SET for Teaching Success Programme


Blackburn College has been commissioned and funded by the Education and Training Foundation to deliver the SET for Teaching Success Programme.

The Programme will support a Northern Hub from which a consortia of providers will collaboratively recruit and train a cohort of 25 Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) graduates/and or those with significant and relevant industry experience. There may also be scope to include existing provider staff who wish to progress into teaching positions, including, for example, work-based assessors and technicians.

emfec have also been commissioned by the ETF to manage a second Hub across the East Midlands.

SET for Teaching Success provides a unique opportunity to recruit and train FE teachers for the future. It will support the recruitment, training, coaching and mentoring of trainees who will teach SET subject areas. Trainees will leave the intensive year-long programme with a PGCE.

If you are a post 16 education provider recruiting teachers in Science, Engineering or Technology (SET) subjects ready for September? Then your organisation could benefit from:

• £6,000 towards the cost of PGCE fees
• Access to a national recruitment campaign
• £1,500 towards mentoring costs
• £3,000 towards staffing costs to support training
• Access to CPD for your new recruits and staff

In return, providers are asked to commit to offering trainees paid employment (teaching) for at least the duration of their training (August 2017 to July 2018). This does not have to be a full time contract, but we would anticipate this being on a 0.8 FTE basis, possibly 0.6 FTE. Providers will be asked to provide job descriptions but will of course lead on the recruitment, selection and interviewing of their own vacancies.

For more information on accessing the Programme please contact either Stefano Pacelli or Catherine Pearson at Blackburn College on 01254 292406 or email

For further information on the East Midlands Hub please contact Simon Feneley-Lamb at emfec at