In 2020-21, 245 FE practitioners who are mentoring or coaching colleagues (teachers or trainers) will be able to undertake a free professional development programme through the ETF. There are two programmes available: one for new mentors/coaches and one for experienced or qualified mentors who want to continue their professional development in this field. In addition, for each mentor allocated a place on the programme their employer will receive a grant of £6,000.
The grant will contribute towards:
A small proportion of the grant may also be used towards the cost of leaders/managers of the participating FE provider or group of providers undertaking a needs analysis and creating a development plan for how they can effect a quality mentoring across their organisation/s with the support of an expert facilitator provided through ETF. There will be a maximum of five grants available per FE provider. Depending on initial uptake, there may be additional places available at a later date.
Thank you for your interest in the Mentoring Programme. Places are now full, however if you wish to receive information about future programmes or to receive the resources we are developing, please complete this short survey.
For any queries please contact mentoringETF@etfoundation.co.uk
ETF is also offering 80 Grants of £1,000 to FE providers across England to support the professional development of mentors and coaches specialising in EdTech.
The Grants are designed to support mentors and coaches to undertake:
The ETF have developed a guide outlining 10 ideas for professional development. Each successful mentor or coach will receive the guide and will submit an action plan detailing which activities they plan to undertake before 31 March 2021. They will also be required to submit a progress report three months after completing the initial action plan.
For further information and to apply for grants visit EdTech and Digital Skills Grants.