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Education & Training


A career in education and training gives you the chance to help others learn, develop and grow. Education is key, from early years teachers to professors at a university, you will help people succeed and shape their lives. This could be perfect industry for you if you love passing on your knowledge and giving something back.

Industry Summary

Education and Training is an industry that is just set for continuous growth over the coming years. It’s an incredibly rewarding industry with many routes to start your career, from apprenticeships, university, or through a graduate role. You’ll be supporting others, sharing your knowledge and encouraging young people and adults alike to reach success!

Behind every piece of knowledge imparted and every new skill learnt there’s a talented teacher or a trainer. Whether it’s in school or work, communicating what you know with the world couldn’t be easier with a career in education and training. Training also encompasses professional development for education of staff. This training could be based on diversity and wellbeing, or even specific training on management, systems or methods to other staff.

No matter if you’re interested in a career working with children, adults or employees your apprenticeship, degree or work placement will be tailored to your desired choice. When you start your first opportunity, you’ll be full of big ideas and useful information. Best of all, you’ll make speedy work of turning others into high achievers too – so everyone can be proud and know what they can achieve.

 

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Work Experience

Work experience in education and training will be really valuable for you if that’s where you want your future to be. It can be a very challenging industry, so it’ll have to be something that you love doing, and work experience is the perfect opportunity to help you know if you enjoy it. If you find you have a passion in this field, work experience could help you identify the career you’d like to work in or the age group you’d prefer to focus on. You’ll also be able to ask other people in the industry how they got to their position and if they’d do anything differently so you can tailor your own path in the way that suits you.

Unsure about what a work placement could involve? You should’ve asked!

 

Apprenticeships

As an apprentice, you’ll have the opportunity to have a full-time role working alongside experienced colleagues while studying towards a qualification. You’ll have the support of a mentor or line manager helping you get used to the workplace and aid you through the qualification. Not only will you be given a salary, but your employer will also pay for all your training costs! At the higher-level apprenticeships, you could run your own classes, sessions or be set projects to work on. Although there currently isn’t the opportunity to do a teaching degree apprenticeship, you can do your PGCE as an apprentice in some schools. Apprenticeships in education and training include:

  • Level 3 – Learning Mentor
  • Level 3 – Teaching Assistant
  • Level 4 – Assessor/Coach
  • Level 5 – Learning and Skills Teacher
  • Level 6 – Teacher
  • Level 7 – Academic Professional

Want to know what apprenticeships are all about? We have you covered!

 

University

You may opt to go to university to start your career in education and training. This route will give you the academic knowledge behind the industry, a chance to study a subject you find interesting, and perhaps even the information on how to work with people with special educational needs or disabilities. A degree in education or training will also allow you to choose units that are of more interest to you so you can take your career in the direction you want it to go. Many degrees in training or education will also offer a placement at a school or organisation to give you more experience!

Many people start their career in training and education by going to university but not studying the subject itself. For example, many people study a course that they’re interested in and then study a PGCE when they graduate in order to become a teacher in something they’re passionate about. Here are some degree opportunities that are directly in training and education.

  • Education Studies BA (Hons)
  • Education and Learning BA (Hons)
  • Professional Studies (Education) BA (Hons)
  • Education and Social Science BA (Hons)
  • Education BA (Hons)
  • Education and Training BA (Hons)
  • Special Educational Needs and Disability Studies BA (Hons)
  • Primary Education & Teaching Studies BA (Hons)

Want to find out what University could offer you? We have your back!

 

Graduate Jobs

Once you have your degree there are many routes that you can take as a graduate. To become a qualified teacher in state-maintained schools you need to undertake Initial Teacher Training (ITT) or Initial Teacher Education (ITE) which will then lead to a Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). You could choose to enter postgraduate teacher training such as gaining the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). There are also many options for graduates who may not have completed a teacher training related degree, such as Teach First or Transition to Teach, which are programmes designed to encourage those interested in training to teach.

