24/05/2021

Kirklees College supports Taking Teaching Further

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Kirklees College is proud to be part of the Taking Teaching Further programme, a national initiative to attract experienced industry professionals with expert technical knowledge and skills to work in Further Education.

The Department for Education (DfE) funded recruitment initiative, developed and managed by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF), aims to help FE providers recruit and train industry experts to become teachers for the FE sector.

Kirklees College offers a wide range of teaching courses and professional qualifications, including CELTA Level 5 course, as well as the PGCE, Cert Ed and Level 5 Teaching Diploma. The courses offer a lower cost option and cover secondary and further education to provide learners with an insight into all elements of teaching.

At Kirklees College, we place a strong emphasis on employability and offer real-life experiences through work placements and partnerships with the University of Huddersfield and Sheffield Hallam University on their teaching programmes.

Ben Quinn, Progress Coach at Kirklees College and Taking Teaching Further student said:

“I chose the Taking Teaching Further course to kickstart my career in teaching. I required a course that I could fit alongside my current role. The course has allowed me to gain hands-on learning experiences in delivering to a wide range of groups and the confidence to step into a teaching role once qualified and make a difference to the lives of young people.

I would recommend the TQUK level 5 Taking Teaching Further course to anyone who is considering taking up teaching in the FE sector. The content is enjoyable, engaging and well balanced with theory and putting theory into practice. I have been offered brilliant support in my trainee teacher role from my course tutor, mentor and manager.”

David Henderson, Curriculum Area Manager for Business and Computing said:

“We want to be at the forefront of teacher education in Kirklees and continue to attract great teachers to the FE sector. A teaching career provides the opportunity to have a positive impact on a student’s life and we understand how teaching professionals play a vital role in developing and supporting students’ self-esteem whilst moulding our future talent.

Our involvement in the Taking Teacher Further programme will help to bring a wealth of industry experience into the classroom to inspire the future workforce and provide young people with the skills needed to succeed.”

For more information on Teacher Education courses at Kirklees College, visit https://www.kirkleescollege.ac.uk/subjects/teaching/.

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