Mentoring on the Further Forces Programme

The University of Brighton is recruiting a national network of high quality paid Further Education mentors to support trainee teachers on the Further Forces programme in technical education.

This website provides all the information you require to apply to become a subject specialist mentor for the Further Forces Programme. You can download our Further Forces Programme leaflet (pdf) for a brief summary. 

If you are a service leaver interested in the joining the Further Forces as a trainee teacher please visit the University of Portsmouth website.

a man in a white lab coat looking at machineryBACKGROUND INFORMATION

Led by the Education and Training Foundation, with support from Ministry of Defence, Department for Education and the Gatsby Charitable Foundation,
the Further Forces programme aims
to harness the technical skills from the
Armed Forces to help meet the demand
for technical teaching across FE.

The programme is delivered through a combination of northern and southern hubs operated by University of Portsmouth and the Association of Colleges and includes a national mentoring programme operated by the University of Brighton.

Service leavers who participate in the programme will:

  • spend two years training whilst employed in a further education setting
  • achieve an appropriate teaching qualification, including any necessary personal maths and English qualifications
  • develop their own personal subject knowledge and access technical knowledge enhancement as guided by initial needs analysis and self-assessment
  • receive expert mentoring to support both technical knowledge enhancement and the development of pedagogic skills
  • receive general professional support as early career teachers