Are you looking for a fresh start in a new position? Why not join the UKCBC family and start a fulfilling career in education? Today we’ll begin our rolling coverage of jobs currently available at UKCBC by discussing the ethics behind the company, the particulars needed for specific roles, and we’ll include comments from one of our uniquely placed members of staff to give you an insight into the workings of the college.  

Today we’ll be profiling the role of a BTEC Level 4 and 5 Lecturer at UKCBC.  

Lecturer for Pearson BTEC Level 4 and 5 

UKCBC provides qualifications that cover the skills and key theory needed to find success in modern working environments: that’s why we offer several Higher National Diploma (HND) BTEC qualifications from our campuses in London. The HND qualifications have been created with input from employers, senior academics and professional bodies to give students the appropriate training required to start work after graduation. Alternatively, graduates can continue their academic journey with a top-up degree.  

Now you know why we teach Pearson BTEC HND qualifications, let’s look at what’s needed to be a lecturer at UKCBC.  

Experience Needed for BTEC Level 4 & 5 Position

As well as the relevant qualifications, we expect lecturers to have both teaching and industry experience in their field; industry experience is essential due to the vocational focus of the HND qualifications.   

Appropriate support and preparation for general student needs are a prerequisite for teaching at a higher education level; however, at UKCBC, we aim to go further by delivering a student-centric learning experience that recognises each student’s individual needs; we achieve this through a combination of class preparation and receptive interactions with students. We have cultivated a reputation as an HE provider that genuinely cares about student wellbeing and outcomes; this requires lecturers to work with students to identify and address areas in need of improvement. Additionally, lecturers work alongside module leaders, programme leaders and academic managers to ensure that the course content is appropriate for students’ professional development, and they contribute to broader educational goals of improving student outcomes by assessing course appropriacy. A student-centred approach is, therefore, essential for UKCBC lecturers.    

CPD – Grow with UKCBC

UKCBC’s support structure does not stop with students. While working as a lecturer at UKCBC, you will undertake regular teaching and marking standardisation programmes as well as additional continuing professional development (CPD) classes. Alongside your peers, you’ll evaluate your performance and the course content you teach. The outcome of these sessions forms the basis for future CPD, putting professional progress in your hands; a willingness to work as part of the wider academic team is vital for the role of lecturer. 

We’ve outlined just a few of the benefits and expectations of working for UKCBC.  Now let’s get the views of someone on the inside: Jonathan Sandling, Director of Studies at UKCBC, gave us his thoughts on what it takes to become a lecturer at the college:  

“UKCBC seeks to employ suitably qualified and experienced lecturers with a passion for student-centred teaching, learning and assessment. Lecturers must have a desire to engage in all aspects of the College and a willingness to work flexibly to meet the differing needs of the students.” 

Keen to learn more about the lecturer role? Perhaps you’re searching for a non-academic position in the college? Check out our job portal for a full selection of the roles currently available at UKCBC or read more about working for UKCBC 


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