Short overview of the funding and areas in scope

On 4 April 2022, the Department for Education (DfE) announced funding for Round 5 of the Taking Teaching Further programme. The initiative is managed by the Education and Training Foundation on behalf of the DfE.

Round 5 of the programme will run for a fifth round from April 2022 to July 2024, supporting Further Education (FE) providers to recruit and retain people with business and industry experience to FE teaching roles across any of the 15 technical teaching routes.

It will also support the recruitment of business and industry experts to teach English and maths, to Technical subject students, or support learners with SEND into employment in one or more of the 15 technical areas.

Routes and funding


15 technical teaching routes include:

  • Agriculture, Environmental and Animal Care
  • Business and Administrative Catering and Hospitality
  • Childcare and Education
  • Construction
  • Creative and Design
  • Digital Engineering and Manufacturing
  • Hair and Beauty
  • Health and Science
  • Legal, Finance and Accounting
  • Protective Services
  • Sales, Marketing and Procurement
  • Social Care
  • Transport and Logistics

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3 Core Skills Teaching Routes include:

  • English
  • Maths
  • SEND

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Financial Support for Initial Teacher Education (ITE)

There are now two funding options available per recruit, depending on whether the recruit if full time or part time.

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Full-time funding will cover: 

  • Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (DET) (or equivalent/ higher) teaching qualification 
  • 144 hours of intensive support 
  • 140 hours of a reduced teaching workload 
  • Optional Level 3 Award in Education and Training (AET) qualification before the Level 5 DET if a provider deems that to be suitable for their new recruit. For this AET option, 132 hours would be allocated to the reduced teaching workload 

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Part-time funding will cover*: 

  • Level 5 DET (or equivalent/higher) teacher qualification 
  • 72 hours of intensive support 
  • 70 hours of reduced teaching workload (following the period of intensive support) 
  • Optional Level 3 Award in Education and Training (AET) qualification before the Level 5 DET if a provider deems that to be suitable for their new recruit. For this AET option, 66 hours would be allocated to the reduced teaching workload 

* If a recruit is on a part time contract, you can choose if they follow the full time or part time funding.

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