Partner working: raising the status of FE and skills
IfL works with a range of organisations both within and outside of the further education and skills sector raise the status of teachers and trainers, IfL members.
Here you can find information about current projects with other organisations and find out how you can get involved.
Adult Learners' Week
IfL is proud to support Adult Learners' Week (ALW). Adult Learners' Week celebrates all kinds of learners and promotes the benefits of every type of learning through thousands of projects, events and award ceremonies.
ATL seminars on professionalism
IfL and ATL have held the first in a series of joint seminars on professionalism, featuring guest speakers including Professor Frank Coffield and Professor Ewart Keep.
Centre for Research and Development in Lifelong Learning (CRADLE)
IfL is delighted to be working in close partnership with the University of Wolverhampton on the Centre for Research and Development in Lifelong Education (CRADLE) which focuses on initial teacher education and the early stages of professional teaching or training careers.
Education and Training Foundation
The Education and Training Foundation is the new employer-led organisation for the sector. The Foundation has a steering group, of which IfL is a member along with other sector organisations.
IfL is currently working with the Education and Training Foundation on a research project to understand what more can be done to make teaching and training in further education and skills an attractive career option for top graduates and well-qualified industry professionals. Find out more about the project and how you can get involved.
Leading learning with the 157 Group
The 157 Group and IfL have published a series of papers focusing on high-quality teaching and learning.
IfL is proud to be supporting Maths4us, a partnership of national organisations supporting a wide range of activities to raise awareness of the importance of maths, as well as tackling some of the challenges in this area.
Prisoner Learning Alliance
The Prisoner Learning Alliance (PLA) was established by the charity Prisoners Education Trust in November 2012. It brings together 16 organisations, including IfL, with expertise in offender learning.
Professional standards review
The Education and Training Foundation is undertaking a review of the professional standards for teachers and trainers across the education and training sector in England. The consultation has now closed and supporting guidance will be published later in the year.
IfL is is a founder and one of 15 professional bodies supporting Professions Week, which took place between 21 to 27 October 2013.
IfL is collaborating with Recourse to support members in their professional and personal lives. If you have worries, Recourse offers a confidential service separate from your place of work.
Queen's Honours: call for nominations
IfL has persistently said that more teachers and trainers should be recognised in the Queen’s honours list each year. Find out more about nominating a fantastic teacher or trainer through IfL.
Supporting progression, in partnership with Natspec
Natspec is working in partnership with IfL, AoC and Niace to continue its work on supporting progression on non-accredited programmes, funded by the Education and Training foundation. The main focus is on learners with learning difficulties and disabilities, but the approach can be applied to other learners too.
As a supporter of VQ Day, IfL pays tribute to teachers and trainers who help hundreds of thousands of learners each year gain the skills, experience, qualifications and motivation they need to get ahead.
During 2012/13 IfL was engaged by the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) to work with trainers and coaches from the UK WorldSkills team, to offer a Vocational Masterclass programme to colleges and work-based learning providers.