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Online survey exploring training needs across FE

Teachers, trainers and leaders working in further education are being invited to take part in an online survey to explore training needs across the sector.

Take part in the Training Need Analysis 2017 survey.

The further education workforce survey is being conducted by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF), in partnership with the Association of Colleges (AoC), Association of Employer and Learning Providers (AELP) and HOLEX.

Sector bodies and the Department for Education (DfE) have joined forces under the aegis of the ETF to launch the national exercise – the first time the sector has undertaken such systematic research of this scale, engaging with every level of the workforce.

The Training Needs Analysis will provide crucial baseline data to ensure future training for teachers and trainers is aligned with their professional needs and priorities. The analysis will be carried out through two surveys with a target of several thousand responses, with the findings published in early 2018.

A robust and holistic assessment of the system 

A telephone survey will explore training needs from the perspective of organisations within the sector, while an online survey via email will explore training needs from the perspective of individuals.

Data will be used to inform future priorities for the ETF, sector bodies and the Government as well as inform discussions with devolved authorities, individual training providers, and employers.

David Russell, Chief Executive of the Education and Training Foundation, said: “This cross-sector collaboration shows the depth of commitment to ensuring the CPD that teachers and trainers receive actually meets their needs, their learners’ needs and the needs of the country. Given the centrality of our sector in a post-Brexit Britain, we require a profession with the right knowledge and expertise our country needs.

“This analysis is on a different scale of ambition and impact to what we have done before – with systematic analysis that will inform our future direction and give sector leaders a much richer insight into the opportunities and challenges we face together."