Want to know what graduate jobs are all about? We can help!

 

Other routes

If an apprenticeship or university isn’t for you, don’t worry. There are many ways to work in the education and training sector, though do keep in mind that many require at least some basic qualifications. There are many funding options to encourage people to enter into teaching, especially in those subjects that are under shortages. If this is something that’s holding you back, why not see if you could receive a grant which would allow you the chance to gain your qualification.

If you’re looking for a career in education and training, you’re in the right place!

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Higher education teaching professionals

Work Description

Higher education teaching professionals deliver lectures and teach students to at least first degree level, undertake research and write journal articles and books in their chosen field of study.

Qualification

Entry will require a good honours first degree plus a higher degree or an equivalent professional qualification. For vocational subjects, practical experience and additional qualifications may also be required.

Job Tasks

prepares, delivers and directs lectures, seminars and tutorials; prepares, administers and marks examinations, essays and other assignments; advises students on academic matters and encourages independent research; provides pastoral care or guidance to students; participates in decision making processes regarding curricula, budgetary, departmental and other matters; directs the work of postgraduate students; undertakes research, writes articles and books and attends conferences and other meetings.

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Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

Further education teaching professionals

Work Description

Further education teaching professionals supervise and teach trade, technical, commercial, adult education, secondary and post-secondary courses to students beyond minimum school leaving age.

Qualification

Further education lecturers normally require a professional or academic qualification in the subject area they intend to teach, relevant professional, industrial or business experience and an appropriate teaching qualification.

Job Tasks

prepares, delivers and directs lectures, seminars and tutorials; prepares, administers and marks examinations, essays and other assignments; arranges instructional visits and periods of employment experience for students; assists with the administration of teaching and the arranging of timetables; liaises with other professional and commercial organisations to review course content.

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Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

Secondary education teaching professionals

Work Description

Secondary (and middle school deemed secondary) education teaching professionals plan, organise and provide instruction in one or more subjects, including physical education and diversionary activities, within a prescribed curriculum in a secondary or secondary/ middle school.

Qualification

Entry is with a first degree that provides QTS (qualified teacher status) or, in Scotland, TQ (teaching qualification); or other relevant degree followed by further postgraduate training (most commonly PGCE – Postgraduate Certificate in Secondary Education, or, in Scotland, PGDE – Professional Graduate Diploma in Education). Further and higher professional qualifications are required for some teaching posts.

Job Tasks

prepares and delivers courses and lessons in accordance with curriculum requirements and teaches one or more subjects; prepares, assigns and corrects exercises and examinations to record and evaluate students’ progress; prepares students for external examinations and administers and invigilates these examinations; maintains records of students’ progress and development; supervises any practical work and maintains classroom discipline; undertakes pastoral duties; supervises teaching assistants and trainees; discusses progress with student, parents and/or other education professionals; assists with or plans and develops curriculum and rota of teaching duties.

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Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

Primary and nursery education teaching professionals

Work Description

Primary (and middle school deemed primary) and nursery education teaching professionals plan, organise and provide instruction to children at all levels up to the age of entry into secondary education.

Qualification

Entry is with a first degree that provides QTS (qualified teacher status) or, in Scotland, TQ (teaching qualification); or other relevant degree followed by further postgraduate training (most commonly PGCE – Postgraduate Certificate in Secondary Education, or, in Scotland, PGDE – Professional Graduate Diploma in Education). Further and higher professional qualifications are required for some teaching posts.

Job Tasks

prepares and delivers courses and lessons in accordance with curriculum requirements and teaches a range of subjects; prepares, assigns and corrects exercises and examinations to record and evaluate students’ progress; prepares students for external examinations and administers and invigilates these examinations; maintains records of students’ progress and development; supervises students and maintains classroom discipline; teaches simple songs and rhymes, reads stories and organises various activities to promote language, social and physical development; undertakes pastoral duties; supervises teaching assistants and trainees; discusses progress with student, parents and/or other education professionals; assists with or plans and develops curriculum and rota of teaching duties.

