Case Studies

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Babcock Training and Trainer Development Team

Professional Standards: Babcock

The Babcock Training and Trainer Development Team (T2D) has been coordinating a project using the Education and Training Foundation’s Professional Standards to raise standards with more than 200 trainers working at MOD Lyneham in Wiltshire. The T2D team, through Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities and developmental lesson observation, is responsible for inspiring and improving the […]

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Isaiah Oga

SET for Teaching Success: Isaiah Oga

Isaiah is an Engineering Lecturer at Blackburn College. He is a qualified Mechanical Engineer with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MSc in Energy Systems. Isaiah has considerable industry experience spanning industrial manufacturing, maintenance and operations in both Engineering and banking sectors in addition to business process outsourcing. His background training in Mechanical […]

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Nick Harper

Further Forces: Nick Harper

Nick Harper is currently employed at Weymouth College as a Lecturer and Employer Engagement Consultant in Business and IT. Prior to commencing the programme Nick had served as an Officer in the Navy for over 27 years. What was your role in the armed services? As an Officer in the Navy I specialised in telecommunications […]

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Rob Long

SET for Teaching Success: Rob Long

Rob Long is a lecturer in Engineering at Southport College. He has worked in engineering for over 40 years. Why did you choose to teach in Further Education and work with the SET for Teaching Success programme? I left school at 16 and as a Mechanical Engineering Apprentice I studied an ONC and HND in […]

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