Forty-nine technical teachers graduated from the Education and Training Foundation’s SET for Teaching Success programme at the beginning of July. They received Postgraduate Certificate in Education or Certificate in Education awards at the ETF–SET for Teaching Success Summer Conference, which this year took place virtually.
The newly-qualified teachers will now be taking up roles teaching in curriculum areas including agriculture, construction, engineering, ICT, science and auto-engineering at FE and Training providers across England. In doing so, they will help to address the acknowledged shortage of teachers of technical subjects in the Further Education and Training sector.
As well as the 49 graduates, the event was attended by a further 34 trainees who were marking the completion of the first year of their two-year course. They participated in interactive CPD sessions focusing on behavioural management in the context of online and remote learning, embedding education for sustainable development, unpacking a range of practical action resources, and positive behaviours for work, that included the modelling of frameworks and toolkits by experts from across the sector.
Cerian Ayres, the ETF’s National Head of Technical Education, said:
“It was with great pleasure that ETF and FE Sector colleagues celebrated the graduation of forty-nine technical teachers from the SET for Teaching Success programme on 3 July. These technical experts – now qualified teachers – will make a significant contribution to inspiring the next generation of young and adult learners to progress onto higher levels of technical study and employment. We wish them every success in their new careers and look forward to seeing the impact they make.”
Details of SET for Teaching Success are available on the ETF website.