On 5 February 2020, the Department for Education (DfE) announced funding for a Round 3 of the Taking Teaching Further programme. The initiative is managed by the Education and Training Foundation on behalf of the DfE.
Round 3 of the programme will run from April 2020 to July 2022. The focus will be on supporting Further Education (FE) providers to recruit people with industry experience to retrain as FE teachers in teaching positions across any of the 15 technical teaching routes.
The programme’s long-term aims are to:
Financial support is available for FE providers to address the cost of undertaking ITE and help create capacity for new recruits to learn and receive training and support on the job.
Funding of £18,200 per recruit will be made available to cover:
Taking Teaching Further funding is available for all FE providers with two routes to access the programme depending on provider type.
The take-up of the Initial Teacher Education (ITE) places on both Route 1 and Route 2 is subject to individuals meeting the participation criteria outlined in the programme guidance documents.
The deadline to recruit industry experts across the two Routes has been extended from 31 October 2020 until 31 January 2021 in order to allow FE providers more time to recruit.
Route 1 of the programme is open to all FE Colleges and Sixth Form Colleges in England (colleges). Places will be made available to all colleges on a draw-down basis.
Registrations remain open for FE Colleges and Sixth Form Colleges to participate through this form.
Route 2 of the programme is open to all independent training providers, employer led providers, third sector training providers, local authority providers, adult and community learning providers, 16-19 academy converters and university technical colleges. These places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
Registrations to take part in Taking Teaching Further Route 2 are open through this form.
Further information on how to register is available on page 12 of the Route 2 Programme Guidance.
If you have any questions or require further information, please contact the Taking Teaching Further team via email@example.com