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Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

Special needs education teaching professionals

Work Description

Special needs education teaching professionals organise and provide instruction at a variety of different levels to children who have emotional, behavioural or learning difficulties or physical disabilities. These professionals may also work with exceptionally gifted pupils.

Qualification

Entry is with a first degree that provides QTS (qualified teacher status) or, in Scotland, TQ (teaching qualification); or other relevant degree followed by further postgraduate training (most commonly PGCE – Postgraduate Certificate in Secondary Education, or, in Scotland, PGDE – Professional Graduate Diploma in Education). Additionally, prior experience in mainstream teaching is usually required, and further training for special needs teaching may be mandatory.

Job Tasks

creates a safe, stimulating and supportive learning environment for students; assesses student’s abilities, identifies student’s needs and devises curriculum and rota of teaching duties accordingly; gives instruction, using techniques appropriate to the student’s handicap; develops and adapts conventional teaching methods to meet the individual student’s needs; encourages the student to develop self-help skills to circumvent the limitations imposed by their disability; prepares, assigns and corrects exercises to record and evaluate students progress; supervises students in classroom and maintains discipline; liaises with other professionals, such as social workers, speech and language therapists and educational psychologists; updates and maintains students’ records to monitor development and progress; discusses student’s progress with parents and other teaching professionals.

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Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

Senior professionals of educational establishments

Work Description

Job holders in this unit group plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the administration, support systems and activities that facilitate the effective running of a university, college or other educational establishment.

Qualification

Entrants usually possess a degree or equivalent qualification and have gained significant relevant experience in the field of education. Specialist training courses and professional qualifications are available.

Job Tasks

considers staffing, financial, material and other short- and long-term needs; arranges for evaluation of management, accounting, information storage and retrieval and other facilities; provides administrative support to the academic team; leads or contributes to decision making processes regarding curricula, budgetary, disciplinary and other matters; controls administrative aspects of student admission, registration and graduation; acts as secretary to statutory and other bodies/committees associated with the educational establishment; drafts and interprets regulations and deals with queries and complaints procedures; organises examinations, necessary invigilations and any security procedures required; arranges for the preparation and publication of syllabuses and other official documents; assists with recruitment, public relations and marketing activities; coordinates and maintains quality assurance procedures.

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Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

Education advisers and school inspectors

Work Description

Education advisers and school inspectors plan, organise and direct the educational activities and resources in a local authority education area, and undertake inspections of schools and other training establishments excluding universities.

Qualification

Jobholders usually possess an education-related degree or relevant postgraduate qualification and have gained relevant experience in teaching and/or school management. Before being appointed, an inspector has to attend a course of training provided or approved by OFSTED. Most inspectors are or have been head teachers, deputy heads or heads of department.

Job Tasks

advises on all aspects of education and ensures that all statutory educational requirements are being met; plans and advises on the provision of special schools for children with physical or learning disabilities; appoints and controls teaching staff; verifies that school buildings are adequately maintained; arranges for the provision of school medical and meals services; observes teaching, assesses learning level and discusses any apparent faults with teachers, heads of department and head teachers; prepares reports on schools concerning teaching standards, educational standards being achieved, the spiritual, moral and social development of pupils, resource management etc.

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Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

Teaching and other educational professionals n.e.c.

Work Description

Job holders in this unit group perform a variety of other education and teaching occupations not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 231: Teaching and Educational Professionals.

Qualification

Entry is possible with a variety of academic qualifications, professional qualifications and/or relevant experience.

Job Tasks

designs and implements methods of assessing the performance of students, co-ordinates and undertakes the evaluation of assessments and awards grades of merit based upon performance; co-ordinates the activities of private music and dancing schools, training centres and similar establishments; provides private academic, vocational and other instruction to individuals or groups; teaches English as a foreign language and assists in the tuition of foreign languages.

