Funding available to attract experienced industry professionals with expert technical knowledge and skills to work in Further Education.
- Funding body:
- Department for Education (DfE)
- Maximum value:
- Application deadline:
- None specified
The Taking Teaching Further programme is a national initiative to attract experienced industry professionals with expert technical knowledge and skills to work in Further Education.
Objectives of Fund
Round 3 of the programme will run from April 2020 to July 2022. The focus will be on supporting Further Education (FE) providers to recruit people with industry experience to retrain as FE teachers in teaching positions across any of the 15 technical teaching routes.
Financial support is available for FE providers to address the cost of undertaking ITE and help create capacity for new recruits to learn and receive training and support on the job.
Funding of £18,200 per recruit will be made available to cover:
- The full cost of undertaking a teaching qualification (a Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (DET) or an equivalent/ higher level qualification) funded up to a maximum of £4,000 per trainee.
- Costs of additional teacher time providing intensive support to new teachers (for example through team teaching/work shadowing arrangements) for up to 144 hours.
- Costs to cover new teachers having a reduced teaching workload until the end of March 2021, up to 140 hours (following the period of intensive support).
There is an option to cover the costs of a new recruits taking a Level 3 Award in Education and Training (AET) qualification before the Level 5 DET if a provider deems that to be more suitable for their new recruit(s). For this option 132 hours would be allocated to the reduced teaching portion.
Who Can Apply
Route 1 of the programme is open to all FE Colleges and Sixth Form Colleges in England.
Route 2 of the programme is open to all independent training providers, employer led providers, third sector training providers, local authority providers, and adult and community learning providers.
How To Apply
On Thursday 21 January, the Department for Education announced a further round of Taking Teaching Further. Round 4 will run from April 2021 to July 2023.
For Route 1, all colleges will be contacted when round 4 launches and will be asked to respond with an “intent to participate”.
For Route 2, independent training providers, employer led providers, third sector training providers, local authority providers, and adult and community learning providers must register online.
Applications must be submitted through the online form.
Useful documents & links
Addresses and contacts
For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:
- Sam Antill
Education and Training Foundation (ETF)
157-197 Buckingham Palace Road
Tel: 020 7340 8280
Email: [email protected]