FE teaching and training

Thinking of moving into teaching? Find more information about embarking on a new career in teaching and training in the Further Education 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.

Find out more about the different teaching qualifications available.

Find out information about bursaries and funding for teacher trainers.

For many people entering the sector, teaching and training is a second career and teaching is often part time, alongside working in their vocational field. Teaching in the FE sector provides a great opportunity to pass on your skills and make a difference to learners, whether they are young people or adults.

According to the Association of Colleges (AoC) in April 2018, there were 269 general FE colleges, in addition to independent training providers, adult and community learning providers and offender learning in England. Total private and public training providers exceed 1,200 and over 10 per cent of university level courses are taught in FE colleges.

Teaching and training opportunies

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 construction trades, hair and beauty, health and social care.  

Almost every academic and vocational subject you can think of can be found in FE and is often taught at a range of levels.

Further advice

An information and advice service is 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 feadviceline@etfoundation.co.uk or call 0300 303 1877

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