Become a further education teacher
You do not need a degree to start teaching in further education
Some FE employers will:
- consider your current skills and experience
- support you to complete your teacher training while you work for them
Rewards of teaching in further education
Train on the job
When you get a job teaching in FE you may need to complete a teacher training course. Some colleges and training providers will fund all or part of the course fees.
37 days paid holiday
Term-based holidays mean FE teachers typically get 37 days paid leave per year, plus all the bank holidays. This may vary, depending on the college's own arrangements.
Flexible working hours
There are full- and part-time jobs in FE, and if you need to do teacher training, most courses are flexible too.
“Sometimes you get students who think they 'failed' at school. They do an FE course and it's the making of them. It gives people life chances."
Raheem, FE motor mechanics teacher
“You know when you're in another job and it’s the same every day? Here no day’s a chore. I’m surrounded by people who have enthusiasm for what I've been doing all my life.”
Margaret, FE agriculture teacher