Digital/Computing Trainee Teacher in Further Education (FE)

Shipley College
Shipley [West Yorkshire]
£23,617 - £23,617 Per Year
15 Apr 2021 10:40
10 May 2021 12:00
Further Education
Job Level
Teaching / Lecturing
IT / Computing
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
Organisational Type
General Further Education College
Teacher Training
Teacher Training Is Offered

Digital/Computing Trainee Teacher in Further Education (FE)

“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge” Albert Einstein

We are looking for enthusiastic practitioners, ideally with a working background and qualifications to at least Level 3 in Digital or Computing, to join our existing team of tutors. You will need to be proactive, innovative and prepared to work with students who have a wide range of abilities. You will gain experience teaching both 16-18 year old and adult learners studying on programmes ranging from Level 1 to potentially Level 4. 

The ability to teach cyber security within a Digital Support Services context, programming or detailed data analysis within a Data Technician context would be an advantage. It is possible that more than one candidate will be appointed if they have the right skills and experience.

Ever considered a teaching career in Further Education (FE)? 

Working in FE really makes a difference to the individuals you are teaching. All sorts of students come through the door of an FE college: the 16 year old who senses that it’s time to leave school, the adult facing unemployment who wants to retrain to find a job, the non-native speaker looking to master English or the individual who wants to follow a vocation rather than take a degree. They all have an eye on their future and this job will help them achieve their goals.

People continue to need quality teaching throughout their lives and as a FE teacher you would work with a broad cross section of people of different ages, abilities and circumstances. 

We are offering a new and exciting opportunity to train while you earn as a Trainee Teacher at Shipley College.  We are looking for a range of Trainees - you will receive a salary for two years while studying part time, at no cost to you.

What are the benefits of the Trainee Teacher role?

  • You will be employed by Shipley College and paid a wage throughout the course

  • Trainee Teachers will gain either a PGCE, or Cert Ed qualification if you do not have a degree, without needing to pay fees (currently £7,500). 

  • Trainee Teachers will gain a head start in their chosen profession

How does a Trainee Teacher role work?

This position combines working with studying part-time at the College. Trainee Teachers are employed throughout the 2 year programme, taking on an 80% workload while dedicating the rest of their time to developing their teaching practice. You will finish the period as a fully qualified post-16 teacher, once your qualification is achieved. Shipley College will help you identify an appropriate work-based mentor who can support you in your subject specialism.  

Entry Requirements: You must:

  • Hold a UK degree or equivalent professional qualification or relevant experience  

  • Hold Level 2 in mathematics and English

  • Complete a Satisfactory DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check

  • Be eligible to work in the UK

  • Have worked for a minimum of three years in their area of vocation and is, at the time of applying still working in that same industry, or has been within the past 18 months; 

  • Must have access to a vehicle for business purposes

You will qualify for the general terms and conditions for teachers and have access to a range of benefits available to all staff at Shipley College, including:

  • 40 days Holidays per year (September to August) plus Bank Holidays (8) and College closure days (7)

  • Membership of the Teachers Pension Scheme should you choose to join

  • Access to a free gym on site

  • Reduced cost train travel

Once fully qualified you can expect your salary to range from £23,617 to £33,477 for a main scale teacher.

Depending on your previous teaching experience, you will have a reduced teaching load to begin with. Once you are up and running, you will have an 80% teaching load.  Please note that there will be a requirement to work flexibly, which may include some Saturdays and ‘school holidays’. The PGCE is taught across 12 Saturdays per year, which, for 2021/22, will be confirmed before you start. It is expected that you will have 100% attendance for the duration of your apprenticeship. 

We expect our Trainee Teachers to form the backbone of our future workforce so are looking for the best candidates.  We want you to be making the right step - for you and for us.  Please contact us using the if you want to arrange an informal call before applying.

If you want to find out more about the PGCE/Cert Ed, please email

How to Apply

Application forms can be obtained from Completed applications should be submitted to by 12 noon on the closing date of 10th May 2021.


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