A career in teaching and education will give you the opportunity to shape young and old minds alike. Whether you want to educate seven-year-olds at an infant school or marine biology students at university, a role in this sector is incredibly rewarding at any position. And it’s not all about the teachers at the front of the classroom, there’s a huge number of important occupations within the industry all over the UK, from careers advisers and special educational needs assistants to youth workers and sign language tutors. Though it might be challenging at times, it’s all about the bigger picture – you can really make a difference. To find out more about roles in teaching and education, keep reading!
Art gallery curators manage collections of paintings and objects.
Audio-visual technicians install and operate visual, sound and lighting equipment at conference centres, schools, colleges and events.
British Sign Language (BSL) teachers teach sign language to children, young people and adults, and teach other subjects using sign language.
Careers advisers help people make decisions about their education, training and work options.
Child protection officers promote children's wellbeing and protect them from harm or abuse.
Communication support workers (CSWs) help deaf students in education.
Community education co-ordinators make sure education, training and recreation courses meet the needs of the local community.
Criminologists look at the reasons why people commit crimes and find ways to reduce re-offending.
Cycling coaches help riders develop their cycling skills.
Dance teachers train and develop their pupils in all types of dance.
Early years teachers are specialists in early childhood development and work with children up to the age of 5.
Education technicians support science, art, IT or design and technology teachers by preparing equipment and materials for practical lessons.
Education welfare officers make sure that children attend school and get the support they need.
E-learning developers create course materials that can be studied on a computer network or online.
EFL teachers help students learn or improve their English in the UK and abroad.
Equalities officers promote practices and attitudes to make sure all people are treated equally within organisations.
Fitness instructors organise exercise programmes to improve people's health and fitness.
Further education (FE) lecturers teach adults, students and apprentices on academic and work-related courses
Headteachers manage schools and create the right conditions for children and staff to achieve their best.
Health promotion specialists educate and inform people about health issues.
Higher education (HE) lecturers research and teach academic and vocational subjects at universities and higher education colleges.
Learning mentors help students and pupils deal with any difficulties they have with their learning.
Librarians run public and private libraries, managing access to books, multi-media resources and computers.
Library assistants help librarians to manage the day-to-day running of a library.
Martial arts instructors teach martial arts like karate, jujitsu and judo.
Montessori teachers help very young children to grow in confidence, and learn at their own pace.
Museum curators manage collections of objects of artistic, scientific, historical and general interest.
Music teachers give music lessons to people of all ages and abilities.
Nursery managers run early years childcare centres, providing day care for babies and young children from birth to 5 years.
Nursery workers help babies and children up to 5 years old to develop and learn in a safe and supportive setting.
Ofsted inspectors visit, inspect and report on the quality of places of education and learning, and children's social care services.
Online tutors support students who are studying courses over the internet.
Outdoor activities instructors lead trips and teach skills in activities like hill walking, climbing, canoeing, skiing and snowboarding.
Physical education (PE) teachers work in schools and colleges, teaching sport and fitness to young people.
Playworkers support children and young people to create their own spaces and opportunities for play.
Portage home visitors provide help at home for pre-school children with learning difficulties, physical disabilities or other special needs.
Primary school teachers are responsible for the educational, social and emotional development of children from age 5 to 11.
Prison instructors teach prisoners new skills to help them find work after their release.
Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) assessors support and assess vocational qualifications, helping trainees meet standards.
Research and development (R&D) managers lead teams of scientists and engineers to create new products and improve existing ones.
Sailing instructors teach people to sail yachts and boats.
School business managers oversee the efficient day-to-day running of a school and support the headteacher and leadership team.
School crossing patrols help children and adults cross the road safely on their way to and from school.
Lunchtime supervisors work in primary, secondary and special schools, looking after children during the lunch break.
School matrons look after the health and wellbeing of pupils in boarding schools.
