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Preparing for a career in FE teaching and training Free 6 week (12 hour) course

Category: Training

Preparing for a career in FE teaching and training Free 6 week (12 hour) course Who is this for?

This course is suitable for anyone preparing for a career in teaching or training, particularly in the Further Education and Training sector.

If you’re a new or prospective graduate you’ll complete the course with a clear understanding of what a career in FE can offer you, building on the knowledge and experience gained through your degree course.

If you’re considering a career change into FE teaching or training, perhaps from industry or the Armed Forces, the course will explore the benefits that your knowledge, skills and experience will bring to learners in FE.

Whatever your pathway into teaching, this course will give you the confidence to make the move; providing you with up-to-date information to inform your decision-making and support your application and interview.


To prepare you for a career in teaching and training in the FE sector, the training will enable you to engage with interesting and contemporary course content, investigate areas of particular interest to you, and collaborate with peers in an engaging environment.

In the final week of the course, the focus will be on effective preparation for job applications, interviews and a 'microteach'.

You'll hear from current teachers, many of whom are career changers themselves, helping you to complete the course with the confidence and knowledge required to take your next steps and transition smoothly into the FE sector.


By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:
  • Describe the FE sector and the settings in which teaching and training takes place.
  • Discuss the sector in the context of the UK's technical education reforms and plan for growth.
  • Evaluate approaches to teaching and learning.
  • Discuss curriculum design and effective delivery models.
  • Describe characteristics of excellent technical teaching and training.
  • Discuss the importance of 'line of sight to work' and the importance of effective careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG).
  • Discuss the use of labour market information to inform teaching and training.
  • Describe future models of FE delivery.
  • Discuss the importance of education for sustainable development.
  • Discuss the importance of advancing equality, diversity and inclusion in FE.
  • Discuss the application and selection processes for FE teaching and training roles and how to perform well in them.

The course can be studied flexibly, but the guide is that it is a six week course with 12 hours of learning. This includes an opportunity to complete an Independent Study Task in week 5, designed to suit your personal and professional development needs.

We’re working with Career Transition Partnership to provide Service leavers with access to the training. So please apply via the CTP’s online job portal, RightJob