Lecturer in Foundation Learning,

£31,000 upwards

Posted 1 month ago | ref: 207078

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Recognised as one of the best college groups in the country – both in educational excellence and as an employer, our client predominantly based in Bedfordshire but has campuses across Northamptonshire. They offer courses at all levels from entry level to higher education. With around 14,741 students and 983 staff members, each campus’ atmosphere is always busy and vibrant. Our client has a strong focus on their students and seeks to achieve a high-quality learning experience for each and every one of them. Graded ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ features, an impressive 71% of students go on to study towards a full-time degree level programme and 16% are in full time employment.

Our client currently has an exciting opportunity to join them on a permanent basis as a Course Manager/Lecturer in Foundation Learning starting as soon as possible.

Role responsibilities

  • To prepare, deliver, assess and verify subject specialisms on a range of courses for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities from milestone 5 to Entry 3, in line with College policies and procedure as directed by the Foundation Manager.
  •  To draft course timetables in liaison with the course teams and Foundation Manager
  • To disseminate updated information and course specifications ensuring that awarding organisation requirements are met i.e. awarding organisation registrations for the main programme and additional qualifications
  • To ensure that schemes of work for all elements of the course are fully completed and stored on the intranet
  • To manage the IV processes and maintain the course management files and assessment plans
  • To hold regular team meetings and ensure that action notes are kept in the course logs
  • To ensure that student course representatives are regularly involved in course reviews and meetings and that appropriate action is taken on their feedback
  • To use information to make proposals and implement improvements in student outcomes in liaison with the Foundation Manager
  • To organise intervention for at risk students to ensure that all students pass their programmes of study
  • To ensure arrangements are made to organise and lead external verification and moderation visits
  • To liaise with the course team and relevant staff to ensure that all students are enrolled and follow a designated study programme which meets current timetabling policy rules including work placement and enhancement.
  • To line manage Associate Lecturers on programmes within their responsibility
  • To provide appropriate support and guidance to Associate Lecturers and ensure their compliance with College procedures.
  • To liaise effectively with teachers, course team members, Associates, Advanced Practitioners, Personal Tutors, Learning Resources, Additional Support and ILT staff


The person & qualifications

  • Relevant Level 3 qualification
  • PGCE/CertEd or equivalent
  • Experience of teaching students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities
  • Experience of consistently providing a high-quality learning experience for all students
  • Evidence of consistently providing a high performance in previous roles/jobs
  • Experience of working effectively with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and for raising any concerns
  • Ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with children, young people and vulnerable adults
  • A willingness to undertake relevant and appropriate professional development
  • Willingness to work at all locations where the College provides a service 

About Protocol

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Whatever your career goals, we’ve got the right role for you. With a wide range of temporary and permanent positions available, from lecturing and training jobs to assessment and support staff roles, all with very competitive pay rates and benefits – your future is in good hands.

The legal bit

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