Taking Teaching Further

Taking Teaching Further programme is a national initiative to attract experienced business and industry professionals to teach in Further Education (FE).

This Department for Education-funded initiative is managed on its behalf by the Education and Training Foundation who also played a key role in the programme’s development. It was launched in June 2018 with four rounds of funding having been successfully completed between 2018 and 2022.

Round 5 of Taking Teaching Further has now launched – Registration is open

What’s new in Round 5?

Core Skills Subjects: Maths, English and SEND

Part time delivery option for part time teachers

Taking Teaching Further has been expanded beyond the 15 technical routes to include a ‘core skills’ element, which aims to support the recruitment of business and industry experts to teach English, maths or SEND to Technical subject students.

Support for your application

Even if you have participated previously in the programme its important to read the guidance materials as changes have been made to the delivery of the programme. There will also be webinars that you will be asked to attend once registered that will take you through in more detail and explain the changes made.

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Funding of up to £18,200 per recruit is now available

Round 5 will run until July 2024 and will continue to offer FE providers support with the funding towards new recruits undertaking a Level 5 teaching qualification, receiving intensive support such as paired teaching, mentoring or work shadowing, as well as a reduced teaching workload in the first year of teaching.

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Previous rounds of Taking Teaching Further

The ETF has successfully delivered four previous rounds of Taking Teaching Further.