Employment in further education facilities involves lecturing and facilitating effective learning for students of various subjects. Amongst the qualifications sought by further education students are A-Level BTEC, NVQ and HNC certifications.
Finding employment in this sector is wholly dependant on specific skills, educational background and experience. Most lecturers and teachers will have formal qualifications in the areas they teach in, and most education establishments and recruitment agencies will insist on lecturers holding a recognised degree. However, people who can demonstrate a vast yet in-depth knowledge of certain areas can find lecturing jobs without these formal certifications. Many of these roles involve the teaching of teenage children, so candidates must be prepared to undergo a criminal record check.
Colleges, adult learning centres and vocational training facilities in the UK are always looking for high calibre teaching staff who can demonstrate a combination of experience and knowledge in key areas. Teaching staff need to be excellent communicators with exceptional presentational skills, as they are responsible for the achievements of their students. Positions that involve teaching mainstream subjects are relatively hard to come by at the moment, but applicants who have specific skills in vocational areas of study are in high demand.
Teaching staff at further education establishments should expect to receive a salary of between £20,000 and £40,000, depending on their specialist subjects.