All Careers Advice

  • 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.
  • Nicky tells us about her work coaching and mentoring FE staff and her new role supporting the lesson observation process.
  • With 2018 fast approaching, the need to assess the introduction of the T level qualification in 2020 and how the FE sector can adapt is increasingly important. This article provides a breakdown of the T level so you can start preparing for its arrival.
  • Our correspondent at South Devon College, Nicky Hawkins, spoke to colleague Leanne Endacott about her role as Funding and Transport Advisor and how she got started in FE.
  • Rebecca Walker takes us through her daily routine as an English lecturer in FE and how she works across disciplines to ensure students are engaged.
  • 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.
  • It is no exaggeration to state that technology has revolutionised the way we learn and the way that we teach. Technology has huge potential to inject interest, promote creativity and provide access across the curriculum. One of the main advantages being that so much of it is free.