The most commonly held teaching qualifications for further education (FE) teachers and trainers is the Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE), according to a new report published by The Education and Training Foundation (ETF).
Information was gathered from 175 providers as part of the ETF’s annual Workforce Data Report (2015/16) highlighting trends in staffing numbers, pay and demographics across all provider types in the English FE and training sector.
This report also forms part of ETF’s SIR Data Insights service, which is a free decision-making tool offering data dashboards and benchmark comparisons.
“We are really pleased with the increased response from across the whole sector to the new SIR Data Insights system that we introduced a year ago. For the first time, with the support of organisations across the sector, we have comprehensive data on all kinds of learning and training providers in Further Education," says Charlynne Pullen, Head of Data and Evaluation at the Education and Training Foundation.
“Our new SIR Data Insights service collects more data on staff in the whole sector, including qualifications. It offers clear benefits to those who submit data, including access to individual dashboards and sector benchmarks. This workforce data report is a key part of ETF’s data and evaluation programme, ensuring that practitioners, providers and policy makers have robust and high quality data to support decision-making. Providing data on qualifications and CPD is a key part of that, with new data on these areas this year,” she adds.
Read the full press release on the ETF website.