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Moving into Adult Education

Discussion in 'Career clinic' started by Tactful_Teaching, Sep 24, 2015.

  1. Tactful_Teaching

    Tactful_Teaching New commenter


    I am considering the move from secondary education (after 15 years full time) to adult educaton.

    Are you able to tell me
    • if it is a simple transition to make?
    • where to find jobs online/broadsheets?
    • if there are agencies in London that specialise in this?
    • if there are any recommended websites that explain the difference between secondary teaching and adult education?
    Thanks for your help.
  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter


    Hullo there!

    What exactly do you mean by Adult Education . . .

  3. purplecarrot

    purplecarrot Senior commenter

    I've known friends do it, but they went from the secure salary of secondary to hourly paid, 'casual' contracts and were only paid for the hours they were teaching. Everything else was unpaid and they probably lost a lot of benefits eg sick pay, maternity etc because of the way their contract was worded. They also have to reapply each year to teach their course. One person I know splits his time across 3 institutions over 6 days.
    I'm sure it's possible, but just be aware what you're getting into.
  4. CWadd

    CWadd Star commenter

    Jobs - TES. As for agencies - no. They will charge the colleges for finding you, which means they may not hire you. FE has been battered by cuts, you may find all you can get is part time and not well paid. As purple carrot says, be aware.
  5. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter


    It would help if we knew what was meant by "Adult Education".

    Having been Vice-Principal of a FE College, i know that this term can cover a multitude of sins . . .


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