Further education teacher training

If you’re interested in Further Education (FE), there’s plenty of support and opportunities to bring your skills and experience into this dynamic and varied career. As an FE teacher, you’ll be improving your students’ qualifications, future job prospects, or simply satisfying their desire to learn something new.

Support & opportunities available

What you need to know

FE caters to a wide range of learners of different ages – from 14 to adult – who are gaining a variety of qualifications, ranging from basic literacy and numeracy to higher-level apprenticeships and technical qualifications, including the new T levels, which are vocational alternatives to A levels.

FE students come from a range of backgrounds and experiences, and may enter FE from local schools, the community, industry or local business. Because there’s no national curriculum for FE, courses are often tailored to meet employer needs and are delivered in a range of different settings – including colleges, community centres and private training providers, as well as the workplace.

For more information, please visit the FE Advice website or phone 0300 303 1877. 

FE training bursaries 

Find out more information on the bursaries available for graduates in maths and English. As of Friday 2 November 2018 the Department for Education are no longer providing bursaries for Further Education Initial Teacher Education for 2018/19 academic year.