CAD Technician/ Lecturer

Bedford College, are currently recruiting for a CAD Technician/Lecturer at our Cauldwell Street Campus.

To prepare, deliver, assess and verify subject specialisms within the Technical and Modern courses from level 3 to HNC level, in line with College policies and procedure as directed by the Head of Department.

No Teaching Qualification? No problem, with significant CAD skills and subject knowledge, as part

of your employment with The Bedford College Group, we will enrol you on a teacher training


The Construction CAD lecturer personally and through teamwork, is responsible for fulfilling the following tasks.

Course design, organisation and assessment

  • To liaise with the course team and relevant staff to ensure that all students are enrolled and follow a designated study programme which meets current timetabling policy rules including work placement and enhancement.
  • To support the course manager with internal verification processes and maintain the course management files and assessment plans
  • To attend regular team meetings and ensure that action notes are kept in the course logs
  • To support arrangements are made to organise and lead external verification and moderation visits

Planning and managing students’ progress

  • To monitor the progress and set aspirational targets for all students in all aspects of their study programme
  • To organise intervention for at risk students to ensure that nobody falls behind and all meet or exceed their target grades
  • To monitor the progress of students towards achievement of GCSE and Functional Skills where applicable and take appropriate action
  • To monitor termly that Individual Learning Plans are fully completed and reviewed on a regular basis
  • To ensure student reports are completed and sent to parents/guardians, employers, students, oraccess is provided to the Moodle reporting system, as appropriate
  • To implement and monitor the agreed policy on student punctuality and attendance and ensure the student disciplinary procedures are followed
  • To follow appropriate disciplinary procedures for academic neglect and non-attendance at any part of the learning programme including pre-arranged additional support sessions and GCSE/Functional Skills where it is a mandatory part of the students’ programme
  • To monitor, plan and implement activities in preparation for employment (work experience, educational trips/visits, live projects etc).


  • To ensure the processes of registration, proxy claim, test entry, portfolio entry and certification are carried out for all main and child qualifications in line with College timeframes
  • To regularly monitor course data via webcore, EBS and Promonitor reports and to take all necessary action to ensure that information is correct and up to date
  • To liaise with the GCSE English and mathematics Co-ordinators and Functional Skills staff to ensure appropriate learners are registered and timetabled to attend appropriate lessons
  • To ensure that progressions are completed promptly and fully and any changes to student/programme details are communicated to CIS/Student Data
  • To comply with all data exercises including class list, predictions, progressions etc
  • To ensure that any specific assessments and special exam allowances are arranged with the Additional Support and Disability Manager in line with awarding organisation guidelines

Ideal candidates will have experience of

  • Experience of consistently providing a high-quality learning experience for all students
  • Experience of working effectively with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Evidence of understanding how to promote equality and diversity within the job role
  • Experience of working constructively to achieve team objectives and deadlines
  • Knowledge of curriculum models
  • Industry/ trade experience

Alongside the following qualifications:

  • Level 4 qualification in Construction Management/ Civil Engineering
  • Literacy and Numeracy Level 2 or equivalent
  • Safeguarding training
  • Equality and Diversity training

Successful candidates must also be able to demonstrate alignment to our organisational VISION values:

  • Valuing Teamwork - We are one team who by working together can achieve great things, respecting the opinion and valuing the contribution each of us makes.
  • Improving Continuously - We challenge ourselves to always do better by trying new things, sharing knowledge, reflecting on practice and learning from others.
  • Student Centred - At our heart is always doing what is best for our students. We consider students in all of our decision making to create positive outcomes and memorable experiences for every student.
  • Inclusive - We celebrate differences and diversity, recognising that we can learn from each other.
  • Open and Caring - We care about the wellbeing of our staff, our students, our community and wider society, creating an environment built on trust where we listen, engage with and support each other.
  • Nurturing Education Excellence - We promote educational excellence by delivering programmes that challenge our students to achieve their ambitions.

Connolly Foundation Incentive Scheme

Successful candidates who will be entering the education sector directly from a relevant industry role will be eligible for a payment of £5,000 from The Connolly Foundation (subject to the rules of the scheme).  Candidates who do not hold a teaching qualification will be employed as Trainee Lecturers and will have different terms and conditions applicable than those outlined in this advert, alongside being enrolled on a PGCE qualification.

About Bedford College

Bedford College has a number of sites across the town and surrounding areas, these include our main Cauldwell Street campus in the heart of the town, our hair and beauty salon on the High Street, the advanced automotive centre on Brunel Road and the gas and technology plumbing centre in Kempston.

About The Bedford College Group

The Bedford College Group was formed in 2017 following the merger of Bedford College and Tresham College and is now the largest provider of education in the South East Midlands, with over 15,000 students passing through our doors each year.

Today, the Group is made up of a family of colleges across Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire: Bedford College, Central Bedfordshire College and Tresham College in the towns of Bedford, Dunstable, Leighton Buzzard, Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough; Shuttleworth College, a specialist land-based college; The Bedford Sixth Form, (the only dedicated sixth form in Bedford); The Corby Sixth Form, (opened in September 2023); and the National College for Motorsport alongside Silverstone race circuit. To widen accessibility to education and training, the Group also has community-based Learning Centres in Bedford, Corby and Kettering which offer IT training.

Safeguarding our Students

The Bedford College Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to thorough vetting process which includes, an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Exceptions Order 1975, provides information about which convictions must be declared during job applications and related exceptions and further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide. The Bedford College Group's policy on Employment of Ex-Offenders is attached to this vacancy.
Candidates who are barred from working with children are reminded it is a criminal offence to apply for this post.

Terms and Conditions - Bedford College

  • 37 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
  • 45 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • Teachers Pension
  • Free on-site parking (subject to availability)
  • Retail and leisure discounts

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