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What are the next steps?

Realising that you have the skills and expertise to become a further education teacher is the first step to getting yourself in front of your soon-to-be learners. There are just a few more simple steps to take before you start planning your lessons.

A few things to bear in mind when searching for jobs in FE

  • Further education providers are independent organisations, so they can set their own entry requirements and benefit packages.
  • Teaching vacancies within further education may sometimes be advertised as ‘FE lecturers’ or ‘tutors’, so consider looking at these roles too.
  • Providers may also refer to trades or industry areas in different ways. If you can’t find a job that matches your specific occupation, try widening your search term or contacting your local further education provider.
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Where to find a job.

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.

Getting Started

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

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:

  • whether a career in further education could work for you
  • your skills and experience and if they’re the right fit
  • your teaching training options
  • your timeline to train and apply
  • plus much more

To get in touch, you can email 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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If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our dedicated support team. They’re on hand with any information you need on teaching in further education, as well as one-to-one advice on how to get there. Lines are open Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:30pm.