Secondary school teachers teach children from 11 to 16, or up to 19 in schools with sixth forms.
Skills for life teachers work with adults and sometimes 16 to 18-year-olds to improve their English and maths.
Special educational needs (SEN) teachers work with children and young people who have special educational needs or disabilities.
Special educational needs (SEN) teaching assistants support teachers to help children with special educational needs and disabilities.
Swimming teachers help people learn to swim, improve their swimming skills and how to exercise in water.
Teaching assistants support teachers and help children with reading, writing and learning activities.
Trade union officials represent, train and advise union members, carry out research and develop policy.
Training managers arrange and run training programmes in businesses and organisations.
Training officers plan and run courses and workshops for staff within organisations.
Yoga teachers teach yoga as a form of exercise to increase fitness and wellbeing.
Youth workers guide and support young people aged 11 to 25. They organise activities to help with personal and social development.
Looking for a career in childcare? The Old Station Nursery Alcester, part of The Old Station Nursery Group believe in creating brighter futures for every child in their care by providing the very best care and learning environment to the children so that they are ready for every stage of learning. Lots of great benefits including Perkbox and your birthday off!
Looking for a career in childcare? The Grange Montessori, part of the Old Station Nursery Group believe in creating brighter futures for every child in their care by providing the very best care and learning environment to the children so that they are ready for every stage of learning. Lots of great benefits including Perkbox and your birthday off!
Looking for a career in childcare? The Avenues Montessori, part of the Old Station Nursery Group believe in creating brighter futures for every child in their care by providing the very best care and learning environment to the children so that they are ready for every stage of learning. Lots of great benefits including Perkbox and your birthday off!
Looking for a career in childcare? Granta Park day nursery, part of the Old Station Nursery Group believe in creating brighter futures for every child in their care, providing the very best care and learning environment to the children so that they’re ready for every stage of learning. Lots of great benefits including Perkbox and your birthday off!
Looking for a career in childcare? Sunhill Berkhamsted Nursery, part of the Old Station Nursery Group, believe in creating brighter futures for every child in their care by providing the very best care and learning environment to the children so that they are ready for every stage of learning. Lots of great benefits including Perkbox and your birthday off!
At Forest Barn Nursery School every child represents a new and exciting story. You could be part of this story as an Early Years Apprentice, helping to encourage childrens development, independence, self-reliance, initiative and problem-solving skills. Great benefits package including access to Perkbox, 50 childcare & a real focus on wellness.
Looking to start a career in teaching? St Luke’s Catholic Primary School has a fantastic opportunity for a dedicated EYFS Teaching Assistant Apprentice to join the team. You will be supporting with younger childrens learning and development within the relevant curriculum areas, whilst working towards a recognised qualification with an award winning provider.
A fantastic opportunity has become available at Little Folks Day Nursery. They are looking for an Apprentice Nursery Practitioner to join their setting, to fit well within their friendly team and learn skills on the job whilst supporting childrens play, learning & development.
Do you already have a level 2 qualification in Early Years and looking to progress onto a level 3? Nurture Me Nursery have the opportunity for you. You will support the children at Nurture Me Day Nursery learn through play; allowing even the youngest children to follow their imagination as they navigate their way into the world. Up to 10.18ph.
Are you a passionate early years practitioner looking to continue to develop your career in an award winning nursery setting? Zeeba Daycare Chantrelle have a great opportunity to train as an Early Years Educator and gain your level 3 whilst supporting childrens learning, play and development and building key relationships.
Looking to start you early years career in a purpose built nursery environment with high quality resources? Zeeba Daycare Chantrelle have a great opportunity to train as an Early Years Practitioner engaging with children and parents and supporting their development.
Kiddi Caru in Market Harborough, part of Grandir UK, is currently looking for a Nursery Apprentice to help provide high-quality childcare whilst working toward a recognised qualification. We offer a benefits portal, discounted childcare and a host of wellbeing benefits
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