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Further education teaching professional
Between 2006 and 2009, 2.1% of employed doctoral graduates, or 300 employed doctoral graduates, are known to have been working as further education teaching professionals six months after graduation.
Further education lecturers are classified in the ‘other teaching occupations' doctoral employment cluster
Further education (FE) lecturers are responsible for teaching one or more subjects in any of the following settings:
- a general or specialist college of FE
- sixth form colleges
- adult and community education centres
- prisons and youth offender organisations
- voluntary and charity organisations
- work-based learning
Although FE lecturers work mainly with post-16 and/or adult learners, they are increasingly expected to work with younger learners within the 14-19 year-old curriculum. They teach at all levels, from entry level to foundation degrees and professional qualifications. Courses may lead to general, vocational, or academic qualifications which prepare students for work, higher education (HE), or may support personal interest.