CPD courses for FE teachers | The ETF

We provide a huge range of first class online CPD resources specifically for teacherstrainers, managers and leaders in the Further Education (FE) and Training sectorAll are funded by the Department for Education (DfE) and aimed at improving practice and supporting excellence. 

The resources cover subject matters from digital skills in teaching, embedding maths and English, to Prevent and many others.  To help you find what you need with a few clicks, please find an overview of the platforms:  

Digital Teaching Practice: Online Modules 

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) provides training support for  teachers and trainers in using educational technology (EdTech). The offer is hosted on our Enhance Digital Teaching Platform and is designed to help you develop and innovate your practice to engage learners and improve outcomes. The support is through two key ways: 

  1. How to use EdTech to teach:  For those wanting to learn how to develop your teaching practice using educational technology (EdTech), we have a range of online modules mapped to our Digital Teaching Professional Framework.
  2. How to develop your Essential Digital Skills: For those wanting to develop their essential digital skills and prepare to teach courses for the new legal digital entitlement, we have a range of online modules mapped to the national standards.

Online CPD Resources  

There are a range of online CPD resources and networks available for everyone in the Further Education and Training sector – including teachers, trainers, managers, leaders and governors.  

In March 2020, the ETF recorded a series of free, online webinars to support colleagues across the FE sector who work from home to support students. The webinars, available through the ETF’s booking system, are:

Each webinar has supporting modules on the Enhance Digital Teaching Platform, more information on the webinars and the supporting modules can be found  in the news section of the ETF website.

The Foundation Online Learning website 

Here you will find online learning programmes, CPD modules and free teaching online resources to support you in improving organisational performance and learning delivery.  

The Excellence Gateway website 

This is the ETF’s resources portal where you can browse over 7,500 resources, covering a broad range of topics and including guidance, effective practice, teaching materials, research and CPD materials. 

The Prevent website

This website is for practitioners working in FE and training to undertake online training to comply with the Prevent Duty and safeguarding.


Courses Newsletter

Please find links below to our Online Courses Newsletters:

2 April 2020


Corporate Brochure

Download and read our Corporate Brochure, which provides an overview of the full range of courses and programmes we offer throughout the year. 

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Contact us

T: 0800 0 831 830 E: bookingsupport@etfoundation.co.uk