Taking Teaching Further is a national Initiative aimed at training industry experts to become teachers, improving the quality of tuition in skilled areas. The initiative trains individuals while ensuring they continue to receive a salary, making the transition from industry to teaching more accessible. Find out more about the initiative:
The national initiative aims to support selected Further Education (FE) providers, like CRC, to recruit high-calibre industry professionals to retrain and work as FE teachers. The transition to teaching means that you can pass on your expert technical knowledge and skills to young people and adults. The programme makes funding available to providers to cover the costs of your level 5 teaching qualification and enables reduced classroom time, in the first year of teaching, while you learn.
Further Education and Training (ETF) is delivering the national programme, which is funded by the Department of Education.
The Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (DET) is a 2-year programme.
An enhanced support package provided by TTF helps you to make the change from industry to Further Education teaching. The scheme provides extra time to learn, prepare, and gain essential skills during the first year of teaching and supports you in leaving the industry to become a teacher. Additional benefits include a reduced timetable, work shadowing/mentoring, and a level 5 teaching qualification.
Yes, you can opt for a part-time post. You will spend approximately 2-2.5 days in the classroom if you opt for the part-time teaching option.
You will receive a competitive salary (pro-rata if part-time), generous annual leave and generous pension contributions, in addition to other college benefits. You will also receive funding for Initial Teacher Education to gain a Level 5 Diploma.
The initiative has previously been delivered in two rounds, between 2018 and 2019. We are pleased that Taking Teaching Further has been made available to Cambridge Regional College for the third round.
There are 15 technical teaching routes and Cambridge Regional College is delighted to be offering opportunities within four particular areas. We are looking to recruit lecturers in:
There are 3 full-time positions or up to 4 part-time lecturer opportunities available. We are also looking into options of how the College can support interested individuals where there are currently no vacancies in their area of expertise.
CRC can also offer the opportunity to take the Level 3 Award in Education and Training (AET) qualification before the Level 5 Diploma. It’s a great way to confirm that teaching is the right career step and funding for this 12-week course is available.
To be eligible to apply there are a few key criteria:
To give you the best chance of selection, you should apply as soon as you can although this round is open to new applicants until 31 July 2020. If you are unsure, you can express your interest and we can discuss the role further before you submit the full application.
We would get you enrolled and starting on the programme in August 2020, however, October 2020 is the latest start date to ensure that you complete your training by July 2022. These are the criteria of the course funding and benefits described.
Opportunities will be based where there is a need, therefore the campus from which a role will be delivered will depend on the role applied for.
All prospective candidates requiring further information regarding the Taking Teaching Further initiative should contact the Human Resources team on TTF@camre.ac.uk