To be a lecturer you will need to be able to relate to students. If you are a Further Education Lecturer you will need at least a Level 3 qualification in the subject in which you are looking to teach and for some academic subjects you will need degree level.
A lecturer teaches students over the age of 16.
To do this role you will need to be very organised, have excellent planning skills and remain patient with a sense of humour.
If you would like to see an example cover letter to support your application please see below:
Cover Letter: Lecturer
Application for a Lecturer
I have recently seen your advert for a Lecturer and I would like to apply. I am qualified in (what) (from where) and (when).
I am very keen to continue my career in the world of lecturing. I enjoy passing on my learning’s to other students who are interested in a similar subject. I feel that I can relate to students and provide support to them during their university degree courses.
I am very organised and thorough, I like to plan my sessions effectively to ensure that the curriculum is covered without exception and with an element of fun to allow the students to relate to the subject even more.
I have a strong passion in my subject of (what) and like to keep up to date in my subject to allow my students to get the full potential of my experiences.
I am an effective communicator and I can keep detailed records and logs including lesson plans.
I have enclosed a copy of my CV and if you would be interested in my skills and experience, please do not hesitate to contact me.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Good luck with writing your letter.