As the third-largest employer in the UK, the teaching and education sector has a lot to offer graduates…
Employment opportunities are grouped into:
For examples of job roles in this sector, see graduate jobs in teaching and education.
The main employers are:
There is also Teach First , a charity that recruits and trains graduates to teach in low-income communities.
Graduates entering the teaching and education sector can expect:
To find out more about typical salaries and working conditions in your chosen career, see types of jobs.
There has been a lot of adjustment to the regulations surrounding the training and continued assessment of teachers in schools in the UK. For example, on the 1 April 2013 the Teaching Agency and the National College for School Leadership merged to become the National College for Teaching and Leadership. The information held on the Teaching Agency website has been moved onto the Department for Education website. Therefore it's important that you keep up to date with the changes in case they affect routes into teaching and education.
Recent changes to childcare policy will impact upon early years and nursery education. Some of these changes include:
Higher education has also been at the centre of government reforms. As part of the government spending cuts in 2010, higher education institutions in England had their teaching budgets cut by 40%. A rise in tuition fees to £9,000 also resulted in many institutions having to make teaching and support staff redundant.
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