Well that was then!
Teaching National Certificate and HNC means a specification change, often at very short notice, every five years.
It is probable that the assessment mechanisms will need to be revised annually and then entirely re-written; the effect on taught content may be less.
College employers require new tutors to pursue a teaching qualification on top of their technical teaching, producing an extra, and significant, workload.
From the end of this month, there is a legal requirement to do this.
Last year I kept a record for the seven classes I taught. I had over 600 assignments to mark and feed back between October and June. I enjoy my work and would recommend it, but, for your own sake, you must be able to cope with it – which is why I opted for part-time.
The job is especially demanding if, at the same time, you are trying to hold down a full-time job.
RODNEY BRAY (M), construction lecturer, email@example.com