Round 1 (2018-19)

In June 2018 we launched the Taking Teaching Further (TTF) programme, a national initiative to attract experienced industry professionals with expert technical knowledge and skills to work in Further Education. This Department for Education- funded initiative is being managed on its behalf by the Education and Training Foundation.

Congratulations to the successful colleges and providers who applied to take part in Round 1 of the programme, in areas ranging from Cumbria and Northumberland, to Kent and Norwich, who will aim to recruit the country’s first Taking Teaching Further teachers from specific sectors and encourage them to retrain to work in those institutions. This is Strand 1 of the programme.

Alongside the support to train new teachers through Strand 2, 20 innovative projects are also being funded to explore how industry and the further education sector can work together to make sure students gain the knowledge and skills businesses really need.

The programme is initially running for two years to pilot how to effectively encourage and support experienced industry professionals from key sectors into full or part time FE teaching roles. The programme will also support the ongoing exchange between FE providers and industry so that students can gain the knowledge and skills that employers need.

Further information is available on the Taking Teaching Further page.

The successful colleges and FE providers to host the first TTF teachers are:

Blackpool and the Fylde College
Bridgwater & Taunton College
Buckinghamshire College Group
Calderdale College
Capital City College Group
City College Norwich
East Kent College
Grimsby Institute
Kirklees College
Lakes College
Learning Skills Partnership
Leicester College
Northampton College
Northumberland County Council
Oldham College
Petroc College
Reaseheath College
St Helens Chamber
Tameside College
Wakefield College
Walsall College


The successful colleges and FE providers to run the first Strand 2 projects are:

Abingdon and Witney College
Bath College
Blackburn College
Bournemouth and Poole College
Calderdale College
DN Colleges Group
East Kent College
Genius Solutions
Greater Manchester Learning Provider Network
Harlow College
Learning Skills Partnership
London South East Colleges
North Kent College
Northampton College
Petroc College
Sandwell College
The Consortium of Vocational & Educational Trainers (COVET)
The Isle of Wight College
Walsall College
Weston College

If you have any questions or require further information, please contact Sam Antill via or call 020 3740 8280.

Round 1 Application guidance – for reference only.