Case Study: Mentoring & Advice

Taking Teaching Further



The Sussex Council of Training Providers (SCTP) is a local member network of FE, skills & work-based learning providers, strategic partners and associate organisations.

SCTP has nearly 100 members, ranging from micro-providers through to some of the largest colleges, local authorities, universities and training providers in the country.

A thriving associate and partner membership also includes a number of national awarding bodies, eLearning providers, Local Authorities and CEIAG networks.


always possible, leading the SCTP projects team, was appointed to design and deliver a ground-breaking mentoring project for the further education sector.

Having secured over £40k of national funding from the Department for Education funded Taking Teaching Further initiative managed on its behalf by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF), we were able to engage a range of tech, engineering and construction professionals to work 1:1 with education leaders in new ways.



Taking Teaching Further Sussex (TTF Sussex) was workshopped and designed as a new industry mentoring programme, supporting professionals in construction, STEM and digital sector roles to work closely with tutors and course designers within post-16 technical education.

Taking Teaching Further also supports the ongoing exchange between FE providers and industry so that students can gain the knowledge and skills that employers need.

The targets were to attract 25+ applications leading to 15 matched pairs (industry and education) who would spend at least a week’s worth of time breaking down multiple barriers between the classroom and the workplace.


  • Fundraising
  • Research
  • Resource creation
  • Design
  • Marketing
  • Facilitation
  • Reporting


  • 25+ applications ✓
  • 10 matched professionals and colleges ✓
  • Facilitated workshops ✓
  • New initiatives and curriculum designs ✓
  • Increased pipeline of potential FE teachers ✓
  • Industry-led problem solving ✓
  • Teaching and assessment skills for employers ✓