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2021 International Practice Focused Research in Education Conference

Registration for the first International Practice Focused Research in Education Conference (IPFREC 2021) is now open. The event, which will take place online, will be held in conjunction with the Education and Training Foundation’s (ETF’s) Practitioner Research conference – the Early Career Researcher (ECR) Conference, which is in its sixth year. The conference fee of […]

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Education Development Trust welcomed as a SET Corporate Partner

The Society for Education and Training (SET) has welcomed Education Development Trust, a not-for-profit organisation that transforms lives by improving education around the world, as a Corporate Partner. They have committed to a Lite membership package through until 31 March 2022. Memberships are to be used for the teams specialising in information, advice, and guidance […]

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Society for Education and Training shortlisted for Association Excellence Awards

The Society for Education and Training (SET) has been shortlisted for four categories at the 2021 Association Excellence Awards.

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New online resources to support CEOs and Principals in challenging times

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has today released two new modules as part of a series of online development resources for CEOs and Principals across the Further Education (FE) sector. The new modules focus on ‘Building Your Digital Strategy’ and ‘Risk and Strategic Leadership’ and feature insights from senior leaders in the sector as […]

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ETF Awards First EdTech Super Contributor Badge

Christopher Lindridge, Engineering Lecturer at Sunderland College, is the first practitioner to be awarded the Education and Training Foundation’s (ETF) EdTech Super Contributor badge. The new award was introduced in November 2020 to help foster a community of practice in use of educational technology (EdTech) on the ETF’s Enhance Digital Teaching Platform. To gain the […]

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FE leaders discuss benefits of recruiting teaching staff through Taking Teaching Further 

Three Further Education (FE) leaders who took advantage of funding to support their recruitment of teachers explain why other FE providers should sign up to the Taking Teaching Further (TTF) programme. The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) launched Round 4 of TTF, a Department for Education (DfE) funded initiative, in March. The programme helps FE providers recruit, train and retain industry professionals to […]

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Applications invited for 2022/23 Technical Teaching Fellowships

Applications are now open for the 2022/23 Technical Teaching Fellowships. The Fellowships are open to exceptional technical teachers in the FE and Training sector and are awarded by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) in partnership with the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851, following a rigorous selection process. Fellows are recognised as outstanding […]

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Shortlist announced for Festival of Learning Awards 2021

Learning and Work Institute has announced its shortlisted Festival of Learning award nominees for 2021.

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White Paper examines how FE meets industry demand for software skills

A White Paper has been published to examine how FE colleges can partner with EdTech specialists to accelerate the delivery of skills that lead to employment.

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College board reviews service extended to July 2021

The Department for Education has extended the Education and Training Foundation board reviews service to July 2021. This means that there is still time for colleges to receive a free board review, where they meet the criteria for a referral. As highlighted in the FE and Skills White Paper, three-yearly external board reviews will shortly […]

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Comprehensive online training programme for college governors

A comprehensive online training programme for college governors and governance professionals has been launched by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF). Developed on the ETF’s behalf by the Association of Colleges and funded by the Department for Education, the Governance Development Programme consists of 32 modules pitched at individuals with varying levels of experience and […]

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Hugh Baird College’s staff CPD day – a T Level model to replicate

On 29 January, Hugh Baird College in Merseyside held a whole staff training day to raise awareness and understanding of T Levels.    The college, which will start delivering T Levels from September 2021, worked with the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) to create a model allowing staff to carry out continuing professional development (CPD) in a convenient and time-effective way, which can be replicated by other providers.   The ETF supported the college to design a […]

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Recruit FE teachers with industry experience through Taking Teaching Further

Further Education providers are being encouraged to take advantage of funding to support their recruitment of teachers through the Taking Teaching Further programme. The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has announced Round 4 of the Department for Education (DfE) funded initiative, which helps FE providers recruit, train and retain industry professionals to become teachers in […]

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University College Birmingham becomes Society for Education and Training Corporate Partner

Teaching staff at University College Birmingham will be welcomed as members of the Society for Education and Training (SET) thanks to a new corporate partnership. The agreement will see 150 teaching staff at the University become members of SET, the only professional membership body dedicated to teachers and trainers working in Further Education (FE). The […]

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New survey launched to gather views on FE staff wellbeing during Covid-19

A new national survey is being launched by the University of Portsmouth to better understand the impact that the Covid-19 pandemic has had on the wellbeing of the Further Education (FE) workforce. Researchers at the University of Portsmouth aim to investigate whether the boundaries between work and non-work roles became blurred during the pandemic and […]

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