Further Education Teacher

Further Education Teacher
What is the work like?
Further education (FE) teachers, sometimes known as FE lecturers, teach students over the age of 16, and some 14 to 16-year-olds studying work-related subjects.
As an FE teacher, you could work in a variety of learning environments, ranging from colleges and community centres to prisons and the armed forces.
The types of courses you could teach include:
  academic subjects (like maths and English) often leading   to qualifications such as GCSEs and A levels
      vocational courses which train students for careers such   as catering, construction or childcare, often leading to   NVQs
      the new 14 to 19 Diplomas delivered in colleges
      leisure and hobby courses, such as photography.
    Depending on the subject you teach, you would use a variety of teaching methods, such as seminars, tutorials and demonstrations.
Your day-do-day tasks would typically include:
  planning and preparing lessons or seminars
      setting and marking assignments, tests and exams
      monitoring and assessing students’ progress
      developing new courses and teaching materials
      record keeping and other administrative tasks
      attending meetings, professional development courses and   workshops
      interviewing prospective students
      acting as personal tutor, supporting students and helping   with problems
      supervising practical work, work placements or field trips.
    You could teach full-time, part-time (day or evening) or day-release courses, and could teach in further education, sixth-form colleges, community colleges, adult education centres, the prison service and work-based learning settings.
What qualifications and experience will employers look for?
You would need:
  at least a level three qualification (for example A level or   NVQ level 3) in the subject you want to teach – for some academic   subjects you may need a degree...