The initiative is funded by a partnership between the Education and Training Foundation (ETF), which has a charitable objective to develop the technical education workforce, and the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851.
The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851’s mission is to “increase the means of industrial education and extend the influence of science and art upon productive industry” through postgraduate Fellowships and Scholarships for advanced study and research in science, engineering, and a small number of Special Awards. Many of these are focused on raising awareness of career paths and opportunities presented by science and engineering to young people.
The Technical Teaching Fellowship Programme celebrates, develops and disseminates exceptional practice in technical teaching, to support and empower the industrial and technical expertise of the next generation. Funded fellowships enable successful applicants to develop and promote a model of professional excellence in their delivery of technical education, and for effective practice to be disseminated widely to improve the quality of technical teaching and training.
At the heart of the programme is the understanding that to grow industrial capacity, we need to recognise, reward and promote high quality collaborations between industry and education in the Further Education and Training sector.
The programme encourages institutions with an excellent track record in technical and vocational education to propose Technical Teaching Fellows.
Successful applicants will:
We welcome applications from any region of England, any type of ESFA funded provider who is recognised for its excellence in the delivery of technical education and training and any practitioner who is an considered to be an outstanding practitioner, facilitating high quality learning experiences and excellent outcomes for learners. Joint applications from two individuals wishing to work together will be considered, both from one organisation or as a partnership between two providers. Ideal candidates are likely to be teachers and trainers fully engaged in employer-facing education and vocational delivery. They would be teaching on work or college-based learning programmes that are designed to provide training for skilled occupations where there is a substantial requirement for technical knowledge and practical skills to develop occupational competency.
Applications should propose knowledge transfer activities that share effective practice in technical education and training and drive improvement. Full support will be given to assess the potential of the Fellowship to drive innovation, increase productivity and to contribute towards the maintenance of a sustainable local economy.
Applications are now open for the 2022/23 Technical Teaching Fellowship awards. Download Technical Teaching Fellowships – Application Form and Guidance.
Cerian Ayres, the ETF’s National Head of Technical Education, discussed why technical teachers should consider applying in her blog, In technical teaching, Fellows are leaders.
For further information about the programme, please contact Cerian.