Further Forces

For service leavers 

We support service personnel who are preparing to leave or who have recently left the services (in the last 5 years) to become Further Education (FE) teachers and train for a teaching qualification. Commissioned by ETF, the Further Forces Programme is also supported by the Ministry of Defence and the Gatsby Charitable Foundation. 

We provide:

  • A fully funded programme & subsidised training - at no cost to you
  • A tailored recruitment service to find you a teaching job that suits your expertise
  • An in-house or flexible Certificate of Education (PGCE) - no prior teaching qualification is required
  • Specialist mentor support to help with your transition into teaching

Information for Service Leavers

Events for Service Leavers 

Insight Day, 14 January, Bolton College - a chance to find out more about life in a college. Contact Roger for more details.

To find out more about what the programme entails, take a look at this Q&A with former Officer in the Navy, Nick Harper, now a Lecturer at Weymouth College, or former Medical Combat Technician in the Army, Hannah Payne, now a lecturer at Hartpury College. 

To find out more about current vacancies, take a look at the Further Forces AoC Jobs page - but once you're on programme we'll help you to find the right teaching job for you.

Apply now
For more information and to apply, please email Roger Etunyi, Recruitment Officer, or call 0207 034 9978.  


For colleges

We help colleges to recruit to 'hard-to-fill' teaching vacancies. If you have a vacancy, get in touch and we will match you with a service leaver; we can also keep you up to date with our new recruits. Once appointed, the service leaver will be enrolled on a funded teacher training programme at the college, or with one of our spoke colleges, or the University of Portsmouth. 

If you have recently appointed a service leaver, get in touch as we can offer funding for their training, and mentoring support.

Information for FE Senior Leaders and Managers

For more information and to sign up, please email Roger Etunyi, Recruitment Officer, or call 0207 034 9978.