Do you have a passion for Science, Technology and Engineering, as well as a desire to get into teaching?

If so, emfec, part of the Skills and Education Group and Blackburn College are delivering a special national Education and Training Foundation (ETF) programme that could be a great opportunity for you!

The SET for Teaching Success programme has been specifically designed to kickstart teaching careers – in Science, Technology and Engineering subjects.

Teaching as a profession can be a rewarding, exciting career choice that can be hugely beneficial to the teacher as well as to learners themselves. Science, Technology and Engineering subjects in particular have extra appeal as they have an ever increasing effect on the world around us. The 21st century has in fact seen scientific and technological innovations become more important, as we face the benefits and challenges of both globalisation and a knowledge-based economy.

What is the SET programme?

The fully funded programme, SET for Teaching Success, has been specially set up to pay for teaching qualifications for those new to teaching roles, graduates as well as employees with relevant industry experience and newly recruited staff in SET areas.

Delivered nationally by the Skills and Education Group and Blackburn College, the course will fund:

  • Teacher training course fees, achieving a minimum of a Diploma in Teaching (Level 5). These can be used to fund training for existing staff or new posts in SET subject areas

  • A £5,000 grant per trainee to contribute towards costs incurred by the provider for supporting the trainees

  • Continuing professional development for the candidates and their mentors, including technical skills knowledge
  • High quality industry placements to ensure and maintain current technical knowledge and skills in SET

  • Residential and peer support network.

How can I find out more?

If you are interested in benefiting from this fantastic and rewarding opportunity, please contact Jonathan Poxon, Head of Projects on 07805 568 448 or at . You can also find out more about the SET programme by visiting  


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