Do you enjoy working with people?
Are you an excellent communicator?
Then a career in Education and Training could be the right career for you!
Working in Education and Training Sector is an extremely rewarding experience giving professionals the chance to see individuals grow, develop and achieve their full potentials.
Exciting Job roles in this sector range from School Teachers and Teaching Assistants to University Lecturers and Work-based Training Instructors.
This sector provides the opportunity to become specialised in a particular area of work and ultimately decide who they would like to teach (students), manage (staff) or work (professionals) with.
The popular job roles within this sector can divided into three key roles:
1) Becoming a Teacher
A Teacher can work with students from Primary school all the way up to Sixth Form or College. The main aim of a Teacher is to support students throughout their time in education, encourage them to achieve their highest academic potential and to ensure that they receive the best guidance and education before they progress into higher education or employment.
A Teacher’s role can include a number of tasks including producing lesson plans, writing mock exam papers and preparing them for life after school. A Teacher is somebody who is extremely dedicated to their job and strives to offer the best support they can to their students.
2) Becoming a Personal Tutor
Similar to Teachers, Personal Tutors often work with children or students who are working towards sitting specific exams and therefore tend to specialise in a particular area such as Maths, English or Science.
Personal Tutors may also specialise in working with students with specific learning disabilities including Dyslexia.
Professionals will be expected to put together student-specific lesson plans, goals, and study routines based on what the student needs to achieve.
Personal Tutors will often be self-employed, may also work for an agency which will supply them with the work if and when available; or they may sign short-term contracts with educational institutions.
3) Becoming a Development Trainer
Unlike Teachers and Personal Tutors, Development Trainers are often based within a corporate environment and work with managers or senior members of staff.
The main aim is to increase the productivity of a company by working with its members of staff and offering training in specific technical, management or other development areas.
Many professionals are brought in by companies to offer training and support to its staff; therefore it can be very popular for professionals to be self-employed. Working for the same large company can also be an attractive route for many professionals.
Depending on what area of this sector an individual will wish to work in will ultimately depend on what qualifications are needed.
A breakdown of the relevant qualifications is as follows:
Depending on which area the individual will work in will ultimately determine their salary.
The breakdown below highlights the salary differences:
Figures are intended as a guideline only.
Education is the third largest sector in the UK and there is a real demand for graduates filling roles in teaching, with shortages in the subject areas of maths, English and science.
Due to this shortage, there is also a significant amount of funding available for people looking to work in this sector, particularly for people who want to become qualified teachers and need to gain formal qualifications such as a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). This provides great opportunity for those aspiring to become qualified professionals within this sector.