Further Forces Programme 

In partnership with the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, Further Forces is a scheme to retrain 210 Armed Forces Service Leavers to teach technical subjects, including Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) in the Further Education (FE) and Skills Sector.

The programme is supported by the Department for Education, the Ministry of Defence, the Education & Training Foundation (ETF) and the Gatsby Charitable Foundation and is delivered by the University of Portsmouth, the Association of Colleges (AoC) and the University of Brighton.

After successful completion of this programme, as a Service Leaver, you will be eligible to apply for Qualified Teacher Learning & Skills (QTLS) status.

What subjects could I teach? 

Further Forces funds trainee teachers in all technical subject areas: • Agriculture, Environmental & Animal Care • Business and Administrative • Catering & Hospitality • Childcare & Education • Construction • Creative & Design • Digital • Engineering & Manufacturing • Hair & Beauty • Health & Science • Legal, Finance & Accounting • Protective Services • Sales, Marketing & Procurement • Social Care • Transport & Logistics

There is no cost to for you undertaking this programme. The total cost of training, including mentor support, will be provided by the Education and Training Foundation and the Gatsby Charitable Foundation.

Details and eligibility criteria can be found here

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