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Careers in teaching

With one of the best teaching contracts in the sector* and a starting salary of £30,885 for a full-time lecturer, working as a teacher with Nottingham College is a career worth exploring!

Our teachers come from all walks of life, with a huge array of industry skills and experience. What brings them together is their passion for sharing their skills and experience to deliver an educational experience like no other. 

Further education (FE) is any education for people aged 16 or over who aren’t studying for a degree. It offers a huge range of opportunities, from classroom teaching to workplace apprenticeships. 

Teaching careers in FE colleges can therefore be varied and tailored to suit you. Whether you want to join us full-time, part-time or even on an ad-hoc basis if you’re still in industry, we can accommodate a flexible approach to your employment with us. 

*Our teaching contract stipulates 805 teaching hours (contact time) per annum, equating to 23 hours per week. (below the sector average) 

Types of teaching role

Much of FE teaching delivery is classroom-based, particularly on our A Level and GCSE programmes where we teach across a vast array of subjects. Similarly, we offer maths and English GCSE alongside the vast majority of our vocational qualifications, and this means that in any one year, we have over 4000 students studying to take a maths and/​or English GCSE exam. If you can teach maths and/​or English and looking to work with young people to help them realise their potential and unlock their career aspirations, we’d love to hear from you.

For our vocational pathways we work with some incredibly inspiring teachers who had had successful careers in industry and work with us to educate and train the next generation. 

Lawyers, accountants, plumbers, engineers, journalists, bricklayers, nurses and more all now work for Nottingham College, shaping the learning and development of our students. 

We fund the teaching qualifications of all FE lecturers who join us from industry, equipping you with the skills and knowledge you need, whilst empowering you to deliver vocational courses that equip and prepare students for their first steps into employment. 

There are a great number of roles within Nottingham College that involve working directly with young people and aren’t classroom-based teachers. These include:

Teaching and assessing in apprenticeships and commercial training:

  • Learning and Skills Assessor
  • Skills Trainer

Pastoral and wellbeing support:

  • Personal Development tutor
  • Wellbeing mentor
  • Behaviour mentor
  • Attendance officer

Additional learning support:

  • Learning Support Assistant
  • Additional Learning Support lecturer/​tutor