Working in post-school education is one of the most rewarding professions there is but starting a new career can be daunting. The UCU early careers guide is for those who are new to or considering a career in further or higher education.
Most colleges and universities have staff development units offering courses and programmes to enhance your professional skills. There are professional staff development agencies for both FE and HE which can provide general advice and there are also national bodies supporting the professional development of lecturers in both further and higher education, for example the Higher Education Academy (HEA).
It is no longer a requirement to hold an FE teaching qualification to teach in the learning and skills sector after compulsory registration with the Institute for Learning, and its oversight of teaching qualifications, was dropped by government in 2013.