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The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) is working in partnership with the Association of Colleges (AoC) to support collaborative partnerships between FE Sector providers and industry, to implement Teach Too practice. During Phase 5 of this programme, providers and employers are invited to trial Teach Too resources, toolkits and checklists aimed at addressing some of the challenges of technical reform implementation while addressing the skills needs of individuals, communities and businesses.

Teach Too is an ETF development programme, aiming to address quality improvement in technical education and training, implementing Teach Too principles and approaches based on the recommendations of the CAVTL Report.

The emphasis is on two-way street- genuine collaborations between FE Sector providers and employers. Encouraging people from industry to spend some time teaching their work. This will enable both a national core and locally tailored element, giving employers a direct involvement in designing, planning, developing and in some cases delivering technical programmes.

Teach Too approaches implement the key characteristics on which excellent technical and vocational teaching and learning programmes depend:

  • a clear line of sight to work
  • ‘Dual Professional’ teachers and trainers who combine occupational and pedagogical expertise and are trusted and given the time to develop partnerships and curricula with employers
  • access to industry-standard facilities and resources reflecting ways in which technology is transforming work
  • clear escalators to higher level vocational learning, developing and combining deep knowledge and skills.

Visit the project website for more information including how to get involved in Teach Too phase 5. If you have any queries, please contact Cerian Ayres, Head of Technical Education.

Resources and support

All outcomes, including project demonstration models, from the Teach Too programme (2014-16) can be found on the Development and Innovation in TVET exhibition site.

You can access our Teach Too resources page for practical resources that have been developed to support employer provider partnerships to work collaboratively to improve the relevance of technical education and training.

More examples of employer engagement activities and effective partnership working between providers and industry are also available on the Transition Offer page.

Teach Too blog

In Phase 5 of the Teach Too programme we invite successful project applicants and sector colleagues to share their learning, ideas, challenges and resources by contributing to the Teach Too Blog. The aim is to build a community of practice by posting newsletters, enabling effective practice and useful resources to be shared widely.

Please email your newsletters, resources, video links to ETF Teach Too Associate Mark Ravenhall at markravenhall@sky.com for review prior to upload.