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The Education and Training Foundation (ETF)

The ETF is the sector owned and led body devising and providing support to the sector in response to sector defined needs. The ETF has the primary responsibility for work force readiness, especially with regard to maths and English, and apprenticeships, but also encompassing leadership and governance.  The ETF also host the Excellence Gateway and the Enhance Digital Teaching Platform which have a wealth of resources and training materials and the Professional Development Platform which offers resources to support teaching T Levels, Apprenticeships, and leadership development. The Society for Education and Training, the professional body for teachers and trainers in the sector, is also a part of the ETF.


The Society for Education and Training (SET)

The SET is the professional membership body which provides support and training and otherwise represents members’ interests, with particular responsibility for administering and conferring QTLS, the professional status for teachers in the sector.

The following is a list of topics we have compiled some notes on, each linking to another page

Information for Returners

Back to FE; back to the future!

What is the FE & Skills sector these days?

Recent Changes

Prevent and Safeguarding

Osted inspection


Range of learners

Teaching qualifications

Getting some experience

The Education and Training Foundation

The Society for Education and Training

Subject knowledge

Terms and Conditions