CPD courses for FE teachers | The ETF

In response to Covid-19

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. 

Taking place next week:


Our 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 below.

inTuition­ – SET’s quarterly journal

The Society for Education and Training (SET), the ETF’s membership body, has made available online, free of charge, the past year’s editions of inTuition, its member journal.

They feature a wide array of content from leading experts, including Geoff Petty explaining how to motivate learners to believe they can succeed, Professor Jo Boaler discussing the importance of a growth mindset and Professor Maggie Gregson casting her eye over FE’s research revolution.

inTuition is SET’s quarterly professional journal supporting members’ access to CPD resources and the latest sector and research news. It combines sector news with educational research and exciting practical developments and ideas in education and training. The summer issue of inTuition is due to be published on 15 June.

Visit the SET website to download the latest editions of inTuition.

inTuition Special Issue – May 2020

InTuition May special issueOur special issue of inTuition has been developed to help support teachers, trainers and leaders across post-14 education with the challenges currently facing the sector.

Access and download the digital/Pdf version of the May special issue.


SET webinars 

The Society for Education and Training (SET) has broadcast a brand new series with teacher and author Geoff Petty on ‘Teaching in the time of the coronavirus’. The four webinars, which are now available on-demand, include the following topics to support you during this time:

  1. Independent Learning – a structured approach to corona teaching.
  2. Learning teams and study buddies – providing students with support.
  3. Structuring the learning of a topic – the RAR approach.
  4. Evidence-based methods to include in your learning programmes.

SET has also broadacast a webinar with WorldSkills UK about their Digital Careers Advice Toolkit. Providing resources to support young people in thinking about their career direction, the toolkit is mapped against the Careers Development Institute and the Gatsby Benchmark Frameworks.  You can view the recording on the SET website.


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.

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.

ETF Booking Site

We are providing a number of online courses and webinars which are available to book on our booking site. These include a range on maths and English. Visit ETF Bookings and use the key words and search function to see what is available. Please keep checking back if you can’t find what you are looking for, as we are adding new courses all the time.

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

9 April 2020

16 April 2020

23 April 2020

7 May 2020

20 May 2020

To ensure you hear the latest on our courses and news from the sector, subscribe to the ETF newsletter by clicking the subscribe button in the top right-hand corner of this page. 

Watch this video for an introduction to the Education and Training Foundation and the support we offer:


Contact us

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