Are you interested in becoming a Teacher in FE?
There are a number of different routes to take into teaching in Further Education as you don’t need a traditional teaching qualification to work in a FE college. FE qualifications will not allow you to work in a school, but will qualify you to teach within the FE environment. Below, we will try to answer all your questions about how to become a Teacher in FE.
What qualifications do you need?
There are different levels of qualification that you can work towards to teach in FE:
Where do you get these qualifications?
FE Colleges, universities or other training providers will usually offer these qualifications on a full or part time basis. For part time level 4 or 5 qualifications, you usually need to be in a teaching role or able to organise a teaching placement.
What are the entry requirements?
Entry requirements to careers as a Teacher in FE tend to vary and will depend on the institution that you’re working for. Usually, a minimum level 2 qualification in English, maths and ICT, such as GCSEs, is required. If you wish to go down a specialist pathway, then you will need skills at level 3 in the subject that you are planning to teach.
Will you receive any funding?
If you are going to train in maths, English or special educational needs (SEN), you could receive a bursary. Similarly, if you are going to teach English language or maths from a basic level to GCSE and Level 3, you may be entitled to a bursary. The amount that you will receive tends to vary and usually depends on your degree classification. If you are a top graduate, then training bursaries are available to help you get into the sector. These are given by training providers to eligible postgraduate trainee FE teachers specialising in English and maths.
If you have any other questions about what you need to become a teacher in FE or relating to anything about teaching in FE then please do not hesitate to get in contact with us through our email or social media.