The FE Teaching LEAD (Learning, Education and Development Programme) aims to promote innovative practice and prepare the next generation of subject leaders in the FE and Skills sector. 

The Education and Training Foundation has recently commissioned the University of Bolton to deliver a high profile and challenging professional learning experience, for those who have the aspiration and ability to take on a subject leadership role in the FE and skills sector. The programme will involve participants in three residentials spaced over the academic year that will focus on:

  • An overview of Policy and Practice developments in the sector as well as personal development in terms of becoming a self directed learner and acquiring the skills an experiences for career development and subject leadership in the FE and skills sector.
  • Pedagogy that focuses on those teaching strategies that enhance student outcomes and involve the development of learning and enquiry skills as well as the acquisition of knowledge within a curricular and vocational context.
  • Subject leadership skills and practices specific to the FE and skills sector, in particular, subject leadership, management of change, leadership of teams, and professional development.

This exclusive and innovative programme is aimed at qualified teachers who currently work in the FE and Skills Sector. Participants will gain 60 credits at levels 6 or 7, leading to either the award of the University Graduate Certificate in Leading Learning (HE6) or the University’s Postgraduate Certificate in Leading Learning (HE7) respectively. On completion, participants entering with HND or level 5 qualifications can progress onto an awards pathway that could lead to a Bachelors degree. Participants entering with a degree can progress to the University’s Masters in ‘Leading Learning' or Doctorate in Educational Leadership programmes.

To submit an application, please click on the respective links below:

University Graduate Certificate Leading Learning HE6 - Part-Time

Postgraduate Certificate Leading Learning - Part-Time