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Terms and conditions

These contractual features are all now locally negotiated and may be quite different from when you last worked in the sector. Pay, holidays, contact time, class size, the environment, etc are all an evolving picture. The main union, University and College Union (UCU), publishes recommended pay scales for FE Colleges but there is no consistency in pay rates and these may vary between employers and regionally. Lecturing pay rates have been somewhat constrained in recent years and for more generous remuneration you might consider managerial or supervisory roles. Those who take on course team leadership or curriculum management roles can access more generous pay and for those ambitious enough to consider middle and senior management responsibilities, the rewards can be substantial.  

You may find there is an increase in work via agencies; certainly most jobs are now advertised online although, practice with regard to part time work varies widely.

The following is a list of topics we have compiled some notes on, each linking to another page

Information for Returners

Back to FE; back to the future!

What is the FE & Skills sector these days?

Recent Changes

Prevent and Safeguarding

Osted inspection


Range of learners

Teaching qualifications

Getting some experience

The Education and Training Foundation

The Society for Education and Training

Subject knowledge

Terms and Conditions