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Successfully using ICT to support learning in the secure estate

Identifying and documenting current examples During 2015-16, the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) was a partner in the government-commissioned Coates Review of prison education in England and Wales, to examine how it supports effective rehabilitation of prison learners. As part of its contribution to that review, the Foundation published: A report on the makeup of […]

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Biggest QTLS registration window opens today: Ensuring teachers and trainers get the recognition they deserve

The Society for Education and Training (SET), the professional membership organisation for practitioners working in the post-16 Further Education and Training sector has today opened its most popular registration window for Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status. Last year over 1,600 practitioners achieved the status, after an enriched and improved version was launched in September […]

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ETF launches free Prevent Duty online resources for learners

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has launched Side by Side, a free online Prevent duty awareness course for learners, funded by the Department for Education (DfE). The Foundation has also announced an autumn programme of free events across the country for teachers, trainers and sector professionals. Their aim is to showcase the courses to […]

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SET launches live webchat service

The Society for Education and Training’s (SET) new live webchat service, operated by Echo Managed Services, has been given a rating of four stars or greater* for chat, responsiveness, friendliness and knowledge. Four weeks since its launch, the webchat service is proving popular by members and non-members who can now submit questions and feedback in real-time […]

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QTLS applications opens 1 September

The membership team of the Society for Education and Training (SET) are gearing up to provide support to QTLS applicants in the coming months as they prepare for the most popular application window opening on 1 September. SET are running two QTLS webinars in September and October 2017 to give you all the information you […]

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Applying and refreshing your Digital Skills

The ETF’s Digital Skills programme offers teachers and trainers the opportunity to develop practical skills, refresh their teaching materials and build confidence in using technology. Over 100 people have already completed a course and with a 94% satisfaction rate. Stacey Bullock from Northumberland College said: “I am loving what feels like a new lease of […]

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Increasing the pipeline of BAME senior leaders

A team of three ETF Associates are using their expertise in the sector to coach a group of 15 aspiring leaders to increase their responsibility and secure promotions by January 2018. The participants work across the sector and country, in General Further Education Colleges, Sixth Form Colleges, Local Authorities and Independent Learning Providers. This works […]

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Further Education colleges play huge part in increasing access to Higher Education

In A-level results week, the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has today published its College Higher Education Local Impact Summary (CHELIS) report showing the increasing value of college-based higher education in widening participation by bringing it closer to students’ homes. The report analyses the numbers and characteristics of those studying for higher education qualifications at […]

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Strategic Leadership Programme: Cohort One is under way

The ETF is delighted to announce the successful start of its new Strategic Leadership Programme in partnership with the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School. The first three day residential at Oxford in June saw the first cohort of CEOs from FE, Adult Education and ITPs meeting for a programme of lectures and seminars which […]

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New research published into career progression trends in Further Education

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) and its membership body, the Society for Education and Training (SET) have published a report exploring career progression within the Further Education and Training sector. The research is the first of its kind to provide evidence for barriers to career progression including workload and lack of time, as well […]

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A new collaborative approach to simplify workforce data collection in Further Education

Three key organisations in Further Education (FE) have announced plans to work together to collect workforce data from FE Colleges. This will provide improved consistency, reliability and credibility in the sector’s workforce data alongside reducing the burden on college administrators. The Education and Training Foundation (ETF), the University and College Union (UCU), and the Association […]

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Teachers, trainers and education-leaders encouraged to work towards a Masters through research

Teachers, trainers and education leaders working in the Further Education (FE) and Training sector are being encouraged to sign up to an innovative practitioner research support programme, which provides a valuable opportunity to improve practice in the sector and gain a Masters qualification at the same time. These programmes are free of charge1 and come […]

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Education and Training Foundation appoint new Chief Operating Officer and Associate Director for Professional and Technical Education

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has today announced senior appointments to two newly created roles. In October, Jenny Jarvis will be joining the charity as Chief Operating Officer and Neil Bates will be joining as Associate Director for Professional and Technical Education. Both will play a key role in the ETF’s increasingly important drive […]

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Further Forces programme launched to retrain Armed Forces Service Leavers as Further Education teachers and trainers

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) in partnership with the Gatsby Charitable Foundation has launched the Further Forces programme, a scheme to retrain Armed Forces Service Leavers to teach technical subjects, including science, engineering and technology, in the Further Education and Training sector. The scheme is funded jointly by the Education and Training Foundation and […]

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Side by Side: the learner Prevent duty online modules

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) is pleased to launch Side by Side, the Prevent duty online modules for learners across the Further Education (FE) and Training sector. These are funded by the Department for Education (DfE) so can be used free of charge. All FE providers have a duty to safeguard their students – […]

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