Pathways into Teaching:

Supporting Career Transition among STEM Professionals

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Pathways into Teaching: Supporting Career Transition among STEM Professionals

 

What is it?

A programme that provides financial and experiential incentives to facilitate the entry of STEM professionals into teaching. The focus will be on one of the four prioritised sector areas:

  • childcare and education;
  • digital;
  • construction;
  • engineering and manufacturing.

The programme is divided into two strands: one to provide financial support for industry professionals from the priority sectors listed above to become FE teachers, covering the course costs of teacher training as well as support and mentoring; and another to support the participation and progression of STEM professionals into teaching through a 40-hour paid work placement opportunity and professional development scheme.  

This project is part of the Department for Education’s Taking Teaching Further programme managed by the Education and Training Foundation (https://www.et-foundation.co.uk/).

There are 2 programmes available: 

Strand 1: Financial Support for Initial Teacher Education

A fully paid teaching role that offers specialist training in your chosen field. You will develop your skills in teaching, and apply your industry knowledge to teaching. Each individual to be supported will:

  • be an industry professional – defined as an individual who has worked for a minimum of three years in their area of vocation and is, at the time of applying to become an FE teacher, still working in that same industry, or has been within the last 18 months
  • be from within one of the four prioritised sector areas: childcare and education; digital; construction; engineering and manufacturing, or another priority STEM subject specialist area where teaching vacancies are hard to fill and one of these subject areas should comprise the substantive part of their teaching timetable
  • not already hold a substantive teaching qualification i.e. a Level 5 Teaching Qualification (DET) or other equivalent/higher level teaching qualification
  • not already be working within Leeds City College  

Strand 2: 40-hour paid work placement in teaching

An opportunity to engage in 40 hours of paid work that can be delivered flexibly around your availability. Experience teaching and share your knowledge and insight through a co-teaching approach, working alongside experienced teaching staff at the college. The work placement is eligible to those who are working in one of the priority areas at the moment. 

Who can apply?

If you are working in any of the priority areas above, then we would like to speak to you about a career in teaching. Your industry knowledge and insight will help inspire the next generation of our workforce into high growth sectors. You do not need to have any experience in teaching or any related qualifications.

Want to know more?

If you want to find out more, and register your interest, contact Nena.Skrbic@leedscitycollege.ac.uk.