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Course Leader - Engineering (Level 3)

About the Role

Leeds City College are recruiting for a Course Leader in Engineering to join our team.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, suitably qualified Course Leader for the Level 3 Engineering course who will play a crucial role in realising the department's strategic objectives. You will be an inspiring Teacher with a background in Engineering. You will also be able to deliver varied, high-quality, and imaginative sessions and have a record of good achievement rates.

Would you like to be part of a determined, progressive, and ambitious department that strives to deliver an outstanding experience for its learners? Then come and join the Engineering and Manufacturing Team at Printworks Campus, Leeds City College.

Your role will require a deep understanding and sensitivity to a variety of learner needs. You will be expected to support the delivery team with a range of innovative teaching approaches, all with the aim of empowering learners to reach their full potential.

What You Will Do

  • To deliver lively and interactive teaching, learning and assessment to an outstanding standard on a range of programmes as appropriate.
  • To secure outstanding success for all learners and ensure targets for recruitment, retention, achievement and success, attendance and progression are met.
  • To support the design and development of programmes in Engineering, which includes the new technical qualifications (T Levels).
  • To teach on a range of full-time, part-time programmes at Level 2 and 3 including the T Level.
  • Engage in core duties including preparation, marking, monitoring student progress, preparing reports, setting and marking of examination papers, and developing and preparing flexible learning materials.

About You

  • To have a relevant level 3 in Engineering and equivalent higher technical expertise in this field. 
  • To have or be willing to study for a relevant teaching qualification (DTLLS, PGCE or equivalent).
  • To have industry experience, with current knowledge and the ability to deliver to industry standard.
  • Be well-organised and able to manage the peaks and troughs of a varied workload.


There are plenty of benefits available to our staff members, here are just a few:

  • Annual leave entitlement - If you work full time, you'll get at least 27 days holiday plus bank holidays and up to 5 discretionary closure days at Christmas (pro rata for part time staff).
    • Support Staff 27 days (increasing to 32 days after 5 years service)
    • Academic 37 days
    • Senior Management 37 days
  • Generous Pension schemes
    • Teachers’ Pension Scheme 
    • Local Government Pension Scheme 
  • Memberships and discounts - employees can sign up to various membership cards and discount schemes such as TOTUM card (formerly NUS card). 
  • Travel and commuting - discounted travel available through Metro card, Northern Rail, First Bus, Arriva Bus and Cycle to work schemes.
  • Learning and development opportunities -  including staff development days
  • Employee wellbeing initiatives
  • Flexible and hybrid working opportunities - this will vary depending on role requirements

About Us

Leeds City College is one of the largest further education institutions in the country and is one of the biggest providers of apprenticeships regionally. 

We provide a vibrant and diverse learning environment, delivering excellent and innovative education which is supportive, inspiring and life changing. Leeds City College’s values put students first and are at the heart of everything the college does.

We are committed to lifelong learning and investing in our staff. You’ll have access to a broad variety of training and professional development designed to help you continually develop and grow. We offer a wide range of job vacancies, and our large size means there are always exciting opportunities to progress.

Join us on the journey to being the best that we can collectively be for our students, apprentices, staff and our stakeholders.


At Luminate Education Group we are committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our students including children, young people, and vulnerable adults. We expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow the Safer Recruitment requirements and best practice as set out within Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance. All successful applicants will be required to complete mandatory pre-employment checks which include an enhanced DBS check, online checks and must have two satisfactory references. Please be aware that it is a criminal offence to apply for this post if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity in connection to children.


We recognise, value and champion diversity & Inclusion. As we engage with a diverse student population we want to ensure we reflect that in our staff population too. For us diversity is about building happy teams, full of people that want to learn and be inspired by each other, by our different experiences and backgrounds. It is important to us that both staff and students achieve their full potential.  Diversity is important to us, but inclusion is equally, if not more important. It’s not just about having the representation but also providing the people we recruit with opportunities and valuing everyone’s contributions and perspectives. Click here to learn more about our EDI objectives.


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