Further Education Lecturer

Further Education Lecturer Job Description

Further Education (FE) Lecturers Are Responsible For Teaching One Or More Subjects In Any Of The Following Settings:

  • sixth Form Colleges; 
  • adult And Community Education Centres;
  • universities;
  • a General Or Specialist College Of FE;
  • voluntary And Charity Organisations;
  • work-based Learning.
  • prisons And Youth Offender Organisations;

They Teach At All Levels, From Entry Level To Foundation Degrees And Professional Qualifications. Courses May Lead To General, Vocational, Or Academic Qualifications Which Prepare Students For Work Or Higher Education (HE), Or May Support Personal Interest, E.g. Hobby Or Leisure Subjects.

Although FE Lecturers Work Mainly With Post-16 And/or Adult Learners, They Are Increasingly Expected To Work With Those aged 14-19 Who Are Studying Vocational Subjects.

Further Education Lecturer Duties/Functions/Responsibilities

  • monitoring, assessing and marking students' work;
  • maintaining accurate records and monitoring students' progress;
  • setting and overseeing examinations and liaising with awarding bodies to ensure quality standards are met;
  • planning and preparing lessons;
  • teaching across a range of qualification types and levels, in day or evening classes or open access workshops;
  • researching and developing new topics, courses and teaching materials, including online resources;
  • teaching large and small groups of learners from a range of backgrounds, abilities and ages;
  • carrying out a pastoral role as a personal tutor to students;
  • organising work experience and carrying out learner assessments in the workplace, as appropriate;
  • undertaking a range of administrative tasks.
  • representing the college at parents' evenings, taster days, open days and careers or education conventions;
  • maintaining knowledge of, and implementing, college policies;
  • interviewing potential students and conducting diagnostic assessments as necessary;
  • conducting tutorials on a one-to-one basis with learners;
  • planning additional support for students, as necessary;
  • contributing to course team meetings to monitor, review and evaluate relevant courses;
  • liaising with other educational professionals and organisations;

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