Are you working in business or industry?
Are you looking for a change, maybe a better work-life balance?
Do you enjoy helping others to learn?
Teach or train in further education and you could make that change right now.
In the Further Education and Training sector, you can work with learners aged 16 and over, passing on your skills and knowledge to the workforce of the future. Choose to teach full-time for a complete fresh start, or opt for part-time if you prefer to keep a foot in business or industry.
Now there is a government-backed scheme called Taking Teaching Further designed to make your journey into teaching as smooth as possible and ensure your success – with no prior teaching experience required! It offers an excellent support package including:
You will go straight into a trainee teaching position so you will also be earning a salary whilst you learn.
There are a number of advantages to choosing a teaching career via Taking Teaching Further:
To apply for the Taking Teaching Further programme you will need to have worked in business or industry for at least 24 months. Most of the roles on offer are in technical or vocational subjects, but there are also opportunities to teach maths or English or support those with special educational needs.
“I always feel very supported. I have thoroughly enjoyed the first few months of teaching and believe that this is because of the time I have been given to plan and complete work and the support I have access to.”
Jenny Lea, Practical Lecturer in Animal Studies at Myerscough College, training on the Taking Teaching Further programme.
“I wanted to share my knowledge of new technologies to future generations. I also wanted to spend more time with my family, the school holidays allow me to do that. I’m very much enjoying working as a teacher.”
Petrit Shala, previously Operations Manager at the Port of Tilbury, and now teacher of digital courses at South Essex College of Further and Higher Education after training on the Taking Teaching Further Programme.