Luminate Education Group

Course Leader - English (LUM471/652)

2 days left

Leeds, West Yorkshire
Commencing at £32,314 with progression to £34,220 per annum
19 Sep 2023
01 Oct 2023
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

About the Role

We are looking for an experienced Course Leader - English to join the Events, Enterprise and Employability department at our Mabgate campus. This is an exciting opportunity to shape the delivery of English courses and support students in developing their language and communication skills.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for English language education along with expertise in curriculum design. You will work collaboratively with the department to develop engaging course content and teaching strategies. As Course Leader, you will provide instructional leadership, guide assessment practices, and support instructors.

The School of Events, Enterprise and Employability offers a wide range of study programmes and apprenticeship opportunities to both 16-18 and 19+ learners who are looking to pursue a career in Events, Marketing, Customer Service and Business sustainability. Our course offers range from Level 1, for learners who may be applying to college with limited previous experience of qualifications through to Level 3 Extended programmes of study which enable students to progress to higher education or supervisory positions within industry.

What You Will Do

  • Responsible for retention, achievement, progress/value added, attendance and positive progression rates for an identified course or courses. 
  • Maintain high quality and effective delivery across the course team.
  • Develop new modules, units and course.
  • Responsible for developing new units, modules and courses in line with government policy, awarding organisation developments and student demand as well as local community, economic and employer requirements. 
  • Deliver and assess essential knowledge and understanding to learners.

About You

  • Holds a L5 Teaching Qualification  (e.g. Cert Ed, PGCE) 
  • Relevant highest level vocational qualification or degree in teaching subject
  • English and Maths at Level 2 or above and a willingness to improve in one or both disciplines to level 3 or above
  • Relevant experience, knowledge and skills to enable delivery of a range of levels across the curriculum, which demonstrates active learning and differentiated teaching styles.
  • Experience of positively managing student and group progression, advice and guidance in a school or Further Education setting
  • Experience developing creative learning materials for groups of learners
  • Ability to develop and deliver strategies to improve retention, achievement, success and attendance rates for groups of learners
  •  Ability to plan and deliver quality teaching across identified cohorts
  • Ability to work as a pro-active and supportive member of a team, with skills to lead in a particular area of the curriculum
  • Ability to inspire and motivate learners to achieve their best
  • Exceptional verbal /written communication and interpersonal skills


There are plenty of benefits available to our staff members, here are just a few:

  • Annual leave entitlement - If you work full time, you'll get at least 27 days holiday plus bank holidays and up to 5 discretionary closure days at Christmas (pro rata for part time staff).
    • Support Staff 27 days (increasing to 32 days after 5 years service)
    • Academic 37 days
    • Senior Management 37 days
  • Generous Pension schemes
    • Teachers’ Pension Scheme 
    • Local Government Pension Scheme 
  • Memberships and discounts - employees can sign up to various membership cards and discount schemes such as TOTUM card (formerly NUS card). 
  • Travel and commuting - discounted travel available through Metro card, Northern Rail, First Bus, Arriva Bus and Cycle to work schemes.
  • Learning and development opportunities -  including staff development days
  • Employee wellbeing initiatives
  • Flexible and hybrid working opportunities - this will vary depending on role requirements

About Us

Leeds City College is one of the largest further education institutions in the country and is one of the biggest providers of apprenticeships regionally. 

We provide a vibrant and diverse learning environment, delivering excellent and innovative education which is supportive, inspiring and life changing. Leeds City College’s values put students first and are at the heart of everything the college does.

We are committed to lifelong learning and investing in our staff. You’ll have access to a broad variety of training and professional development designed to help you continually develop and grow. We offer a wide range of job vacancies, and our large size means there are always exciting opportunities to progress.

Join us on the journey to being the best that we can collectively be for our students, apprentices, staff and our stakeholders.


At Luminate Education Group we are committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our students including children, young people, and vulnerable adults. We expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow the Safer Recruitment requirements and best practice as set out within Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance. All successful applicants will be required to complete mandatory pre-employment checks which include an enhanced DBS check, online checks and must have two satisfactory references. Please be aware that it is a criminal offence to apply for this post if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity in connection to children.


We recognise, value and champion diversity & Inclusion. As we engage with a diverse student population we want to ensure we reflect that in our staff population too. For us diversity is about building happy teams, full of people that want to learn and be inspired by each other, by our different experiences and backgrounds. It is important to us that both staff and students achieve their full potential.  Diversity is important to us, but inclusion is equally, if not more important. It’s not just about having the representation but also providing the people we recruit with opportunities and valuing everyone’s contributions and perspectives.

For further information about the role please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.


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