Lincoln College Open Day
19 March, 2020 – 4:30PM - 8:00PM
August 28 2019
The College are looking to recruit new teachers as part of the £5million government funded Taking Teaching Further programme. The national government funded initiative aims to help recruit over 150 industry experts into teaching roles in Further Education (FE) colleges and providers across England.
Taking Teaching Further was launched by the Department for Education in June 2018 with two rounds of funding announced. The first round successfully funded 37 colleges and further education providers across two strands. In May 2019, the Department for Education announced 54 colleges and further education providers, including Lincoln College, that will be funded in the second round.
Delivered by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) on behalf of the Department for Education, Strand 1 of the programme is funding the College to recruit industry experts to teach in four key areas:
Other Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subject areas will also be considered where clear evidence exists for why they are hard-to-fill vacancies.
New teachers through the programme will be fully funded to undertake a Level 5 Diploma in Education & Training (DET), over two years. This will be classroom-based with practical support given to the new teachers that could include team teaching and work shadowing arrangements.
The recruitment forms part of the Government’s wider commitment to support the FE sector as it prepares to introduce the new T Level qualifications from 2020. T Levels are new two-year technical programmes for young people aged 16 to 19, their primary purpose is to prepare students for entry into skilled employment, or higher-level technical study.
Taking Teaching Further is initially running as a two-year pilot. The programme’s Strand 2 is also supporting the ongoing exchange between FE providers and industry in order to allow teachers and providers to gain industry knowledge and skills that will enhance student learning.
Mark Locking Managing Director (Education and Training Delivery) at Lincoln College said: “Talented and engaging teachers bring learning to life and inspire students to learn and go beyond their expected levels of achievement.
“At Lincoln College we are proud to be part of the TTF project to develop and inspire the next generation of teachers.
“The project, and its development of “life changing” teachers, is critical to our future so that we can fulfil our mission to be “Employer-led” and develop individuals who have the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to be fully productive and highly successful in the world of work.”
Chief Executive of the Education and Training Foundation David Russell said:
“There is a vital need to bring the very best talent into the sector, so they can pass on their expertise and experience to both learners and fellow teachers and trainers.
“This is alongside the urgency to deepen the links between employers and further education. This programme is proving popular because it brings both needs together and we are confident it will make a real long-term difference.”
Applications for roles at Lincoln College close on Thursday 31st October 2019.
Further information on the Taking Teaching Further programme can be found on the ETF’s website at https://www.et-foundation.co.uk/taking-teaching-further.