This Department for Education-funded initiative is managed on its behalf by the Education and Training Foundation who also played a key role in the programme’s development. It was launched in June 2018 with four rounds of funding having been successfully completed between 2018 and 2022.
Taking Teaching Further has been expanded beyond the 15 technical routes to include a ‘core skills’ element, which aims to support the recruitment of business and industry experts to teach English, maths or SEND to Technical subject students.
Even if you have participated previously in the programme its important to read the guidance materials as changes have been made to the delivery of the programme. There will also be webinars that you will be asked to attend once registered that will take you through in more detail and explain the changes made.
Round 5 will run until July 2024 and will continue to offer FE providers support with the funding towards new recruits undertaking a Level 5 teaching qualification, receiving intensive support such as paired teaching, mentoring or work shadowing, as well as a reduced teaching workload in the first year of teaching.
The ETF has successfully delivered four previous rounds of Taking Teaching Further.