Buckinghamshire College Group is one of just 20 FE colleges nationwide to have been successfully accepted to the Taking Teaching Further Scheme, as reported in an article in FE Week - read the full story here.
The scheme, which will support our development of T-Levels, seeks to recruit industry specialists and retrain them to work in the post-16 and FE workforce, in an attempt to bring in more “diverse experiences and skills”.
The scheme was unveiled in June, when it was announced that each provider would receive up to £20,000 to train up to five “experienced industry professionals” in a level-five diploma in education and training.
This first round will focus on “priority sectors”, including T-levels in the fields of education and childcare, digital and construction, as well as engineering and manufacturing and other STEM subjects.
On Friday 12th October, skills minister Anne Milton revealed the initial 23 providers who will take part in the programme and recruit 80 “expert” teachers, comprising 20 colleges, a county council and two independent learning providers.