Train up the next generation.
If you have real-world industry experience, you already have what it takes to teach in further education (FE). Plus, you don’t always need teaching experience or an academic degree to get started.
Teaching in further education doesn’t just benefit you and your learners, it shapes your entire industry too. From addressing skill shortages to encouraging diversity, further education impacts your industry both now and in the future.
We are looking to recruit candidates from industry and provide them with the training they need to become teachers. We currently have a number of vacancies for roles training learners, particularly in engineering, manufacturing and construction subjects.
Did you know that the government provides bursaries to support the training of FE teachers in certain high priority subject areas!
Depending on your subject, you may be able to get a tax-free bursary with your teacher training course. The value of these bursaries has increased for the 2023 to 2024 academic year.
FE teacher training bursaries are worth £15,000 to £29,000 over the length of the course.
For example, if the course is 2 years in length, a £29,000 bursary would amount to £14,500 per year.
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What is further education?
Further education is any formal learning for those aged 16 and over that is not an undergraduate or postgraduate degree. This includes a huge range of courses and qualifications, from work-based training in plumbing, manufacturing or health care, to academic qualifications in subjects like English or maths.
Learners can range from those who have just finished their GCSEs to adults of all ages looking for a career change or to follow a passion. Lessons don’t just take place in the classroom. Instead, teaching in further education is varied and can take place in workshops, on-site or anywhere that allows learners to get hands-on experience in their field.
Teaching in further education is unique. If you’ve got industry experience and a passion for sharing your skills you could be a great further education teacher.
Get the best of both worlds – Teach in further education alongside your current job
Teaching in further education is incredibly flexible. You can teach full-time, part-time or even on an ad-hoc basis. Part-time or flexible contracts are often available, so you can continue to work in the industry you love whilst sharing your skills in further education.
Learn to teach, while you teach
You don’t always need a prior teaching qualification or an academic degree to get started. Plus you can complete teacher training on the job, so you can start earning right away.
Train up the next generation of workers
Your skills are more valuable than you realise. Passing on your knowledge and experience to future talent can be hugely rewarding and give you the opportunity to shape the future of your industry’s workforce.