ETF spring series of research

In April 2018 the ETF launched three landmark pieces of research to support policy-makers and the sector in making informed training decisions to support the workforce.

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) is the home of independent, impartial and comprehensive research and data on the Further Education and Training sector’s workforce and professional development.

The reports include the following: 

1. Workforce Data (SIR)

Now in its 25th year, this is the most robust and independent source of data on the latest trends in demographics, staffing numbers and pay.

Download the Workforce Data and SIR Data Insights 2016/17.

Find out more by visiting the ETF website.   

2. Initial Teacher Education in FE

The main findings were that the quality of the organisations bringing future generations into the profession is high whilst the gradual fall in numbers joining the profession continues to be a challenge that the whole sector has to address.

Download the Initial Teacher Education report

Find out more by visiting the ETF website

3. Training Needs Analysis

Reflecting the perspectives of over 400 institutions and more than 2,000 individual practitioners (including teachers, trainers, leaders and assessors) about the future training needs of individuals, organisations the whole sector. It is first time such a wide-ranging analysis has been undertaken and shows a focus on leadership and management, English, maths and digital skills are all needed to take the FE profession forward with confidence through the current set of reforms.

Download the Training Needs Analysis in the FE sector.

Find out more by visiting the ETF website


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