Education and Training Careers

Teaching is one of those jobs where your skills will be recognised wherever you go making it a sound career choice. All organisations need trainers to help them fulfil their goals and targets, you can deliver training as part of your own company, or you can go and work at a college, school or University. The best thing about teaching is that the skills you develop and the qualifications you will gain, are needed and recognised wherever you go.

We believe that all learners should have the full learner journey, you’re not here just to get a qualification, you are here to get a promotion, new job or new career. All of our learners are supported with help to move onto your next stage of their lives.

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With the Level 3 Award in Education and Training, you can work in private training sectors and in colleges and University. Our learners typically go on to the following positions once they gain their qualifications.
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Private Training Providers

The Level 3 Award in Education in Training is perfect as an introduction to teaching which is recommended with the Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement. With these qualifications, you are straight away ready to work as a Freelance trainer. You can teach any course or qualification you hold yourself.

  • Beauty trainer;
  • First aid trainer;
  • Construction trainer;
  • Security instructor;
  • Mental health trainer;
  • Health and safety trainer;
  • Health and social care teacher;
  • Early years assessor.

The best thing about freelance training is that it allows you to start in the industry without giving up your jobs to get a taster for what it's like in the industry.

Maybe you fancy starting up on your own and running your own training academy or bolting training onto an existing business you currently have. You can teach in the classroom and online.


  • Approximately £150 - £250 per day dependent on subject you teach.
  • You will need to be qualified to a minimum of Level 3 Award in Education and Training.

With the Level 3 Award in Education and Training, you can work in private training sectors and in colleges and University.

Training Manager

If you’re already working in a large company, you can become a training manager by achieving the Level 3 Award in Education and Training or the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training. Training managers arrange and run training programmes in businesses and organisations. As a training manager, you would:

  • develop training plans to meet the needs of individuals and businesses
  • produce training materials
  • work with external providers to develop specialist courses
  • set up and monitor coaching and mentoring schemes
  • manage and lead a training team
  • assess the impact of training programmes
  • write reports and keep records up to date
  • make sure training is cost-effective and within budget


  • Dependent upon size of employer, typically anything from £24,560 to £42,980 per year.
  • No teacher training qualifications needed but recommended.
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Lecturing – College / University

You'll need expertise in your subject area in order to teach students. Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical demonstrations, field work and e-learning. Multimedia technologies are becoming increasingly used. You don’t actually need to be qualified to be a lecturer but its recommended that you hold the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training, if you secure a position unqualified, it is expected that you work towards the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training or PGCE.


  • As an unqualified FE teacher, you could expect to earn £19,758 to £23,325.
  • A qualified FE teacher can earn between £24,702 and £37,258.
  • Typical salaries at advanced teaching and training levels are in the region of £37,258 to £41,928. Salaries for leadership and management roles can significantly exceed this, rising to in excess of £90,000 for the most senior positions.
  • Salaries for higher education (HE) lecturers typically range from around £33,797 to £49,553, depending on the university and your experience.
  • At senior lecturer level, you'll typically earn between £39,152 and £59,135, depending on the university and your experience.
  • Salaries at professorial level can reach in excess of £100,000, depending on your level of experience and managerial responsibility.
  • The above rates are recommended for England by the Association of Colleges

Secondary School Teachers

As a secondary school teacher you can teach a subject you love and engage pupils in learning and preparing for their future. As a secondary school teacher you'll teach pupils aged 11 to 18. Specialising in a particular subject, you'll plan, teach and assess lessons in line with curriculum objectives.

To work as a secondary school teacher in a maintained school (England and Wales), you must have a degree and achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). You can qualify for a secondary school teacher to teach post 14 learners with the Level 5 Diploma in Education in Training instead, but it's at the discretion of the school to whether they will accept this.


  • New entrants to the profession in England start on the main salary scale, which rises incrementally from £25,714 to £36,961. Enhanced pay scales apply for teachers working in or near London.
  • In Wales, new entrants start on a salary of £27,018, rising incrementally to £37,320.
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