Colleges Receive Boost to Teacher Recruitment

The first wave of successful further education providers to receive Taking Teaching Further funding have been announced.

Skills Minister Anne Milton announced today (12 October 2018) the first successful providers to receive funding from the Taking Teaching Further (TTF) programme.
Launched in June, the £5 million TTF programme is a national initiative to attract experienced industry professionals with expert technical skills to work in Further Education (FE) and support an ongoing exchange between industry and FE so that students can gain the knowledge and skills that employers need.

The programme is divided into two strands: strand 1 – to support 150 industry experts to become FE teachers, covering the course costs of teacher training as well as support and mentoring; and strand 2 – to support up to 40 innovative and scalable projects that help develop local partnerships and collaborations.

23 colleges and FE providers have been allocated TTF funding as part of strand 1, with an additional 20 providers successful in delivering projects as part of strand 2. A full list of successful projects can be found on the Department for Education’s website.
Apprenticeships and Skills Minister Anne Milton said:

“I’m thrilled that we have a chance to bring industry to colleges and it will be exciting to see the differences they can make to their colleges and the students they teach. Further education changes lives, and our inspiring teachers are a huge part of that.”
A second application round for projects that will start in financial year 2019-20 is due to open in December 2018.


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Research Development (RD) is part of the Department of Enterprise, Employability and Research Development. RD is responsible for ensuring that Research and Enterprise is of the highest quality and meets all required internal and external standards, including managing the institutional submission to the Research Excellence Framework (REF). RD leads on development and implementation of the institutional research and enterprise integrity policies, processes and best practice. It also hosts the institutional Staff Researcher Development Programme and the Early Career Researcher Programme SPARC, and is responsible for the annual Research Internship programme. RD provides strategic and targeted support for academic staff to seek and secure funding for their research and innovation activities. This includes identification of core funding opportunities and support for proposal development, alongside strategic advice and support for faculties to develop their research portfolio and capacity.

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