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FE Government and Politics

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by Tom1977, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. Hi,
    Hope someoone can give me some pointers.
    I am interested in becoming a part-time/evening FE tutor in Government and Politics.
    I have little or no teaching experience, however I believe I could make a useful contribution.
    I currently work as a solicitor, and run my own law practice. I have a law degree and one of my A-levels was in Government and Politics (grade A). My other A-levels were in History, Sociology and Economics. Furthermore, I have in the past been active in politics at a local level, and I am well-read across the relevant disciplines - i.e. history, politics, philosophy, sociology and economics.
    Should I just submit a CV to the local FE college? How would an applicant like me be viewed? Is it common for people to enter this field without specific teaching qualifications? Would it be better if I take some relevant teaching qualifications first, or does it make little difference?
    Any insight would be welcome.

  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Q1 Yes, you could try that
    Q2 As unqualkified! But if they are having proiblems covering a group, they might be interested
    Q3 No. Most will have PG qualification
    Q4 Yes. It is now a requirement to have a qualification for most staff.
    N.B. you are unlikely to get a full-time post, only a part-time one, but that's what you are interested in.
    Best of luck!
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Workshops. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews, with practical exercises that people really appreciate.
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    Probably more in the early autumn ready for the next lot of job ads to come out. Keep an eye out for the dates!

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    See the full programme www.tes.co.uk/careerseminars

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