Case Studies

SET for Teaching Success: Majd Khador

Majd Khador is studying the first year of a Level 7 PGCE course at Derby College, which is helping propel him to his desired career as an engineering teacher. Aged 34, he is new to teaching but has worked in industry. What did you do before the programme? Before being part of the SET for […]

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SET for Teaching Success: Joe Hammond

After successfully completing a Post Compulsory Certificate in Education and Training at Nottingham Trent University through a SET for Teaching Success programme, Joe is enjoying a rewarding teaching career at Lincoln College. He teaches a study programme and apprenticeships to Level 2 and 3 students. What did you do before the programme? Prior to the […]

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Angela Morris

My QTLS experience: Angela Morris

SET member Angela Morris is a lecturer and tutor in history and social policy and has been teaching since 1995. Angela explains how Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) has enhanced her confidence as a teacher and encouraged greater discussion about teaching strategies within her organisation. My current role is to deliver a history and sociology courses […]

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Gillian Bagshaw

My QTLS experience: Gillian Bagshaw

Gillian Bagshaw is a talent coach and tutor, previously spending 15 years in a Learning and Development role at Natwest. After recently being awarded Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills status (QTLS), Gillian is due to start a new role of Curriculum Manager at Knowledgepool. What was your motivation for undertaking QTLS? After completing DTLLS, I wanted to continue my […]

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Simon Bigrigg and Fida Hussain

Pathways to Further Education: EKC Group and Fida Hussain

The EKC Group is a major educational institution serving communities across the East Kent area. It has colleges in Broadstairs, Canterbury, Dover, Folkestone and Sheppey. The Teacher Academy recruits and develops teaching staff from industry, especially in hard-to-fill curriculum areas. Simon Bigrigg (above, left) is Head of the Academy. Fida Hussain (above, right) is a […]

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Everton Burke

Governance: Everton Burke, Burton and South Derbyshire College

Everton Burke is Chair of Governors at Burton and South Derbyshire College, a general FE college with the equivalent of  approximately 5,000 full-time students. He worked in FE for more than 25 years, beginning as a lecturer and working his way up to Vice Principal of City College Birmingham. What are your hobbies? I like […]

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Paul Butler

Governance: Paul Butler, Waltham Forest College

Paul Butler is Chair of Governors at Waltham Forest College. In February 2018 Ofsted judged the College to be ‘Good’ in all that it does, describing it as an ‘inclusive college’. Paul shares his extensive experience of FE governance, talking about the challenges he has faced and how he has overcome them, the role of a […]

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Maralba Jani

Pathways to Further Education: The College of Haringey, Enfield And North East London

The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (CONEL), as part of the Capital City College Group (CCCG), attracts over 12,000 students of all ages from local London boroughs as well as further afield. The College was ranked number one in England for student satisfaction in the 2016/17 ESFA survey of FE providers and […]

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Lloyd Bailey

Further Forces: Lloyd Bailey

Lloyd is a Physics Lecturer at Derby College. His Army career saw him serve in the Royal Engineers for 23 years. What was your role in the Services? I served in the Royal Engineers as a training instructor and senior training instructor for 23 years. This involved developing high-quality training materials and providing ongoing advice, […]

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Abigail Osei Owusu

Pathways to Further Education: Abigail Osei Owusu

Abigail graduated from the University of West London with a First Class degree in Forensic Science (Crime Scene Investigation). While completing her degree she came across the opportunity to take part in this teacher training programme with CONEL and wanted to be a part of it. Abigail experienced both personal and professional benefits on the […]

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Lauren Austin

Pathways to Further Education: Lauren Austin

Lauren Austin is a graduate in dance from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) and a participant on the Pathways to Further Education Teaching programme. Why did you decide to get involved in the Pathways programme? I was in the final stage of my third year at UCLAN and I knew teaching was the route […]

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Ben Smith

Further Forces: Ben Smith

Which area of Public Services do you teach in? I teach BTEC National Uniformed Public Services and Military Preparation Level 3. What age group and courses do you teach? All the students are 16+, but in a typical class the ages range from 16–18 years of age. An example of the types of units I […]

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Hannah in armed services uniform

Further Forces: Hannah Payne

Hannah is currently undertaking a work placement as a lecturer at Hartpury College. What was your role in the armed services? I served as a Combat Medical Technician in the Army. During this time I developed the skills necessary to administer emergency first aid on the battlefield and also completed my Advanced Ambulance Practitioner course. […]

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Ellie Bennett

SET for Teaching Success: Ellie Bennett

Ellie Bennett is a Civil Engineering Lecturer at Stephenson College.  As an architectural designer, she describes why she chose to go into teaching in Further Education, and how the SET for Teaching Success programme helped her complete a PGCE. Why did you decide to go into teaching? I have always wanted to teach and have taken every opportunity […]

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Rachel Manoharan

SET for Teaching Success: Rachel Manoharan

Rachel Manoharan is working as a Mechanical Engineering Lecturer at Derby College. Why did you choose to teach in Further Education and work with the SET for Teaching Success programme? I believe that Further Education is the genuine start of the formative years. It moulds and shapes you in the subject where your true passions and […]

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