Glasgow, Scotland

Full Time

£31,500 per annum + benefits



Are you passionate about your subject, with a strong desire to see your students thrive academically?


At Glasgow International College, we’re looking to appoint a range of new tutors to join our successful team and provide stimulating and effective teaching to international students preparing to study on undergraduate and/or postgraduate programmes at the University of Glasgow, from September 2022.



 Our approach to teaching:


At the heart of our educational approach is a belief in supporting students to become independent, motivated learners who will thrive in higher education. We’re particularly interested in attracting committed teaching professionals who are passionate about their subject, open to incorporating technology into their teaching delivery and interested in finding new ways of bringing a curriculum to life.


These posts will cover the breadth of our teaching provision at the college, so we are particularly interested to hear from tutors who enjoy the challenge and scope of teaching across the curriculum.

All candidates will be expected to be able to teach our research skills modules that represent the core modules of our curriculum. We also welcome applications from those with teaching experience across the spectrum of our provision, including English for Academic Purposes, Practical Skills for Science and Engineering, and Statistics, and areas such as Arts and Humanities, Business Studies, Law, Science and Engineering, and Social and Political Sciences.



Our classrooms are active learning spaces and lessons are primarily student-centred. By introducing students to material before class, we use classroom time for discussion, real-world problem solving and project work, with a strong emphasis on group work and pair work. Technology is embedded into our approach – both physically within each classroom as well as within each curriculum area – from use of engaging multimedia study materials to convey concepts through to online testing in class which allows us assess students’ understanding in ‘real time’. Providing an individualised, differentiated learning experience is also a key strand in our approach. Students are involved in shaping their programme so that they specialise in their area of interest according to their strengths and intended progression route and get the chance to undertake projects personalised to their interest and path. 

For many – tutors and students alike - this is a very different model for learning but one which results in highly engaged students who take responsibility for their academic success.


Our students learn in a wide variety of ways, enabling them to develop the behaviours and skills needed for university in the UK. As students move through their programme, teachers will be directing, guiding, and supporting them in different ways at different times. The focus will be for students to participate in:

  • a range of learning activities including active learning, workshops, laboratory sessions, online support through the VLE, project-focussed and other Applied Learning tasks as well as more traditional lectures and seminars
  • assessment to receive feedback on their work so they may improve, and to arrive at their summative marks. Some assessment will be digital, some non-digital; projects, group and individual assignments will all feature.
  • activities with Learning Advisors, including reviewing progress, ensuring VLE engagement and being taking up support/intervention/stretching activities so they can achieve their potential. Students may also be signposted to other non-academic support as needed.
  • work to support the development of their e-Portfolio

Your role

You will plan, prepare, deliver, review and make enhancements to all of these learning experiences for students, including:

  • Teaching students content in the relevant subject area as outlined in the module specification, at foundation certificate (RQF Level 3) pre-masters (CEFR B2 level) and/or International Year One (in colleges where this is offered)
  • Delivering lessons and other learning activities that engage and inspire students to achieve and learn effectively
  • Creating and updating active learning and assessment content, and sharing these across the Kaplan International Pathways network
  • Embedding appropriate digital technologies in learning and assessment methods, so that it adds value or creates efficiency or improves student engagement
  • Working with colleagues to ensure consistency of delivery of content and assessment processes and sharing these across the Kaplan International Pathways network; this may involve coordinating others also teaching on the module and may vary depending on individual college needs
  • Contributing subject expertise where required for content and assessments across a range of modules
  • Supporting students to develop their e-portfolio

You will also

  • Develop and implement a range of innovative teaching methods that engage and meet the needs of all students
  • Devise and deliver a range of enrichment and enhancement activities that raise students’ aspirations and achievements using relevant industry and academic networks
  • Develop and implement module examinations and other forms of assessment, marking, providing feedback to students and moderation and standardisation; this may include coordinating others also teaching on the module and may vary depending on individual college needs
  • Support the use of digital technologies in learning activities and develop your own competencies through personal and professional development;
  • Assist with the development and maintenance of the College Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of student attendance and performance and use these to inform reports to stakeholders
  • Participate in regular meetings with teaching and support staff and represent the College at appropriate events and meetings
  • Act as a Learning Advisor including reviewing students’ progress, checking on VLE engagement, monitoring welfare and offering support/intervention where required
  • Advise on e-portfolio development
  • Participate in all relevant administration and organisational tasks; registering student attendance; fulfilling any other duties as designated by the College Management

About you:

You will enjoy working in a fast-paced environment with international students, be student focussed, be open to change and development, and be committed to ensuring our students’ success. You will need:

  • Experience of teaching to post 16 students (a teaching qualification would be an advantage)
  • The ability to plan, deliver and review a range of learning activities that guide and support students to achieve and flourish
  • The ability to develop and update innovative teaching material that engages all students
  • The ability to work collaboratively as part of a range of different teams in order to continually improve the student experience
  • Flexibility and willingness to work under pressure to deadlines in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • A strong commitment to continuous professional development and a proven track record of using this to enhance the student experience
  • Demonstrable experience of using technology to inform teaching practice and a willingness to embrace innovations
  • A Post Graduate qualification but strong first degree or relevant professional experience will be considered
  • If teaching English language, then a DELTA or equivalent qualification. Those with CELTA plus relevant experience will also be considered.

All successful candidates will be invited to join our highly successful team of Learning Advisors, providing students with one-to-one academic and pastoral support, and will also contribute to teaching in our unique system of cross-college research and skills courses.



 About Kaplan International Pathways 

Kaplan International Pathways, a division of Kaplan Inc., offers international students a wide range of flexible study options - from University preparation programmes in the UK, Australia, USA and Japan through to full degree programmes in Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia. Through our academic partnerships with leading universities, our expertise in student recruitment, our exceptional teaching and a real focus on customer service and pastoral care, each year we are proud to welcome thousands of students from more than 100 countries through the doors of our colleges. 


In the UK, we operate 9 campus-based colleges in partnership with Bournemouth University, University of Glasgow, University of Liverpool, Nottingham Trent University, University of Nottingham, University of Brighton, University of Essex, University of York and University of West of England, Bristol and an off-campus college in London offering pathways to 7 leading well-ranked UK universities. 


If you’d like to have an informal chat about the role, please email gic.academicmanagers@kaplan.com


Please apply with a CV and covering letter by Friday 24th June 2022.

Interviews will be held the week commencing Monday 27th June 2022.

Special Requirements

A DBS check will be required

Disclaimer and revision date

This is a non-exhaustive list of the duties of the above role and the person specification of the job holder. The Company reserves the right to amend this document as the needs of the business require.

Revision date for this job description: June 2022

At Kaplan International, we are committed to working in a diverse organisation and strive to provide equality of opportunity for all. We encourage and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment or identity, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnership. If you would like to be considered for an interview under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme, please complete this form or email us on disabilityconfident@kaplan.com

As part of our commitment to safeguarding, successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. 

Applicants must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK. 

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