Thinking of moving into teaching?
In this section you can find more information about embarking on a new career in teaching and training in the lifelong learning sector.
If you are seeking a career in a lively sector, where every week is different from the last, then teaching or training in further education could be the ideal profession for you.
For most people entering the sector, teaching and training is a second career, for them teaching is often part time, alongside working in their vocational field. Teaching in Further Education (FE) and skills provides a great opportunity to pass on your skills and make a difference to learners, whether they are young people or adults.
According to FE Advice, there are over 350 general FE colleges, work-based training providers, adult and community learning providers and specialist colleges in England. Total private and public training providers exceeds 1200 and 11 per cent of university level courses are taught in FE colleges.
In short, FE is all around you
With so many different training providers across the country, there is a vast range of teaching and training opportunities available. Courses offered in the sector range from accountancy, art, bakery, English, history and maths through to retail, tax, yachting and navigation.
Almost every academic and vocational subject you can think of can be found in FE and are often taught at a range of levels.
An information and advice service is also available from the FE Advice team for those interested in teaching in further education.
This service offers advice and guidance on Initial Teacher Training (ITT) courses and other training.
To contact an FE adviser, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0300 303 1877.