. […]

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ETF publishes report on current practice in using a system of phonics with Post-16 learners  

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has today published a Department for Education (DfE) funded report, Current Practice in Using a System of Phonics with Post-16 Learners, which explores the usage of phonics teaching with adult learners. ETF commissioned this research, undertaken by University College London (UCL), in February 2018 to review the extent to […]

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Training needs of early years sector examined by new ETF report    The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has released a report: Training the Early Years Sector, to identify the training needs of the early years teaching and training workforce in the Further Education (FE) and Training sector. ETF is the national workforce and professional development body for the Further Education and Training sector, supporting […]

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10 practitioner-led projects investigate outstanding teaching, learning and assessment of apprenticeship standards

Ten collaborative projects have now been commissioned to investigate the fundamental shift in teaching, learning and assessment of new apprenticeship standards. Funded by the Education and Training Foundation, the projects are an opportunity for over 100 practitioners to explore, understand and share what outstanding looks like in the new approach to apprenticeships. Each of the […]

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ETF and Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 launch Technical Teaching Fellowship (TTF) programme

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) in partnership with the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 18512 has today launched the Technical Teaching Fellowship (TTF) programme. They are looking to award fellowships to outstanding practitioners who are recognised for their high impact teaching practice and delivering effective outcomes for learners. The Technical Teaching Fellowships will celebrate, […]

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ETF commissions ICAEW for second year to deliver its CFO leadership programme

ICAEW has been commissioned for the second year to deliver the Education and Training Foundation’s Further Education (FE) CFO programme. This unique leadership programme is deemed essential to enable FE CFO’s to partner with their CEO to help drive strategy forward. The programme has had outstanding feedback from the 85 delegates who attended the four […]

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Application and Guidance launched for Taking Teaching Further programme

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has today now launched application guidance details of the new two-year Taking Teaching Further programme commissioned by the Department for Education. The national initiative, which the ETF and the Association of Colleges (AoC) played a key role in developing, aims to attract experienced industry professionals with expert technical knowledge […]

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£5m fund launched by DfE to attract experienced industry professionals to teach in FE

A £5million scheme calling on experts from across a range of technical sectors to work in further education has been launched today by Skills Minister Anne Milton. The Taking Teaching Further programme will pay for up to 150 professionals from sectors such as engineering and computing to retrain as further education teachers. This expertise will […]

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Inaugural SET conference 2018: Pride in Professionalism

The Society for Education and Training (SET) has opened bookings for its first national conference in Birmingham on 7 November. Shaped by members and practitioner-led, the conference aims to provide practical guidance for today’s busy teachers, trainers and educators. Sector leaders have already been confirmed as speakers and discussions will be based on the theme […]

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Many FE professionals recognised in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours

The Education and Training Foundation would like to congratulate all those who have been recognised in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to Further Education (FE) and training. The deserving recipients for this year’s honours include Matthew Coffey, who joined Ofsted in 2007 and was appointed COO in 2014, Gill Alton, chief executive of […]

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New research finds resilient and reliable IT infrastructure remains key to the future of EdTech in FE colleges

A new study published by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has found that, despite considerable advancements in EdTech, the key to fuller implementation of digital technology in Further Education still lies in ensuring the fundamentals, such as a reliable IT infrastructure and appropriate classroom design, are in place, alongside a clear, digital strategy at […]

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Free webinar to outline support available from ETF for apprenticeships delivery

Next week the Education and Training Foundation is delivering a free webinar aimed at apprenticeship providers and employers. The webinar will take place on 5 June between 12-1pm. The aim of this one-hour webinar is to provide an overview of the support available for providers and employers who are making the transition from apprenticeship frameworks […]

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