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Recruiting top professionals into teaching

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Today our blog looks at how we are funding a new recruitment of teachers in further education (FE).

Taking Teaching Further

Today, Friday 31 May, the Apprenticeship and Skills Minister Anne Milton announced that colleges and further education providers will receive a funding boost through the Taking Teaching Further programme to help recruit over 160 new FE teachers.

The latest round of funding from the £5 million programme will support 45 further education providers to recruit experienced professionals from sectors such as digital, engineering, construction and more.

The Government is also providing more than £900,000 to support 22 innovative projects to look at ways to improve the link between further education providers and industry so students are learning the skills and knowledge that employers require.

The strong teaching workforce we are building will be vital to delivering the new T Levels from 2020 – the top standard technical equivalent to A Levels.

Apprenticeships and Skills Minister, Anne Milton said:

Teaching in further education is an incredibly rewarding career. We are reforming technical education in this country with the introduction of new T Levels and we want more staff with industry skills to pass on their expertise and inspire the next generation.

I’m thrilled to announce the second round of providers who will be offered funding to help over 160 industry professionals to become FE teachers.

We’ve already seen fantastic stories of success. The fund has supported 47 new teachers and 19 innovative projects to date. I am looking forward to more teachers joining the profession to inspire, energise and bring on the next generation of highly-skilled young people.

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