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  • Preparing for a new academic year: the essential checklist
    As the new term gets underway, it is well worth making yourself a few “new academic year resolutions” in order to get off to a good start.
  • As a jobs board specialising in FE, we know a thing or two about the sector and the issues affecting college.jobs.ac.uk. Spotlight on FE is our monthly summary of the latest news and events in the FE sector.
  • If you want to teach in Further Education (FE) but have no formal teaching qualifications, don’t give up. FE is one of the few education sectors where you can gain your qualifications after you get your first teaching job.
  • The increased take-up rate of Apprenticeships means employers, training providers and the Government must meet the needs of apprentices, both in terms of qualifications and training. If you are new to FE or not directly involved with apprenticeships training in your current role, this practical g...
  • As a jobs board specialising in FE, we know a thing or two about the sector and the issues affecting college.jobs.ac.uk. Spotlight on FE is our monthly summary of the latest news and events in the FE sector.
  • Sophie sheds light on what it is like to work in Quality & Innovation within the FE sector.
  • Steve Kemmery discusses his role as Course Leader and Advanced Practitioner at Bridgwater & Taunton College.
  • Steve Dowell Head of Department; Roofing Lecturer and Work- Based Assessor takes us through a typical day working in FE.
  • Here is a selection of tips gleaned from ex-mentees, which include advice on how to start, sustain and conclude the relationship.
  • The challenge many teachers face as they make the transition from single to dual professional is to blend classroom-based teaching with real or simulated learning environments. Here is how to tackle this challenge.
  • Ben Bryant, Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering, Design and Manufacture at talks how his career in FE began, how it is progressing, and what drives him in his work at South Devon College.
  • These tips might help teachers keep motivated when times get tough and the marking is piled high.
  • Gemma Hudson talks to us about her role as Learning Technologist and how she has carved a career path within FE.
  • CBHE continues to attract part-time lecturers from a wide range of creative, professional and academic fields. As practitioners, their contribution helps spearhead a re-evaluation of the current - and future nature - of employers, employment and industry within their specialist sectors.
  • Sasha Pleasance highlights barriers to the learning process and shares techniques and strategies teachers can use to help overcome them.
  • Tutoring across FE and HE comes with challenges - but CBHE is inspirational to so many students. Dr Chris Dows argues why all levels of delivery should work in conjunction with each other.
  • “Improve drawing, C+”. This was a teacher’s comment on a picture of a lion which I had carefully drawn at age 7 and is a perfect example of poor feedback, with a meaningless grade with no information as to how I should improve. But what makes for great feedback?
  • We are delighted to announce that college.jobs.ac.uk celebrated its first anniversary on Wednesday 25th January 2017.
  • Curriculum, or learning support assistants (often abbreviated to CSA or LSA) play a vital role in the life of any Further Education College. If you find yourself teaching a group of learners with an LSA present, then it is well worth reflecting on the most productive way to build a strong working...
  • Perhaps the most important thing to remember during an Ofsted inspection, is that your learners still come first. Keep life as normal as possible for them and this will help you to stay calm during a potentially stressful week.