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Further Education Teaching Professionals

Duncan Lewis Business Immigration Solicitors – Further Education Teaching Professionals – UK Visa Applications


With more students than ever attending colleges and universities in the UK, the demand for further education (FE) teaching professionals across Britain has never been higher.


The global demand for qualified and experienced FE college lecturers – especially in STEM subjects – means that UK educational institutions have to compete in a buoyant international recruitment market for the best candidates.


However, visa restrictions and delays can easily jeopardise take up of an appointment by a suitably qualified further education (FE) teaching professional coming to work in the UK.


Duncan Lewis business immigration solicitors can advise educational establishments and further education teaching professionals on UK business immigration and international recruitment.


Further education teaching professionals are eligible to work in the UK under the regulations covering occupations skilled to NQF Level 6.


Duncan Lewis business immigration lawyers frequently advise on Tier 2 applications – as well as advising on recruiting recent overseas graduates who have qualified in the UK and wish to take up posts as further education teaching professionals after graduation.


Any Tier 2 applicants can be sponsored for jobs in certain occupations – and the government has drawn up a list of eligible occupations for further education teaching professionals wishing to apply for a Tier 2 visa to take up a position in the UK.


UK Visas & Immigration regulations set out in the Codes of Practice for Skilled Workers such as further education teaching professionals.


Under the regulations, the sort of roles within a company that would be eligible for a Tier 2 visa application include:

  • FE College lecturer
  • Lecturer (further education)
  • Teacher (further education)
  • Tutor (further education).


UK Visas & Immigration rules also set out the types of duties a further education teaching professional might undertake to qualify for a Tier 2 visa, including:


  • prepares, delivers and directs lectures, seminars and tutorials
  • prepares, administers and marks examinations, essays and other assignments
  • arranges instructional visits and periods of employment experience for students
  • assists with the administration of teaching and the arranging of timetables
  • liaises with other professional and commercial organisations to review course content.


The current minimum salary range for a further education teaching professional applying for a Tier 2 UK visa would be:


  • Lecturer or equivalent (new entrant): £21,719
  • Senior lecturer / advanced teacher and equivalent: £32,421
  • Further education management / principal lecturer and equivalent: £35,551.


Source: Teachers' national pay scales.


Duncan Lewis Business Immigration Solicitors – UK Visa Applications & Appeals – Further Education Teaching Professional


Applying for a Tier 2 visa for a further education teaching professional requires expert legal advice on the preparation of the visa application to ensure no delays occur.


Companies and individuals should be aware that any delays in the Tier 2 visa application process might potentially jeopardise the timely take up of a further education teaching appointment.


Duncan Lewis immigration experts are one of the UK’s leading specialist immigration and business immigration solicitors, with a highly successful track record in advising companies and individuals on business immigration and the UK visa application process.


Duncan Lewis immigration lawyers have offices nationwide and in most major cities – and our national and London immigration lawyers regularly advise companies wishing to recruit qualified and experienced further education teaching professionals from overseas on:


  • Tier 2 Licence
  • Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsor (CoS)
  • Tier 2 Visa Applications
  • Tier 2 Intra Company Transfers
  • Standard UK Visa for Business Visits.


Duncan Lewis business immigration experts are also able to advise on visa appeals for further education teaching professionals wishing to take up appointments in the UK.


As immigration specialists, Duncan Lewis is ranked by Legal 500 2015 for its business immigration services.


For further information on UK visa applications for Further Education Teaching Professionals, call Duncan Lewis Business Immigration Solicitors in confidence on 0333 772 0409 for a FREE initial consultation.


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