Alison Cogger completed a BTEC national diploma in the 1990s and following her first degree, took a PGCE in post compulsory education and then taught and mentored for 6 years in FE. She worked for the AimHigher programme, leading on FHE progression, the subject of her Masters dissertation, before moving into adult and community education, where she was acting county manager for creative and healthy living for Kent Adult Education Service. She then entered HE as programme director of the PGCE 14-19, which was and remains a nationally unique teacher education programme leading to either QTS or QTLS. She is completing her doctoral thesis on vocational teacher training. She is currently faculty director of school, college and learning setting partnerships and is the faculty lead on apprenticeships at Canterbury Christ Church University.