Welcome to the Excellence Gateway’s English exhibition site

This exhibition site brings together some of the most effective resources for English available on the Excellence Gateway including guidance for leaders and managers, support for practitioners, case studies and relevant research.

The English Pipeline builds on the ETF’s English Enhancement Programme that built capacity in the sector by upskilling over 1,600 practitioners to teach GCSE English in a variety of settings including colleges, workplaces, community learning and prisons. See more opportunities for FE practitioners to boost English teaching www.et-foundation.co.uk/englishpipeline

The new ETF English Pipeline includes:

New from OFSTED

Increasing provision in English and mathematics through strategic planning

Four good practice case studies of further education and skills providers offering 16–19 study programmes:  


The 16 to 19 study programmes for all young people of this age group, apart from apprentices, require that all students without a GCSE at grade C or above in English and/or mathematics should continue to study these subjects. This has been a condition of funding for each of these students since September 2014. 


Featured resources

Resources for managers:

Resources for managers to take a strategic approach to improving English in their organisation.

Resources for the workplace:

Resources for the workplace to support English for employers and employees.

Resources for English teachers:

Resources for English teachers to improve teaching and learning.


Research resources to help support and improve teaching and learning.

News and events:

On this page we will bring you the latest news and events related to English.