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  • Neurodiversity: Unleashing potential in learners January 8, 2019
    Thinking about conditions such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD and autism just as special educational needs or learning difficulties may prevent teachers and trainers recognising some learners’ potential, Remploy Disability Training and Consultancy Specialist Kath Wood believes. Ahead of new ETF–Remploy training and webinars specifically for the Further Education and Training sector in February and March, […]
    John Hilsdon
  • New year, new diary – get filling it with the help of ETF’s Further Education Sector events calendar January 2, 2019
    By Charley Francis, Education and Training Foundation’s Senior Digital Communications and Events Officer.   Be it New Year’s resolutions, undertaking the challenge of Dry January or finally making the most of that gym membership, January is a time when a lot of us look to start bettering ourselves and make a bright start to the […]
    Ed Smith
  • Helping teachers encourage female learners into STEM December 10, 2018
    Ellie Bennett is a civil engineering lecturer at Stephenson College and part-time architectural designer. Find out why she believes teachers need to promote female ambassadors in STEM before learners reach further education, and how improving self-efficacy in the classroom, and at home, is key to encouraging girls into STEM careers. I remember the exact moment […]
    Julia Faulks
  • The DfE funded Side by Side course, teaching the FE Sector about Prevent duty, Extremism and Radicalism, explained December 3, 2018
    In this blog, ETF’s Selina Stewart and Pete Munday explain how the Side by Side modules are supporting providers with a resource which improves learners understanding of the dangers of radicalisation. Selina Stewart Pete Munday Our roles at the Education and Training Foundation involve supporting providers with their Prevent duty including updating the Prevent for […]
    Ed Smith
  • Part two: Putting neurodiversity at the heart of our approach to SEND November 26, 2018
    In the second part of his blog series on neurodiversity, Simon Beer, Head of Service for Haringey Adult Learning Service, explains why a strengths-based approach is not a tool to label individuals, but is about valuing learners equally.  Neurodiversity is an idea that emerged in the 1990’s which asserts that atypical (neurodivergent) neurological development is […]
    Julia Faulks


  • Apprentice Programme Success for BT Fleet Solutions January 23, 2019
    The first cohort of BT Fleet Solutions motor vehicle apprentices at Warwick Trident College have successfully finished the company’s inaugural apprenticeship programme after three and a half years of study to create the next generation of technicians.   The twelve apprentices, who each gained an Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) Level 3 Light Vehicle […]
  • #AI implementation in schools to reduce workload on teachers January 23, 2019
    In light of the news this morning that the UK’s Education Secretary Damian Hinds has called for innovative technologies such as AI to be implemented to reduce the workload on teachers, open source pioneer, SUSE, offer the following commentary:  As a disruptive technology, artificial intelligence has the potential to impact every sector and education is […]
  • Accelerated degrees approved by MPs January 23, 2019
    Proposals to increase choice for students and save on tuition fees have been passed by the House of Commons Students starting university from September 2019 are set to have more choice than ever before about how they study after MPs approved legislation to support the expansion of two-year and other accelerated degrees. Legislation was passed […]
    Responding to calls from the Education Secretary Damian Hinds for more schools to become an academy, Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, said: “We all aspire to seeing children get an education of the highest quality, whether that is in an academy or a council-maintained school. “Converting […]
  • Former Big Issue North Vendor Inspires College Students January 23, 2019
    Students at Leeds College of Building are being motivated this new year after spending time alongside a former Big Issue North seller, Alex Old.Alex was accepted on to a Painting & Decorating course at Leeds College of Building and is now inspiring others to turn their lives around following his own time on the streets.Several […]

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