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New EdTech Webinars for Managers announced

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has announced four webinars to support managers to develop the digital capabilities of teachers and trainers within their organisations for remote, blended and in class delivery. The four webinars, which are free to access, will be delivered by the team behind the educational technology (EdTech) offer on the ETF’s […]

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FE workforce investment critical for green growth, ETF tells MPs

Ensuring teachers and trainers in the Further Education and Training sector have the resources, skills and knowledge required to train those moving into jobs that will support green growth is vital. That was the message to the Environmental Audit Committee’s inquiry into Green Jobs from Education and Training Foundation (ETF) Head of Education for Sustainable […]

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FETL publishes new Skills for Life action plan

The Further Education Trust for Leadership (FETL) has today (Monday 1 March 2021) published its Skills for Life: A New Strategy for English, Maths, ESOL and Digital action plan. It has been written by a collective of practitioners and sector leaders including experts from the Education and Training Foundation (ETF). The report considers the lessons […]

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Survey of staff with specific safeguarding responsibility

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) is conducting an important survey of Designated Safeguarding Leads and staff with safeguarding responsibilities in the post-16 education and training sectors. This is the first such survey of the safeguarding workforce in our sector and we think the resulting report will provide a useful picture of the professional skills […]

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Valuable CPD for teachers to enhance T Level delivery

A series of online Continuous Professional Development (CPD) events to support those new to teaching or those wishing to update their skills is taking place for staff in T Level providers. The live online events are part of the Education and Training Foundation’s (ETF) T Level Professional Development (TLPD) offer and will be delivered by […]

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Collaboration at the core of T Level Route Specific Training

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has announced the dates of its highly anticipated Route Specific Training element of the T Level Professional Development (TLPD) offer. The Route Specific Training is designed for frontline staff and middle managers who are, or will be, delivering T Levels. The courses are based on a unique model, due […]

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Full set of CPD courses to support staff delivering apprenticeships launched

Eight Apprenticeship Workforce Development (AWD) Continuous Professional Development (CPD) courses, fully-funded by the Department for Education, are now available to support staff who deliver apprenticeships are now available. The following two courses were launched today: Apprenticeship Leadership: Effective Use of Resources This course helps support development and effective use of resources and delivery models, as […]

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Hear from ETF experts at AoC events this spring

Following on from the Association of Colleges’ (AoC) Annual Conference, details of the Education and Training Foundation’s (ETF) sessions at forthcoming AoC events have now been confirmed. Experts from across the organisation will be speaking at conference events covering a range of topics aimed at the FE sector including apprenticeships. All the events will take […]

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Spring 2021 Webinar Series: Remote Teaching and Learning

A fresh series of webinars to address the current challenges of blended and remote learning delivery is about to launch, delivered by the team behind the educational technology (EdTech) offer on the ETF’s Enhance Digital Teaching Platform. The new series will focus on helping teachers, trainers and support staff who have been supporting learners remotely […]

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ETF launches weekly EdTech drop-in clinics

From Wednesday 17 February (2021), the team working on the Enhance Digital Teaching Platform for the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) will be providing weekly educational technology (EdTech) drop-in clinics from 12.30pm–1.15pm. The team includes Sally Betts, Alistair McGrath, Tricia Odell and Sarah Simons, led by Vikki Liogier, the ETF’s National Head of EdTech and […]

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Strategic development programme launched for Leaders and Governors involved in apprenticeship delivery

To support Leaders and Governors involved in apprenticeship delivery, a Continuous Professional Development (CPD) programme, fully-funded by the Department for Education, has launched. Part of the Education and Training Foundation’s (ETF) Apprenticeship Workforce Development (AWD) programme, the Strategic Leadership and Governance offer has been developed with Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) and the […]

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Take part in our latest survey: understanding sustainability

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has launched a survey asking the Further Education (FE) and Training sector workforce to offer their experiences and knowledge on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). ESD promotes the development of the knowledge, skills, understanding, values and actions required to create a sustainable world, which ensures environmental protection and conservation, […]

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National Apprenticeship Week 2021

National Apprenticeship Week 2021 takes place from Monday 8 to Sunday 14 February. The fourteenth annual week-long celebration of apprenticeships will shine a light on the amazing work done by employers and apprentices across the country. Bringing together apprenticeship ambassadors, MPs, training providers, apprentices, parents and employers, National Apprenticeship Week highlights the work being done […]

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Two new CPD courses to support staff delivering apprenticeships launched

  Two new Apprenticeship Workforce Development (AWD) Continuous Professional Development (CPD) courses, fully-funded by the Department for Education, have launched to support staff who deliver apprenticeships. Effective Technical Teaching: Preparing for End Point Assessment Success This course covers how to prepare learners for employment, progress monitoring and designing successful End Point Assessment (EPA). Technical Curriculum […]

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T Level Leadership Mentoring Programme opens for applications

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has announced a new Leadership Mentoring Programme, which sits within the leadership element of the T Level Professional Development (TLPD) offer. The programme will give middle managers the opportunity to develop in their role through a series of facilitated mentoring sessions. The sessions will increase participants’ leadership and management capability and offer […]

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