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FE teaching

Discussion in 'Supply teaching' started by Mrs-Pip, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. Mrs-Pip

    Mrs-Pip New commenter

    A bit of advice and knowlege required please... my local college are advertising for people to join a pool of casual part time tutors paid on an hourly basis. They require people to join the IFL. Would a B'Ed hons degree be enough qualifications to teach FE? I know that I would only be able to teach my specialist subjects but does anyone else teach FE here?
    I read a post the other day about somebody who had been offered a contract in FE but I think they taught secondary, I'm primary trained but would like to give it a go if it's possible.
     
  2. Mrs-Pip

    Mrs-Pip New commenter

    A bit of advice and knowlege required please... my local college are advertising for people to join a pool of casual part time tutors paid on an hourly basis. They require people to join the IFL. Would a B'Ed hons degree be enough qualifications to teach FE? I know that I would only be able to teach my specialist subjects but does anyone else teach FE here?
    I read a post the other day about somebody who had been offered a contract in FE but I think they taught secondary, I'm primary trained but would like to give it a go if it's possible.
     
  3. I taught on a casual basis in FE for a while, I'm primary trained and only have a Cert. Ed. This was a few years ago though. I really enjoyed it.
     
  4. If you have QTS you won't need to do any other training to become an FE Tutor.

    If you have a B'Ed without QTS that should def be enough to get your foot in the door although they may want you to do some on the job training such as PTTLS,DTTLS and CTTLS (?)
     
  5. Mrs-Pip

    Mrs-Pip New commenter

    Yes I have QTS, thanks for replying!
     
  6. Georgia99

    Georgia99 New commenter

    I applied a couple of weeks ago for a FE variable hours tutor job. I have PGCE secondary but wasn't registered with the IFL but met the rest of the person spec.
    Haven't heard anything yet, hoping it is because the closing date was the last day of term before Christmas! Maybe wishful thinking....
    Good luck, I know FE is very competitive at the moment too.
     
  7. You're more than qualified to work in FE teaching! In fact, I'm sorry to say this about my fellow FE colleagues but with your qualifications and experience, you would probably do a much better job than some of the FE 'teachers' I've come across. The only thing you may be asked to do if it's a permanent position is to register with IfL (and tell the GTc that's what you're doing. Otherwise, you'll be paying 2 lots of registration fees) and aim to get QTLS within the next 5 years (a piece of cake-just add your PGCe and NQT stuff to IfL's online CPD recording program called reflect and get an IfL member-one of your new bosses in the college to fill in an online form agreeing that you're suitable for QTLS).

    Job done! I wish you lots of luck!
     
  8. Yes, don't worry about that until you get the job. It's becoming common practice (which I strongly disagree with) for FE Colleges to employ people without any teaching qualifications at all (let alone registering with IfL) and get them to do in service teacher qualifications while working there.

    If you don't get short listed, it shouldn't be because you're not with IfL, as you work by different regulations, and you will of course, join IfL immediately if they offer you the post and it is required for you to do so ;-)

    Lots of luck!
     

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