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Lecturer - Further Education

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Further education lecturers teach students in colleges, or adult or community education centres. They may teach a vocational subject (such as hairdressing or joinery), an academic subject (such as history or maths) or a leisure subject (such as pottery or cookery). Most students are over 16, but some may be younger.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

In Scotland there are no national pay scales for further education lecturers. Each college has its own pay scale. The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Starting salaries can be from £20,000 to £25,000 a year. The top of the lecturer scale varies from about £31,000 to £37,000 a year. Senior lecturers can earn over £40,000 a year.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Your way into this career will vary depending on the subject you intend to teach.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2017
11956
0.7 %
FALL
2022
11876
  United Kingdom
2017
121917
1.9 %
FALL
2022
119687

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What Does it Take?

You need to have:

You need to be able to:

Training

Getting On

More Information

The Scottish Government recommends that all permanent, full time college lecturers should complete the TQ(FE) within three years of appointment, and permanent, part time lecturers within five years.

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

College Development Network
Tel: 01786 892000
Website: http://www.collegedevelopmentnetwork.ac.uk
Twitter: @ColDevNet
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/collegedevelopmentnetwork

Excellence Gateway
Tel: 01455 289 584
E-mail: feadviceline@etfoundation.co.uk
Website: http://www.excellencegateway.org.uk
Website (2): http://www.et-foundation.co.uk/

The Education and Training Foundation is pleased to have now taken ownership of the Excellence Gateway following the closure of LSIS. The Foundation is looking forwards to developing the Excellence Gateway to enhance the professionalism of the education and training sector.

Further Education Lecturers' Association (FELA)
Tel: 0131 225 6244
E-mail: enquiries@eis.org.uk
Website: http://www.eis.org.uk
Twitter: @eisunion

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