FE lecturers play a vital role in inspiring learners.

Stand out FE lecturers work with students to ensure they are equipped with the skills to succeed and the confidence to progress.  We want to hear about 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.

Who can enter?

  • Open to all teachers and lecturers working in UK further education establishments teaching learners up to the age of 18
  • We welcome entries from state and independent FE colleges
  • We welcome entries for diverse educators who represent the diversity of our society

Key points to consider

To maximise your nominee’s chances of success, please address these points in 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: How do they engage others to support students’ learning and development – other colleagues, other professionals, and outside agencies/organisations. What are the outcomes of this?
  • 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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2024 Pearson National Teaching Awards entry form

Note: Please read the 'Points to cover' prior to making your entry.

Thank you for your interest in the Teaching Awards. The 2024 awards are now closed. Please register your interest for the 2025 Awards and we will contact you when they launch.