FE sector pay background

Background on pay and negotiations in further education in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales can be viewed from this page.

Follow the link for the region or nation in which you work, or see below for information about Scotland.


In Scotland, there is no central bargaining mechanism and pay and salaries for FE staff are negotiated at a college level.

Pay rates for FE lecturers vary depending on the college they work in and the role and responsibilities.

You can also view information about your rights and working conditions.

Need further advice?

Your first point of contact is your ATL rep in your school or college. Your local ATL branch is also available to help with queries, or you can contact ATL's member advisors on tel: 020 7930 6441 or email us. Please have your membership number to hand when telephoning and include it with any correspondence - this will help us to answer your query more quickly.


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