Alison Cogger completed vocational qualifications in early years practice in the 1990s and, following her first degree, took a PGCE in post compulsory education and then taught on a range of programmes including child development, A Levels and Access to higher education. She also mentored student teachers for 6 years in FE. She worked for the AimHigher programme, leading on FHE progression, which was the subject of her Masters dissertation, then taught on undergraduate degree programmes in HE 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 returned to HE at Canterbury Christ Church University as programme director of the PGCE 14-19, which is a highly successful, nationally unique teacher education programme leading to either QTS or QTLS. She is completing her doctoral thesis on the professional identity of cross phase vocational teachers. She is currently Faculty Director of School, College and Learning Setting Partnerships and is the faculty lead on apprenticeships.