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Qualified to teach 14 or 16+, subjects and courses taught include academic and vocational. Without QTS, an FE Teacher can work within a Secondary School as an 'Instructor' or 'Cover Supervisor' and with authorisation from the school as an 'Un-qualified Teacher'. FE Teachers are able to teach their subject within a secondary school and undertake specified work providing the school has been unable to appoint a Teacher with QTS. It is stated that  the employment should only last for the length of time it takes to employ a suitable Teacher with QTS. When FE Teachers are teaching in Secondary Schools, as they do not have QTS they are deemed as 'Unqualified Teachers' or 'Instructors'.

As a Supply FE Teacher, your role would depend on the placement and whether you are required to carry out 'non specified' or 'specified work'. Generally, FE Teachers are booked into Secondary Schools as Cover Supervisors and would not be required to carry out 'specified work' but to classroom manage, maintain discipline and ensure that pre-prepared work is being completed by pupils. However if you are placed in a College or University as an FE Teacher/Lecturer, you would be expected to fully engage in teaching the students.

To work within a School you must be registered as a Further Education Teacher and or a School Learning Support Assistant.

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