Further Education

Further education teachers broadly work in four areas: GCSE and A-level grades and subjects, vocational curriculum including apprenticeships and work-based learning, basic literacy/numeracy along with English (as a foreign language, ESOL) and topics that support recreational interests such local history, oil painting and interior decorating. For this reason, there is much scope in the age range of students you may teach and the place you may deliver your teaching (community education centres, libraries, universities, colleges, prisons etc).
As a supply teacher in further education, it is important that you keep up to date with teaching methods, resources and available equipment, but also the subject that you teach. Being adaptable and prepared by being able to have lessons plans at the ready with your own learning resources, will help obtain supply teaching jobs at short notice, be it short, medium, long-term and even permanent jobs.
The further education sector compared to other teaching sectors, offers the most flexibility for supply teaching, in terms of the prospect of sessional work, number of hours worked and evening teaching as opposed to the normal school day of 8.30am to 3.30pm. Further education is also a flexible way of getting in to teaching due to a reduced need of teaching qualifications, depending on the subject and setting that you teach in.

Our specialist education recruitment consultants are adept in providing you with the necessary detail that you will need beforehand to prepare for your permanent, short, medium or long-term, further education supply teaching role. Once you have registered with our agency, you can access our Staff Supply Handbook which lists tips and advice about starting as a supply teacher in Further Education.