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Getting in

Do you like the idea of helping children learn and improve and helping them to fulfill their potential?

Like explaining information about a subject of topic you know well?

Maybe a career in education is just what you need.

Key facts

  • There is a fairly constant demand for graduates in teaching and there is a shortage of teachers in certain subject areas, such as science and mathematics.
  • Many people start work in other sectors gaining in depth industry experience and then move in to education and training, to help develop the next generation.
  • In 2017 around 246,000 people worked in the education and training sector across the South West and 489,000 worked in the South East, which includes Oxford, Thames Valley and Solent. (Source: NOMIS)

Routes into this sector

There are various types of qualifications available at different levels.

There are non-teaching jobs in this sector which require few qualifications where you will receive training on the job through an apprenticeship or vocational course at a college, but to be a teacher you usually have to do a degree (but there is a new teacher apprenticeship available if you already have a degree)

Use the Course Search

Use the relevant search options on our Course Search to find college and university courses as well as vacancies for apprenticeships.

More help finding courses and training

Do a free, short, online courses to find out more (looks great on your CV too!)

Future Learn have lots of free, short, online courses that will improve your knowledge of this job sector and improve your chances of landing your dream job. See what education related courses are on offer.

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