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Further education lecturer Average UK Salary & Prospects

Further education (FE) lecturers teach adults, students and apprentices on academic and work-related courses

Further education lecturers typically work around 35 to 37 hours per week.

As a Further education lecturer you will typically work evenings.

* from ONETonline
Average salary
38,214 GBP *
per year
24,000 GBP
37,000 GBP
5+ Experience
* data taken from the Office of National Statistics (
Average salary for Further education lecturer

Men make 3% more than Women
51% of Further education lecturers are men
  • 38,661 GBP
  • 37,657 GBP
Average salary for part-time Further education lecturer
Average salary for full-time Further education lecturer

  • 14,860 GBP
  • 14,279 GBP
  • 15,578 GBP
  • 38,214 GBP
  • 37,657 GBP
  • 38,661 GBP
Pay over time for Further education lecturer

Pay for this role has increased over time
  • 34,882 GBP
  • 36,195 GBP
  • 36,466 GBP
  • 36,219 GBP
  • 37,132 GBP
  • 38,214 GBP

Future outlook for Further education lecturers

Excellent outlook
142 000+ jobs available
Balanced outlook
2% yearly wage growth (on average)
Very good outlook
23% chance of automation in the future

Further education lecturer - Your future job?

Which qualifications do I need?

Find out what you need to know in order to become a Further education lecturer and the highest average level of education for people in this role.

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You can do a teaching qualification at college. Qualifications include:

  • Certificate in Education
  • Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training
  • Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training with a specialist pathway for teaching literacy, numeracy, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), or teaching disabled learners

You'll be expected to have experience and a qualification in the subject you want to teach.

You'll also need to organise some time for teaching practice, though training providers can often help with this.

Get the right qualification to begin your journey to becoming a Further education lecturer

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