Case Studies

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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Talent to Teach in FE: 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 the Pathways to FE teacher training programme (now called Talent to Teach in FE) with CONEL and wanted to be a part of […]

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Talent to Teach in FE: 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 (now called Talent to Teach in FE) programme. Why did you decide to get involved in the Pathways programme? I was in the final stage of my third year at UCLAN […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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SET for Teaching Success: Chris Fairclough

Chris is currently a Lecturer in Nuclear Plant and Academic Lead for Degree Apprenticeships (Nuclear) at Lakes College and the National College for Nuclear. He is an Incorporated Engineer with the SOE and IPlantE and is qualified to Bachelors Level in Nuclear Plant Operations and Processes. Chris worked in the Nuclear industry for eight years […]

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Overall FE provider of the year – TES FE Award winner 2018

Foxes Academy This was the first time that the winners of the five institutional categories – FE college, training provider, sixth-form college, as well as the inaugural specialist provider and adult and community learning provider awards – have gone head-to-head for the right to be named overall provider of the year. And the judging panel […]

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FE Leader of the year – TES FE Award winner 2018

Lowell Williams – Dudley College of Technology It was in 2007, shortly after Dudley College of Technology had been rated “inadequate” by Ofsted, that Lowell Williams was appointed principal. He put in place a range of remedial actions, communicated a clear vision to staff and governors, and laid out a detailed annual plan. He then […]

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