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Taking Teaching Further:

Taking Teaching Further facilitates closer collaboration between employers and educators to ensure that vocational courses and Apprenticeships are preparing young people to acquire the skills, knowledge and behaviours that industry requires.

The Curriculum Co-Design Toolkit:

The GMLPN in partnership with the GM Chamber of Commerce have developed a Curriculum Co-Design Toolkit. The toolkit has been funded by the Education Training Foundation (ETF) as part of the Taking Teaching Further Programme. The toolkit will support employers and Further Education Providers (FEPs) to collaboratively review, design, deliver, assess and evaluate curricula to develop industry relevant skills for learners enabling them to be work ready when transitioning from Further Education (FE) to employment.

The toolkit can be downloaded here.

Greater Manchester Labour Market Information Electronic Toolkit: 

The GM Chamber of Commerce have been leading on the development of a Greater Manchester Labour Market Information Electronic Toolkit, which provides an essential teaching resource to help address gender, pay, ethnicity and social mobility gaps, as well as provide up to date information on skills shortages and employment opportunities in Greater Manchester. Further information and links to the toolkit can be found here

Taking Teaching Further – Round One:

Delivered in partnership with The GM Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Manchester Further Education/Industry Exchange (GM FE/IE) is researched, tested and forged new models of mutually beneficial collaboration between FE and industry.


We have established and facilitated four Industry Boards to develop exchange programmes between FE institutions and employers in their sector to ensure that learners have access programmes which are relevant to the 21st century global economy. The four Industry Boards are in the following priority sectors:

 – Childcare/Education

 – Construction

 – Digital

 – Engineering/Manufacturing


• 26 employers and 35 Further Education Providers (FEPs) were recruited to the four Industry Boards
• 52 exchanges took place between employers and FEPs. These included:
– Teaching staff placements at employer premises
– Employers visiting FEIs to review premises and equipment
– Employer masterclasses to learners
– Curriculum Reviews
– Employer staff mentoring learners