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Further Forces 2020 National Recruitment Conference – 6 March

Places can now be booked for the Further Forces 2020 National Recruitment Conference, which takes place in London on 6 March. The event will welcome potential recruits to the Further Forces programme, FE providers and interested stakeholders. The day will include a keynote address on the technical teaching landscape and the recruitment of technical teachers; […]

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TLPD dissemination events

Dissemination events to support TLPD learning and idea exchange scheduled for March

Four events to disseminate learning and enable the exchange of knowledge and ideas from Teacher Regional Improvement Projects (TRIPs) and the Industry Insights components of the ETF’s T Level Professional Development offer will take place in March. Established in June and November 2019, a total of fifty collaborative TRIPs have been taking place covering a […]

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Online CPD programme launched to support staff delivering new essential digital skills qualifications

A new programme of online training and community support has been launched today to support teachers and trainers who will be delivering courses related to the new legal digital entitlement. This will fund all adults with no or low digital skills to study on specified qualifications free of charge – initially essential digital skills qualifications […]

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TLPD thematic webinars for middle managers

A new series of webinars aimed at middle managers who will be responsible for the introduction of T Level courses at their institutions is now available to book. The seven webinars, which are part of the ETF’s T Level Professional Development (TLPD) offer, take place in late-February and March. Their themes have been derived from […]

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Launch of new recognition system for practitioners using EdTech

  The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has launched a new approach to recognising achievement on the Enhance Digital Teaching Platform. The digital teaching solution is designed to help develop teaching and training practice using technology across the Further Education (FE) and Training sector. When a teacher or trainer completes a module on the Enhance […]

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Register your interest in WorldSkills UK

WorldSkills UK is now accepting expressions of interest for the UK-wide skills competitions it runs, ahead of registrations opening on 2 March. Those who register their interest will receive a notification email when the month-long registration period formally opens. The competitions feature approximately 3,500 young students and apprentices and 70 skills. They encompass regional heats, […]

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Nacro becomes Society for Education and Training Corporate Partner

  The Society for Education and Training (SET) is welcoming staff at Nacro, a national social justice charity with more than 50 years’ experience of changing lives, building stronger communities and reducing crime, as SET members. Nacro has signed a Corporate Partnership with SET – the professional membership body dedicated to teaching staff and trainers […]

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The ETF given important role in the Government’s multi-million-pound FE funding announcements

Last week the Department for Education (DfE) announced two funding packages that include programmes the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) will be designing, developing and managing on the Government’s behalf. Taking Teaching Further and mentor training On Wednesday 5 February a £24 million package to strengthen the FE workforce and help to level up skills […]

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The Education and Training Foundation secures significant contract to deliver T Level Professional Development across England

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has been awarded a major new four-year contract by the Department for Education to deliver T Level Professional Development from April 2020. Since last year, the ETF has been using DfE grant funding to support post-16 education providers to prepare for the first T Levels which start from September […]

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Industry Insights vital part of T Level preparation

Industry Insights proving to be vital part of T Level preparation

A variety of staff who will be involved in implementing and teaching T Levels have been undertaking a diverse range of Industry Insight staff placements, which provide industry-relevant professional updating to enable knowledge transfer and professional exchange. The placements are part of the T Level Professional Development offer created by the Education and Training Foundation […]

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Festival of Learning nominations deadline extended

The deadline for nominations for the 2020 Festival of Learning awards has been extended to 12noon on Wednesday 19 February. 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. The campaign has been running since 1992. The awards […]

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Further government funding announced for Taking Teaching Further

  Release published 05 February 2020 by Department for Education and Education Secretary Gavin Williamson.   Multi-million pound support package to boost the FE workforce £24 million package will strengthen the FE workforce and help to level up skills and opportunities up and down the country. Further education providers across the country are to benefit […]

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Technical Teaching Fellowship Awards 2020

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

Four celebrated Further Education (FE) and Training sector teachers were today awarded prestigious Technical Teaching Fellowships from the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) and the 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. […]

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Last opportunity to apply for Further Forces programme

Potential recruits to the ETF-led and Ministry of Defence and Gatsby Foundation-supported Further Forces programme have until the end of March 2020 to complete their induction and orientation. This will allow recruits to begin Initial Teacher Education training by the end of September 2020 at the latest. No further recruitment will take place after 31 […]

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English, maths and digital in T Levels

Support for developing learners’ English, maths and digital skills through T Levels

A new release of professional development support is now available for practitioners preparing to teach T Levels. To support the series of training events on developing embedded English, maths and digital (EMD) skills, a number of 90-minute interactive webinars are taking place in February and March. The first of these introduces the T Level Professional […]

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