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Toolkit to harness students’ digital capabilities to support teaching, learning and assessment launched

A new toolkit to help providers harness students’ digital capabilities to support teaching, learning and assessment has been published by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF). The toolkit offers a step-by-step guide to creating staff-student partnerships for use by providers and reflects the key findings from four pilots that took place earlier this year. It […]

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Stockport Council’s Continuing Education Service announces Corporate Partnership with Society for Education and Training

Stockport Council’s Continuing Education Service has become the second local authority provider to become a Corporate Partner of the Society for Education and Training (SET). Staff there will now be welcomed as SET members and enjoy a valuable range of professional development opportunities. The Society for Education and Training is the only professional membership body […]

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Themes of activity selected by the 21 Centres for Excellence in Maths

  The 21 Centres taking part in the government-funded Centres for Excellence in Maths (CfEM) programme have all selected their themes of activity to focus on during the programme. The CfEM programme is a national improvement programme aimed at delivering a step-change in maths teaching up to Level 2 in post-16 settings, with a focus […]

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The Education and Training Foundation launches new guide on the Further Education system in England

  The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has launched a new simple guide on the Further Education system in England – ‘So what is the FE Sector?’. The guide gives a clear explanation of what the Further Education (FE) sector is, what the different types of providers are in the sector and what opportunities the […]

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TLPD calendar launched

An events calendar specifically for booking events, courses and webinars related to the T Level Professional Development (TLPD) offer has launched. The new calendar is designed to display events by date from across the TLPD offer in a simple colour-coded format so practitioners can effortlessly identify and book CPD which is relevant to them. Providers […]

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Over half a million enrolments on the Education and Training Foundation’s free Prevent modules and resources

  The use of the Education and Training Foundation’s (ETF) Prevent resources is continuing to grow with the number of enrolments reaching over half a million. Since 2015, there have been over 180,000 sessions on the ETF’s ‘Prevent for FE and Training’ website and over 7,500 face-to-face training sessions, including sessions held inhouse, have been […]

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Applications open for TRIPs round 2

TLPD: Teacher Regional Improvement Projects – round two applications now open

Applications are now open for the second wave of Teacher Regional Improvement Projects (TRIPs). Submissions should be received no later than 12pm, 11 October 2019. TRIPs are undertaken as part of the T Level Professional Development (TLPD) offer and projects should aim to improve teaching practice in preparation for T Levels. Outcomes should ultimately ensure […]

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The ETF and SET release QTLS results today

  The results for practitioners in the Further Education (FE) and Training sector who have applied to be awarded Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status are being released today, Monday 12 August 2019. Conferred by the Society for Education and Training (SET), the professional membership organisation for the post-16 education and training workforce, on […]

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Introducing ‘Assessment for T Levels’ professional development sessions

From Autumn 2019 until March 2020 the Education and Training Foundation will be running 45 face-to-face sessions focused on formative and summative assessment for the first three T Levels; Digital, Construction and Education and Childcare. These sessions will be delivered through the Knowledge Hub Regional Networks as categorised below:   Region 1        […]

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Essential Digital Skills contract awarded

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has awarded a contract for the CPD programme to support the government’s Essential Digital Skills entitlement to an expert consortium led by Sero Consulting with DESQ and SkillsLogic. The new entitlement will enable adults aged 19+ with no or low digital skills to undertake ‘essential digital skills’ qualifications free […]

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Further Forces FE recruitment programme message taken to Invictus Games UK trials

The first Armed Services leaver to gain a PGCE through the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) Further Forces programme has been inspiring more ex-forces personnel to follow him into a technical teaching career in Further Education (FE). Alex Knowles, a former Mechanical Technician Supervisor in the Royal Air Force, shared his success at the Employment […]

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Education and Training Foundation appoints new Chair and new trustees

Following an open competitive recruitment process, the Board of the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has appointed Peter Latchford OBE to succeed Paul Mullins OBE as Chair when his term ends in October 2019. Rachel Musson has been appointed to the Board of Trustees from July 2019 and will be succeeding Steve Freer as Chair […]

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First teachers in the country achieve Chartered Teacher status

Saturday 20 July saw the first teachers in the country to be awarded Chartered Teacher status at a graduation ceremony at the City of London School for Girls. The 98 teachers are the first to achieve the national standard recognising excellent teaching from the Chartered College of Teaching. The first cohort of Chartered Teachers undertook […]

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SET Conference 2019: Promoting Professionalism

  SET Conference 2019: Promoting Professionalism – 6th November 2019 at The Vox Conference Centre, Birmingham The Society for Education and Training (SET), the professional membership body for those working across further education, vocational teaching and training has announced the line-up for its second national conference in Birmingham on 6 November. Shaped by members and […]

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Practitioners come together for Local Network Group event to discuss social justice in education

More than 35 practitioners came together to discuss social justice in education at a Birmingham Local Network Group (LNG) event last week, led by the Society for Education and Training (SET) and held at Fircroft College of Adult Education. Practitioners said they thoroughly “enjoyed being a part of a community of practitioners who are engaged in […]

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