The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) offers a wide range of professional development courses to support practitioners, leaders and managers working across the FE and skills system.
SET members are entitled to an exclusive 15 per cent discount on the majority of these courses.
Outstanding teaching, learning and assessment (OTLA)
Projects and courses to support the improvement of teaching, learning and assessment.
- Two regional programmes underway supporting providers to undertake collaborative projects.
- A national programme focused on technical education facilitating joint practice development projects in a variety of sectors including Dairy, Nuclear, Hairdressing and Engineering.
- Locally organised Professional Exchange groups helping practitioners to develop and share practice.
Visit the Improving Teaching exhibition site on Excellence Gateway, hosted by the ETF.
Find out more about OTLA projects.
HE in FE
As more than 10 per cent of Higher Education (HE) in England is delivered within the Further Education (FE) sector, we are keen that there is suitable training available for the teachers and trainers actually delivering these higher level programmes, including Higher Level Apprenticeships.
ETF provides a downloadable version of this programme to allow providers to run it themselves at their convenience. The module is accredited by Derby University.
Visit the ETF website for more information.
Prevent Duty and Safeguarding Support Programme
Our continued support for the Prevent Duty is in line with the increased Ofsted focus on engaging with and promoting British values.
View the full Prevent course offer.
Designed to increase the awareness, capacity and expertise in the post-16 education sector to deliver high-quality provision and support for SEND.
Visit the SEND exhibition site to access resources.
Find out more about SEND resources by visiting the ETF website.
Support for Apprenticeships
Find out more about what support is available to help managers, teachers, trainers, assessors, employers, leaders and those involved in governance to make the transition from apprenticeship frameworks to delivery of standards, ensuring effective preparation for end-point assessment.
Visit the ETF website to view the full apprenticeships support.
Study Programme Support
The ETF study programme offer is organised into two strands of work. Both strands feature packages of support that enable providers and practitioners to improve their planning and delivery of study programmes.
View the full Study Programmes offer.
Teach Too is an ETF development programme, aiming to address quality improvement in technical and vocational teaching and learning, implementing Teach Too principles and approaches based on the recommendations of the CAVTL Report.
Find out more about Teach Too programmes and approaches.