Working in FE

  • Demand for STEM Teachers Higher Than Ever
    If you’re an engineer thinking about a potential career change – whether you’re in your early years or heading towards retirement – not may be the perfect time to consider a career in FE teaching.
  • The latest FE news including: Government defends Institute for Apprenticeships record, Online apprenticeship service delay, Ofqual pulled up on ‘annual’ T-level resits and Apprenticeship funding bands doubled.
  • The pattern of constant political churn among ministers responsible for the further education sector has shown no sign of changing. Robert Halfon, a keen supporter of apprenticeships, had only been apprenticeships and skills minister for 11 months before being replaced a few weeks after last year...
  • Whatever your stage of career, it may surprise you to know that you probably already have the skills and qualifications needed to make the switch to teaching today.
  • Slaving over a job application form for your dream FE job is not fun in the temperatures enveloping the UK this summer.
  • The latest FE news including: FE faces yet more cuts, Campus inspection go-ahead lacks funding, Schoolteachers get pay rise – so what about FE? and Registered providers fight shy of hiring apprentices.
  • Whether you’re new to the industry and finding it’s not what you expected, or facing retirement with a sense of unease, you should consider the benefits of a new career in further education.
  • Let’s take a positive slant – has 2017-18 been a good or not so good year for the FE sector?
  • The latest FE news including: Ethnic minority FE leaders still low in numbers, Apprenticeship standards that nobody wants, New Ofqual rules for endpoint assessors and Sport England funding targets inactive female students.
  • Find out why many engineers are transitioning career from industry into teaching, and check out our detailed guide to making the move yourself.
  • Sarah Seaman joined Barnsley College in 2009 as a hair and beauty (H&B) teacher after first training as a hairdresser, managing a salon, training apprentices and qualifying as a teacher. At college she managed H&B, catering and essential skills, then becoming a quality manager across the curricul...
  • The latest FE news including: Food banks spread across college campuses, Failed UTCs and studio schools soak up state funding, Adult education courses inspire parents to help with homework, Struggling colleges given £57m in bail-out funding and West Midlands region first to forge skills funding deal
  • I can scarcely remember so many FE policies being in flux at the same time. Continuing doubts about the speed at which T-levels are being introduced.
  • The latest FE news including: Funding band changes threaten management courses, Open online courses you can study and teach. Institute for Apprenticeships should go, say Lords and £73m underspend in adult education.
  • he latest FE news including: Apprentice voice seen as key by institute, EU students still in the dark over post-Brexit funding, Further T-level delays, Sector pays price for delayed apprenticeship standards and more evidence that resits need a policy change
  • Wendy Taylor has managed the nursery at Oaklands College, St Albans, since 2013, following a long career working with young children in primary and Early Years
  • The latest FE news including: English/maths GCSE resits look set to continue, New analytics service lets students track progress, AoC backs drive for easier visa access for non-EU teachers and Cable lists off radical changes for apprenticeship levy.
  • Chris Gibirdi joined Wigan and Leigh College last September after a similar role at Runshaw College and five years spent first promoting sport across a primary/secondary school network and then as a qualified primary teacher.
  • Rumblings of discontent among non-levy-paying organisations could not have become much clearer after this week’s survey on apprenticeship funding
  • The latest FE news: T-level awarding system under fire, Teacher training programme for industry experts, Why is apprenticeship take-up so poor? Campaign to promote Stem-based careers