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  • Starting to teach a practical subject
    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.
  • In 2017, the government will push ahead with the new Apprenticeship Levy (AL). Here we examine what this means for employers and apprenticeship providers.
  • What are the qualifications, how and where do you gain them and how much do they cost? Here we look at the practical elements of each course.
  • college.jobs.ac.uk have recently expanded their social media presence and we now have Facebook and LinkedIn profiles.
  • There are lots of different ways you can become an FE teacher and here we set out some practical steps to help you choose the right route.
  • The new FE inspection handbook contains no less than 181 references to the word “progress”. This not only refers to colleges’ own progress in response to feedback from previous monitoring visits, but for FE teachers, there is a real expectation that we are conducting regular and thorough checks o...
  • Sulbia Khanam-Quddus is a law tutor at Oldham College, in North West England. Originally a commercial litigator, she made the change into teaching six years ago.
  • Starting an initial teacher training course can be an intense and often hectic time, so getting off to a good start can save you from a lot of headaches and hiccups later on in the year.
  • What makes a good mentor? Is an effective mentor born or made? What values, attitudes, beliefs and qualities characterise the best mentors?
  • Deciding on questions to ask the interviewer can be one of the most stressful parts of the interview process.