Further education lecturer

  • Further education lecturer

A further education lecturer may teach a specific subject in an FE or sixth form college, adult and further education colleges, universities as well as prisons, youth offender and charity organisations. They will teach mainly post 16 year olds and/or adults, although may require teaching of 14 and 15 year olds also.

Key responsibilities of a further education lecturer:


  • Planning and preparation of lessons.
  • Teaching in various formats including lectures, seminars and workshops across a range of levels and qualifications.
  • Setting and invigilating examinations.
  • Keeping topics up to date, using recent developments as a methods to keep learning relevant.
  • Reviewing applications and/or interviewing prospective students.
  • Potential for organising work experience, trips and guest tutorials.
  • Monitoring and assessing of student’s work.
  • Participating in open and taster days.

A good further education lecturer:


  • Enthusiastic attitude towards their subject, passing this interest over to their students.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Pastoral side, able to support students in their learning.
  • Flexibility; may be required to work evenings and/or weekends.
  • Able to keep the teaching resources up to date and relevant.
  • Dedicated to students learning and thirst for knowledge. Will go the extra mile if required.
  • Keep up to date with the topic, including real life applications.