OTLA

An Introduction to Practitioner-led Action Research
An Introduction to Practitioner-led Action Research
Action research and evidence based practice are very powerful tools for developing teaching and improving outcomes for learners. Yet they can seem daunting at first, with a variety of specific terms and methods. This practical one-day course will help you demystify research, and show you how you can fit action research into even the busiest schedule.
ETF/AoC Outstanding Teaching, Learning and Assessment Technical Skills National Conference
ETF/AoC Outstanding Teaching, Learning and Assessment Technical Skills National Conference
A national conference on the outcomes of an ETF funded programme on Outstanding Teaching, Learning and Assessment . Delivered by the Association of Colleges in partnership with emfec, the programme has supported 21 provider-led projects to develop and trial innovative approaches in the teaching, learning and assessment of technical skills. The conference is an opportunity to hear directly from the providers about what has worked in improving outcomes for learners in technical education, and why.
Experiential Learning and Problem Based Learning in Engineering
Experiential Learning and Problem Based Learning in Engineering
This one day course will explore how vocational practitioners teaching engineering and manufacturing courses can deliver the curriculum to learners using experiential learning and problem based learning approaches, incorporating employer engagement. It will draw on the learning and practical approaches from two projects led by Lakes College, Cumbria and Derby College as part of the Education and Training Foundation's Outstanding Teaching, Learning and Assessment (OTLA) Programme.
Flexible Learning Fund - Regional Workshops
Flexible Learning Fund - Regional Workshops
In the first weeks of 2018, the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) will be hosting nine free regional workshops funded by the Department for Education to promote the £10 million Flexible Learning Fund1 to employers, adult education providers and other potential bidders.

Further information is available at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/further-education-flexible-learning-fund
Making Maths Matter
Making Maths Matter
This one day course will explore how vocational practitioners courses can incorporate maths into the curriculum alongside employer engagement. It will draw on the learning from a project led by Lincoln College as part of the Education and Training Foundation's Outstanding Teaching, Learning and Assessment (OTLA) Programme. The project worked with teachers and employers in the engineering and creative industries, but the content will be relevant for vocational practitioners in all subject areas.
South West Transforming Teaching Learning and Assessment Projects Dissemination Day
South West Transforming Teaching Learning and Assessment Projects Dissemination Day
Led by Creative Education, the Foundation has funded twenty peer led approaches to transforming and improving teaching, learning and assessment in the South West. The dissemination day is the culmination and celebration of six months of successful and innovative partnership project collaboration; the reports, impacts, strategies and resources of which will be shared with the sector via the Excellence Gateway and other websites.