Case Studies

SET for Teaching Success: Akeem Ahmed

Akeem is currently at Myerscough College, teaching Mechanical Principles and Application; Electrical Principles and Application; Construction Plant Maintenance; Rail Engineering and Agricultural Machinery Maintenance/Management, all at Level 3 and across vocational qualifications and Apprenticeships. He has a BSc (Hons) in Agricultural Land Management, HND in Agricultural Engineering/Mechanisation and a Master’s Degree in Sustainable Agriculture and […]

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SET for Teaching Success: Michael White

Michael is an Automotive Lecturer and Course Tutor for Hartlepool College of Further Education. He worked as an apprentice mechanic before working for Nissan for more than 20 years and holds a Level 3 mechanics qualification. He explains how the SET for Teaching Success programme has helped him into the FE sector. What did you […]

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SET for Teaching Success: Jack Sutcliffe

With more than a decade’s experience as an electrician, Jack Sutcliffe has a wealth of technical and practical knowledge to share. He explains how the SET for Teaching Success programme has helped him begin doing so at Sheffield College. What do you think about the SET for Teaching Success programme? The programme is good. I […]

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SET for Teaching Success: Craig Pike

Craig Pike of Sheffield College discusses his transition from owner of a construction company to FE teacher and the role the SET for Teaching Success programme played in it. What did you do before the SET for Teaching Success programme? Before starting on the SET Programme, I was teaching at Sheffield College for nine months. […]

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SET for Teaching Success: Adam Thompson

Adam Thompson of Vision West Nottinghamshire College discusses his background in the construction industry, how the SET for Teaching Success programme has helped him make the step into teaching in FE and his ambitions for the future. What did you do before the SET for Teaching Success programme? Before the SET for Teaching success programme, […]

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SET for Teaching Success: Steven Cottle

Steven Cottle of Wiltshire College discusses his background in engineering, how the SET for Teaching Success programme has helped him find establish a new career in FE, and his aspiration to attain Advanced Teacher Status. What did you do before the SET for Teaching Success programme? I was working in an engineering factory prior to […]

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SET for Teaching Success: Gemma O’Brien

Gemma O’Brien of Sheffield College, who worked for eight years as a dental nurse and receptionist before embarking on the SET for Teaching Success programme, talks about how it has helped her and the satisfaction she gains from seeing students’ personal and intellectual development. What do you think about the SET for Teaching Success programme? […]

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SET for Teaching Success: Neelan Hussain

Neelam has had a burning ambition to become a teacher from an early age and has gained significant experience to support this. In September 2017, she decided to pursue her passion by starting a PGCE course at Nelson and Colne College (through the University of Huddersfield) via the Education and Training Foundation SET for Teaching […]

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SET for Teaching Success – employer engagement: Chris Dortel

College tutor Chris Dortel reflects on the three-day work placement he undertook with engineering company DS Engineering. The placement was undertaken as part of the SET for Teaching Success programme, which recruits, trains, mentors and supports new teachers of Science, Engineering and Technology (SET). The programme offers its recruits a unique opportunity to develop additional […]

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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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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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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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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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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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