Further education (FE) lecturers are responsible for teaching one or more subjects in any of the following settings:
- sixth form colleges;
- adult and community education centres;
- a general or specialist college of FE;
- voluntary and charity organisations;
- work-based learning.
- prisons and youth offender organisations;
They teach at all levels, from entry level to foundation degrees and professional qualifications. Courses may lead to general, vocational, or academic qualifications which prepare students for work or higher education (HE), or may support personal interest, e.g. hobby or leisure subjects.
Although FE lecturers work mainly with post-16 and/or adult learners, they are increasingly expected to work with those aged 14-19 who are studying vocational subjects.