In a world that now revolves around access to free and instant information on a global scale, the landscape of vocational education is also rapidly changing, writes Amy Hollier.
In response to this, alongside the Government’s recent reforms of technical education in the Post-16 Skills Plan, University College Birmingham (UCB) propose a paradigm shift in its approach to the delivery of technical education through the project entitled 'Curriculum 2020' with support from the Education and Training Foundation's (ETF) Teach Too initiative.
UCB is a Further and Higher Education Institution which specialises in highly vocational programmes across four schools, The Business School, The College of Food, The School of Sport and Creative Services and The School of Education, Health and Community. As part of the Curriculum 2020 project, each of the four schools has undertaken a forensic analysis of curriculum content, consulted with leading industry specialists on the demands and challenges of modern-day industry practices and conducted a rigorous internal skills audit across each of the teaching teams in order to develop a comprehensive and targeted CPD plan.
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Watch the SET webinar recording with Charlotte Bonner, National Head of Education for Sustainable Development at the Education and Training Foundation (ETF), to get insights into experiences and opinions of FE professionals relating to sustainability.
In the latest episode from the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) podcast, Paul Tully, Strategic Researcher at the ETF, is joined by training expert, Joanne Miles, to discuss how teacher research in the form of supported experiments can strengthen professionalism and raise standards in teaching and training.
Resilience. Recovery. Building back better. Reconnection and Re-engaging: These are common words in the current landscape of education and workplaces and was the topic of a recent SET Special Interest Group event I was invited to attend, writes Georgie Ford, Advanced Practitioner in Mental Health and Wellbeing at Weston College.