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17 December 2018

Taking Teaching Further Programme Launches Second Funding Round

Round Two of the Education and Training Foundation’s Taking Teaching Further (TTF) programme opened for applications on 12 December 2018.

The Department for Education-funded Taking Teaching Further programme is a national initiative to attract experienced industry professionals with expert technical knowledge and skills to work in Further Education.

In October 2018 the Government announced the first 37 post-16 providers that were successful in securing funding from the first application round, which will support up to 80 industry professional to retrain to work in their institutions.

The programme will initially run for two years to test how best to encourage and support experienced industry professionals from key sectors into FE teaching, full or part-time, and to support an ongoing exchange between FE and industry so that students can gain the knowledge and skills that employers need.

The focus will be on priority sectors, including the first T Level routes, and a fund of up to £5 million will be available.

The programme is divided into two strands:

  • Strand 1: Financial Support for Initial Teacher Education – financial support for up to 150 industry experts to become FE teachers, covering the course costs of teacher training as well as support and mentoring
  • Strand 2: Industry and College/Provider Innovation projects – support up to 40 innovative and scalable projects that help develop local partnerships and collaborations.

Round two of the fund is now open to applications from FE providers.

The fund is open to all FE providers, including:

  • General and specialist colleges
  • National Colleges
  • Independent training providers
  • Employer-led providers
  • Third-sector training providers
  • Local authority providers
  • Adult and community learning providers.

The deadline for Round Two applications is 15 February 2019.

Successful applicants must be ready to progress with their planned programme of activities in May 2019.

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