FE lecturers play a vital role in inspiring learners.

Teaching professionals working in Further Education institutions play a vital role in inspiring and engaging learners, ensuring that they are equipped with the skills to succeed and the confidence to progress. They’re focused on best possible learner outcomes, preparing them to make successes of their lives, whether that’s via Higher Education or directly into employment.

Tell us how your colleague creates and maintains a climate for learning that’s inspirational and engaging, characterised by enthusiasm for teaching and learning, high standards, expectations and outstanding learner outcomes.

We recommend you write around 1000 words ensuring you address the key points shown below.

The 2023 Awards are now closed. Please register your interest for the 2024 Awards here.

Who can enter?

This category is open to all teachers and lecturers working in further education establishments, either state or independent, in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Key points to consider

To maximise your nominee’s chances of success. we recommend you address the points below when writing your entry.

  • Learner engagement: The extent to which your nominee shows commitment to each and every student; challenging students to aim high and supporting them in pursuit of their aspirations.
  • Learner–focused flexibility in delivery: Ways in which they set goals which are challenging for each learner, breaking them down into appropriate, manageable steps where needed and the impact of this on learner outcomes. Tell us about steps in place for monitoring the experience and progress of each learner and any adjustments used to ensure the needs of individual pupils and the class as a whole are met.
  • Learning and development optimisation: Ways in which they engage others in supporting students’ learning and development, including colleagues, other professionals and outside agencies/organisations. ? Tell us about the outcomes.
  • Contribution wider than the classroom: The extent to which they contribute beyond the classroom to the life of the college and the impact this has. Ways in which they also demonstrate a commitment to their own professional learning and personal development.

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