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Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

Vocational and industrial trainers and instructors

Work Description

Vocational and industrial trainers provide instruction in manual, manipulative and other vocational skills and advise on, plan and organise vocational instruction within industrial, commercial and other establishments.

Qualification

No formal educational qualifications are required for entry, although most entrants have qualified in some other area of work and will require a Certificate in Training Practice. Professional qualifications are available from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. NVQs/SVQs in Training and Development are available at Levels 3, 4 and 5.

Job Tasks

assesses training requirements and prepares lectures, demonstrations and study aids; supervises trainee development, assists trainees with difficulties and prepares regular progress reports on each trainee for management; arranges work experience and instructional visits for trainees; plans curriculum and rota of staff duties and updates or amends them in light of developments; advises on training programmes and discusses progress or problems with staff and trainees; devises general and specialised training courses in response to particular needs.

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Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

Careers advisers and vocational guidance specialists

Work Description

Job holders in this unit group give advice on careers or occupations, training courses and related matters, direct school leavers and other job seekers into employment and assess their progress.

Qualification

Entrants often possess a degree, an approved diploma or equivalent qualification. Professional training towards the Qualification in Careers Guidance consists of a one-year full-time course followed by a one-year probationary period of on-the-job training. NVQs/SVQs in Advice and Guidance at Levels 3 and 4 are available. Those working with young people or vulnerable adults will require CRB clearance.

Job Tasks

uses an interview, questionnaire and/or psychological or other test to determine the aptitude, preferences and temperament of the client; advises on appropriate courses of study or avenues into employment; visits educational and other establishments to give talks and distribute information regarding careers; liaises with employers to determine employment opportunities and advises schools, colleges or individuals accordingly; organises careers forums and exhibitions and establishes and maintains contact with local employers, colleges and training providers; monitors progress and welfare of young people in employment and advises them on any difficulties.

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Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

Nursery nurses and assistants

Work Description

Nursery nurses and assistants care for children from birth up to seven years of age in day or residential nurseries, children’s homes, maternity units and similar establishments.

Qualification

Entry is most common with GCSEs/S grades followed by the award of a certificate from the Council for Awards in Children’s Care and Education. An NVQ/SVQ in Child Care and Education or equivalent qualification at level 3 is required to work as a nursery nurse. CRB clearance is mandatory.

Job Tasks

baths, dresses, prepares feed for and feeds babies, changes babies clothing whenever necessary; supervises young children at mealtimes; plans and organises games and other activities and supervises children’s play; reads stories, organises counting games to help develop language and number skills; writes reports on children’s development and maintains awareness of health and safety issues; communicates with parents and colleagues on children’s development and well-being.

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Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

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Teaching assistants

Work Description

Teaching assistants assist teachers with their day-to-day classroom work and with routine administrative tasks.

Qualification

Academic qualifications may be required by some employers, although entry is possible with relevant experience (possibly on a voluntary basis) alone. An NVQ Level 2 qualification is available. CRB clearance is mandatory.

Job Tasks

assists teacher with preparation or clearing up of classroom; looks after lesson materials such as paper, pencils and crayons; listens to children read, reads to them or tells stories; assists children with washing or dressing for outdoor and similar activities; makes simple teaching aids and constructs thematic displays of educational material or children’s work; helps with outings and other out-of-classroom activities.

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Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

Educational support assistants

Work Description

Educational support assistants work with teachers to provide one-to-one support for children with particular learning needs.

Qualification

Academic qualifications may be required by some employers, although entry is possible with relevant experience alone. CRB clearance is mandatory.

Job Tasks

supports schoolwork under teacher’s supervision; helps child understand instruction through a variety of means and encourages self-confidence and independence; identifies signs of distress and offers reassurance; implements care programmes, as appropriate; helps and encourages child to communicate; attends to child’s physical needs; provides feedback to teachers and completes and maintains records.

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Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

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