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    Teachers and Trainers urged to start 2018 by getting the recognition they deserve

    New Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status window open until 31 January 

    QTLS helping more practitioners get the recognition they deserve

    Professionalism is central to the mission of the Society for Education and Training (SET). Our goal is to help teachers and trainers develop and improve their skills to enhance their own professional standing, and with it the wider quality and recognition of the education and training system.

    Project to strengthen local collaboration with employers

    More than £100,000 is to be invested into local areas to embed collaborative partnerships between employers and education and training providers, thanks to a new programme from the Education and Training Foundation. 

    Getting to grips with end-point assessments

    Apprenticeships are big news. Most of us are aware of the three million target that the government has set, the changes to funding, and the ways in which apprenticeship standards differ from apprenticeship frameworks. The changes are wide-ranging and the potential rewards are significant. Increasing the volume of high quality apprenticeships brings not only improvements to productivity but also to social mobility.

    Apprenticeship route to QTS

    QTS-spotting The recent announcement by Justine Greening about creating an apprenticeship route to QTS has opened up a fascinating and important debate about teaching qualifications and professional formation.

    Last few weeks to submit workforce data

    The deadline is fast approaching to submit your 2016/17 workforce data to the national Further Education (FE) workforce data service, SIR Data Insights. The service is run by the Education and Training Foundation on behalf of the government and collects data at individual staff contract level from all FE learning providers. These include independent training providers, adult education and voluntary/community sector providers. The deadline for this year’s submission is 31 October.

    Shaping success – the role of the ETF in maths and English

    There has been a quiet revolution going on in the further education sector over the last four years. Substantial numbers of learners now required to re-sit GCSE maths and English, brand new GCSE specifications with a new grading system and an ongoing review of Functional Skills that is re-examining their value, purpose and content. And now a new £16million fund to encourage more learners to continue studying maths to Level 3, focusing on disadvantaged groups. All this for a sector that is already busy training the next generation of skilled people, equipping them for jobs now and in the future – whatever that might look like.

    Education and Training Foundation launches Maths and English Shaping Success campaign

    The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has launched a suite of new courses, tips and tools for teachers and trainers across the Further Education (FE) and Training sector, to provide them with additional support in improving progress in maths and English for their learners.

    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.

    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 provider organisations and discuss how the resources can be used most effectively with learners to support work on Prevent and extremism.

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