National Apprenticeship Week 2021

National Apprenticeship Week 2021 takes place from Monday 8 to Sunday 14 February. The fourteenth annual week-long celebration of apprenticeships will shine a light on the amazing work done by employers and apprentices across the country. Bringing together apprenticeship ambassadors, MPs, training providers, apprentices, parents and employers, National Apprenticeship Week highlights the work being done […]

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Two new CPD courses to support staff delivering apprenticeships launched

  Two new Apprenticeship Workforce Development (AWD) Continuous Professional Development (CPD) courses, fully-funded by the Department for Education, have launched to support staff who deliver apprenticeships. Effective Technical Teaching: Preparing for End Point Assessment Success This course covers how to prepare learners for employment, progress monitoring and designing successful End Point Assessment (EPA). Technical Curriculum […]

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T Level Leadership Mentoring Programme opens for applications

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has announced a new Leadership Mentoring Programme, which sits within the leadership element of the T Level Professional Development (TLPD) offer. The programme will give middle managers the opportunity to develop in their role through a series of facilitated mentoring sessions. The sessions will increase participants’ leadership and management capability and offer […]

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T Level Industry Insights programme evolves to offer virtual placements and training

The Industry Insights element of the Education and Training Foundation’s (ETF) T Level Professional Development (TLPD) offer has evolved due to Covid-19, and now offers teachers, business support staff, middle managers and leaders the option to complete virtual placements and training. The programme provides staff involved in the delivery of T Levels with the opportunity […]

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Technical Teaching Fellows 2021-2022

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

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

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Launch of grants to support EdTech development using the Enhance Digital Teaching Platform

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) is offering six grants of £3,000 to support short reflective explorations to develop digital skills through engagement with the EdTech award scheme and community of practice facilities on the Enhance Digital Teaching Platform (EnhanceDTP). The aim is to foster a dialogue about digital pedagogies amongst practitioners both within individual […]

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New EdTech modules released with a focus on digital wellbeing and managing online learning

Twelve new bite-size EdTech modules have been released on the Enhance Digital Teaching Platform to provide further support for practitioners teaching learners based at home. One of the major themes of the new batch of modules is digital wellbeing – a topic of increasing importance at a time when people are spending more time using […]

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‘Grab-and-Go’ training sessions on digital teaching tools

The Education and Training Foundation has launched a series of six ‘Grab-and-Go’ lunchtime skills development sessions exploring digital teaching tools. The free sessions are aimed at those teaching digital skills or teaching remotely. Each session will last just 30 minutes and will demonstrate the key features of a selected digital tool, followed by an opportunity […]

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New ETF CPD courses to support staff delivering apprenticeships

A series of online Continuous Professional Development (CPD) courses, fully-funded by the Department for Education, is now available to all apprenticeship providers and their workforce. The Apprenticeship Workforce Development (AWD) offer, from the Education and Training Foundation (ETF), provides trainers and leaders with the teaching skills, subject knowledge and confidence needed to deliver successful apprenticeships […]

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ETF welcomes White Paper publication

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has welcomed the publication of the Skills for Jobs White Paper. Published today (21 January 2021), the White Paper recognises the importance of high-quality professional development for teachers, the value of excellent governance and leadership, and the necessity of recruiting further talent into the FE and Skills sector workforce. […]

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Petroc College becomes SET corporate partner

Petroc College has become the latest further education provider to be welcomed as a corporate partner of the Society for Education and Training (SET). The agreement will see up to 300 teaching staff at the college become members of SET, the only professional membership body dedicated to teachers and trainers working in further education. The […]

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New professional development programme for college governance professionals

A new development programme for the governance professionals of Further Education and Sixth Form college governing bodies has been launched by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF). Delivered on behalf of the ETF by the Association for Colleges (AoC), the programme features two strands; one for those relatively new to the role and one for […]

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National Technical Teacher Recruitment Conference – 12 February

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) will be hosting a National Technical Teacher Recruitment Conference on the morning of Friday 12 February 2021. It will take place online and is free to attend. The conference aims to increase recruitment to Further Education technical teaching, support ETF Further Forces programme trainees into technical teaching employment and […]

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Details of ETF-led sessions at AoC Annual Conference confirmed

Details of the three sessions Education and Training Foundation (ETF) experts will lead at the 2021 Association of Colleges (AoC) Annual Conference have been confirmed. They will address themes of leadership, safeguarding and T Level delivery. On Monday 8 February, ETF National Head of Leadership Development Janet Clark and ETF Associate Pauline Odulinski OBE will […]

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New bite-size EdTech modules to support digital learning

The Education and Training Foundation has today (11 January 2021) released 14 new educational technology (EdTech) training modules on the Enhance Digital Teaching Platform. The aim is to support teachers and trainers across the sector with digital content creation and delivery at a time when remote working is necessitated again. The 14 new modules cover […]

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