No teaching qualifications or degree? No problem. To get started in many further education teaching jobs, you’ll just need industry experience in the topic you want to teach.
Discover what opportunities are available in your local area and find jobs that match your experience and lifestyle. There are lots of job boards out there to help you get started, but why not start with these two?Visit AoC JobsVisit FE Jobs
Once you’re ready, you can start applying for vacancies all year round. If successful, you can often start right away and join the thousands of other further education teachers across the country.
We’ve shortlisted some of the job sites that can be used to start your search today. With a wide range of vacancies in different teaching environments and courses across the country, you can find the right job for you. Some of the job boards will also allow you to search for jobs by postcode.
The Department for Education does not endorse any particular providers or job sites.
You don’t always need prior teaching qualifications to start teaching in further education, as long as you’re willing to work towards one. Many providers offer funded teacher training on the job, so you can start straight away.
Further education providers are independent, so set their own criteria regarding qualifications and courses.
For more information about the range of training and qualifications, visit gov.uk
There are many initiatives that could allow you to gain some work experience. For example, the Education & Training Foundation (ETF) offer a free course where you can explore what it is like to be a teacher in FE. Head to the ETF website for more details.
You can also contact your local FE provider to find out whether they have any upcoming open days or offer work experience.
In the meantime, learn more about what it’s like to teach in FE from those who are actually doing it.
If you need more information or advice on finding the perfect further education job for you, then speak to our dedicated support team. They can help you understand:
To get in touch, you can email teach.FE@education.gov.uk or call 0800 389 2502. Lines are open Monday to Friday, 9:00am – 5:30pm.
Lots of opportunities are advertised locally, so contact your local college or FE training provider to discover what roles may be available near you. You can also search general job sites such as Indeed, TotalJobs and Reed and also look on Linkedin. Find your local college or training provider here:
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