Project Briefing 18/19

Published: 06 Jun 2019

Taster Morning For Further Forces Programme

In partnership with the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, Further Forces Programme is a scheme to retrain Armed Forces Service Leavers to teach technical subjects, including Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) in the further education (FE) and skills sector. This event will take place on Wednesday 26 June in East Sussex and will give introduction into the Further Forces Programme.

Providing information about life at a FE college and see how different it is to school. Meet some of the students and teachers. Discover how Further Forces helps the transition from Military to teaching: the programme is fully funded so does not cost a prospective trainee or the Military anything; trainees will get Level 5 teacher training and support in finding a teaching post in FE. 

There will also be an opportunity to meet and speak with some mentors, try your hand at some practical skills that give a feel for teaching and ask any questions about the programme.

The programme is aimed at Armed Forces personnel -  Service leavers due to leave the Armed Forces in the next two years and Service Leavers that have left in the last five years.

For further information please click here. If you have any questions please contact the projects team


Management Practices in FE and Sixth Form Colleges

The Centre for Vocational Education Research (CVER), London School of Economics are undertaking research into management practices in the FE sector, funded by the Department for Education. They are keen to interview principals and deputy principals from FE and sixth form colleges (SFC) in England to understand how the management of FE and SFC varies across the country and how they relate to college performance.

If you are interested in contributing to this major piece of research that will shape policy decision-making and management practices in years to come, please email the projects team for more information or to arrange an interview.


T Level Professional Development offer - Understanding T Levels

Working in partnership with the Department for Education, the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has developed a high-quality professional development offer to support teachers, trainers and leaders who will be delivering T Levels in 2020 and beyond.

As part of the ETF’s T Level Professional Development offer, working in partnership with The Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) and The Strategic Development Network (SDN), we have been commissioned to develop and deliver a CPD programme to support a wide range of staff across the sector to better understand T Levels. 

A range of CPD activities will be available shortly. This includes online CPD modules and webinars focused on specific roles and face-to-face, in-house support and workshops. To learn more about the full offer, please visit the Understanding T Levels webpage. 

The first Understanding T Levels webinar will be delivered on Monday 24 June at 10am. The webinar aims to support teachers and trainers to increase their understanding of T Levels and the changes required to effectively plan and deliver T Level programmes. This webinar is available at no charge to 2020, 2021 and future ESFA funded T Level providers. To book your place, please visit the ETF booking site.