What does a Further Education Lecturer do?
Further education (FE) lecturers teach academic,
vocational and leisure courses to adults and young
people, usually over 16. They may use a variety of
teaching methods, such as seminars, tutorials,
demonstrations or audio-visual presentations.
Lecturers’ day-to-day activities include:
- planning and preparing teaching programmes
- using techniques to manage the learning
- providing learners with support
- monitoring and assessing students’ work
- keeping records and attending meetings.
Lecturers may also interview prospective students,
act as personal tutors, attend professional development
workshops and make contact with exam boards or local
What's the working environment like working as a Further Education Lecturer?
Lecturers can work in full-time, fractional or part-time
positions. Lecturers in fractional posts work on a
permanent contract for a fraction of a lecturer’s week.
They are likely to teach qualification courses to full-time
students. They differ from part-time lecturers that may
teach on an occasional basis, typically a non-qualification
Full-time lecturers are likely to
work up to 37 hours a week, with around 25 hours
Depending on the subject, lecturers
could work in classrooms, lecture theatres, workshops,
kitchens, laboratories or demonstration rooms.
What does it take to become a Further Education Lecturer?
To be a further education lecturer you should:
- have knowledge of your subject, and an interest in
- have the confidence to lecture to a
group of students
- be enthusiastic and able to
- be capable of reflecting on
your own performance
- be able to express
yourself clearly, both in speech and writing
- take an interest in the welfare of
- have patience and a sense of humour.
Further Education Lecturer Career Opportunities
If you would like to know anything about Further Education Lecturer that does not appear on Hotcourses, further information can be found below.Lifelong Learning UK (LLUK)
St Andrew’s House
18-20 St Andrew Street
Helpline: 020 7936 5798
(The University and College Lecturers’ Union)
27 Britannia Street
Tel: 020 7837 3636