This scheme supports the appointment of industrial engineers or technicians as Visiting Teaching Engineers (VTE) at UK Further Education Colleges. This industry-into-academia initiative aims to utilise the experience of the Visiting Teaching Engineer to enhance student learning as well as the employability and skills of UK engineering technicians.

Under the scheme, industry practitioners support the delivery of face to face teaching, mentoring, careers advice and other activities that support the learning experience for full time level 3 engineering technician courses at the host college as well as encouraging level 2 learners onto level 3 technician courses. 

This award provides the college with support for their Visiting Teaching Engineer of up to £2,500.

See how to apply for more information.


  • Increase the number of level 3 qualified engineering technicians
  • Embed engineers/technicians into the curriculum so that both industry and academia can create a rich contextualised curriculum content
  • Support the development of level 2 engineering learners to progress to level 3 technician level qualifications
  • Bring real life engineering into the learning environment 
  • Act as role models encouraging people to take up STEM careers on completion
  • Increase teaching and learning capacity
  • Provide an up-to-date source of careers advice
  • Initiate new industry links

The Academy is committed to diversity and welcomes applications from women and other groups who are currently underrepresented across engineering.

If you are interested in this scheme, then email the Further Education Team. .