Teaching in Further Education - Cambridge Regional College

Teaching in Further Education

Did you know you could train to become a teacher in Further Education without a degree, without prior teaching experience and earn a salary while training?

If you have considered transferring your industry knowledge to teaching but didn’t know where to start, there is a government-backed scheme designed to make your journey into teaching as smooth as possible.

Taking Teaching Further (TTF) supports individuals to transition from industry to teaching while working on the job. No prior teaching experience is required and there are a range of support mechanisms in place to help you succeed.

Training the future
  • Gain a Level 5 Teaching Qualification free of charge
  • Access mentoring and support
  • Work shadow other qualified teachers and Excellence Coaches
  • Train on a reduced teaching timetable so you have time for studying as well as learning on the job
  • Earn a salary while you train.

To apply for the Taking Teaching Further programme you will need to have worked in business or industry for at least 24 months. Most of the roles on offer are in technical or vocational subjects, but there are also opportunities to teach maths or English or support those with special educational needs. The support from the government means that you could apply for any of the CRC lecturer vacancies that are supported by the TTF scheme. Sectors that are supported include:

  • Agriculture, Environmental and Animal Care
  • Catering and Hospitality
  • Business and Administrative
  • Construction
  • Creative Design
  • Digital
  • Education and Childcare
  • Engineering and Manufacturing
  • Health and Science
  • Legal, Finance and Accounting
  • Protective Services
  • Sales, Marketing and Procurement
  • Social Care
  • Transport and Logistics

If you would like to find out more about Taking Teaching Further email .

Habib Rahman enrolled with CRC straight from secondary school as an Apprentice with Marshalls Aerospace. After 3 years completing his apprenticeship and 7 years working in the industry as a Mechanical Manufacturing Technician, Habib turned his attention to teaching and is now educating the next generation of Engineers at Cambridge Regional College. 

“I am passionate about passing on my knowledge and skills to young people. I wanted to be able to share my experience of working in the industry with the next generation of Engineers, so when I was given the opportunity to teach, I jumped at it.”

Habib Rahman, Engineering Lecturer

At Cambridge Regional College you will find a modern teaching environment with lots of energy and interaction. As an employee of CRC, you will have access to a range of benefits,

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  • Full- and part-time positions
  • Competitive salary  
  • A wide range of benefits, including a generous pension scheme
  • 42 days holiday, plus bank holidays (pro-rata if part-time)
  • Up to 5 days continued professional development
  • Support to help you make this career change
  • Support in gaining a Level 5 teaching qualification, which is paid for through the initiative.

To explore the current vacancies at Cambridge Regional College visit https://www.camre.ac.uk/about/work-with-us-careers/

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