The Education and Training Foundation are conducting the largest-ever research survey into what training teachers, trainers and leaders working at all levels within the FE sector feel they need.

The Training Needs Analysis survey will be used to shape future training that’s given within the sector, so it aligns with professional needs and priorities.

Conducted by the Education and Training Foundation, in partnership with the Association of Colleges, Association of Employer and Learning Providers and HOLEX, the survey will be carried out with both organisations and individuals, with the aim of gathering several thousand responses from people at every level of the workforce.

Organisations will be selected at random for a telephone survey over the next few weeks, with individuals able to access it online.

It will be the first time research of this scale has been undertaken within FE, and findings will be published in early 2018.

“This cross-sector collaboration shows the depth of commitment to ensuring the CPD that teachers and trainers receive actually meets their needs, their learners’ needs and the needs of the country,” said David Russell (pictured), chief executive of the ETF.

“It will inform our future direction and give sector leaders a much richer insight into the opportunities and challenges we face together.”

The survey can be accessed here.

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