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Carlisle City Council is providing local businesses with free access to its local business support and grant portal provided by Open4Business. This is tailored for the Carlisle area and includes local, regional and national schemes.

Business can also search for funding relevant to their size and sector. To use the portal, you will first need to register with Open4Business.




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Taking Teaching Further Fund Opens New Round

Education, Employment and Training

06 April 2022/Categories: Grants_and_Funding

Funding available to attract experienced industry professionals with expert technical knowledge and skills to work in Further Education.

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 (FE).

The Department for Education-funded programme’s long-term aims are to:

  • Raise the profile and prestige of skilled FE teaching, particularly among industry professionals; and
  • Increase the overall number of skilled technical teaching roles by helping providers to support experienced industry professionals with the training that they require to become FE teachers.

Round five will run until July 2024 and will continue to offer FE providers support with the funding towards new recruits undertaking a Level 5 teaching qualification, receiving intensive support such as paired teaching, mentoring or work shadowing, as well as a reduced teaching workload in the first year of teaching.

For this round, the programme has been expanded beyond the 15 technical routes to include a ‘core skills’ element, which aims to support the recruitment of business and industry experts to teach English, maths or SEND to Technical subject students.

There are two routes for application:

  • 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.

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.

Round 5 is now open to applications.

Recruitment to both strands will close on 15 December 2022.


How To Apply

Round 5 is open to applications.

Applicants must register to participate on the Education & Training Foundation's website.

Recruitment to both Strands will close on 15 December 2022.


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