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  • Karen Kaya is a full time tutor in hairdressing, make up and barbering. She works for Stockport College in North West England, the college in which she learnt her trade years earlier. As well as teaching Karen runs her own hairdressing business and is involved in a variety of industry organisatio...
  • Modern apprenticeships have been through a period of upheaval in recent years with a drive to increase quality of provision and to widen access.
  • The leading role within further education colleges comes under various names, the most common being a principal, FE director, or head of further education.
  • Working as a head of department within the further education sector can be both challenging and rewarding in equal measure.
  • Lecturers may be employed on a full time, part time (fractional) or sessional basis. Fractional workers are often paid a salary, whereas sessional workers are paid an hourly rate.
  • In recent years the government has committed to getting young people into the workplace through vocational training such as apprenticeships, NVQs and QCF qualifications. This has increased the need for assessors with both occupational competence in the subject and the teaching skills to encourage...
  • What does the term Further Education (FE) mean to you? Perhaps you studied at sixth-form and completed you’re A ‘levels there. Maybe you’ve enquired about a hobby related course at a local college. The fact is that FE is both these things and a lot more.
  • Teaching in further education can be broken down into 3 broad categories; academic, vocational, and basic skills. The qualifications needed to work in each area vary, but one thing remains the same; further education teaching offers some of the most rewarding, varied and challenging opportunities...
  • The Further Education (FE) sector is vast. Our modern lives now demand a bespoke education service; something that fits our specific financial, time and location requirements. The more the FE sector has to offer, the broader the range of participants.
  • A teaching day in Further Education (FE) is busy and varied. The range of tasks demand that you plan ahead, keep organised and build in flexibility in order to accommodate last minute changes or requests. Here are just some of the elements that make up the teaching day.
  • To help with your decision to teach in the further education sector we've put together some information to help you understand the training and the funding that's available.
  • You know what you want to teach and you’ve set your sights on Further Education (FE). What now?
  • Congratulations – you’ve secured an interview. As with any teaching opportunity, it will take some work to prepare, execute and succeed at interview in Further Education (FE).
  • Your first task is to work out what you need to include in your CV. A CV is a record of your qualifications (education and on-the-job training), work experience and skills.
  • Further Education (FE) providers are broad in range, and have different approaches to recruitment. In this article we’ve concentrated on the processes in FE colleges.