Teaching and education
A qualification in teaching and education could see you fulfilling your passion helping children and young people.
Whether you are looking to become a teaching assistant, or aspire to be teaching your own class, Weston College offers numerous teaching qualifications for adult learners wanting to join teaching professions.
The teaching sector is growing. The teaching and education sector is now the third largest employment sector in the UK, ranging from primary education all the way to university level higher education, and offering plenty of opportunities.
You can make a difference. Being a teacher is a huge responsibility, as you’ll be one of the main people that can influence students into a positive mind-set and help them learn all they can.
Plus, at Weston College we teach right up to degree-level so you have the chance to become highly qualified and skilled in teaching with us.
Why choose us?
Progression. If you choose to continue to degree level with us, University Centre Weston can prioritise your application.
Course content. Our courses are developed with employability in mind, so you have the best chance of gaining employment after studying with us.
Links with employers. We work closely with a number of employers to give our students the best chance of employment.
Our teachers. All of our tutors have a real passion for teaching and education, and will inspire you while you study here.
Reputation. Our adult course provision puts us in the top 25% of colleges in the country.
- There are around 222,000 people employed in the education sector in the South West
- The region has 2,225 schools, including 300 secondary maintained, 1,788 primary maintained and 41 further education colleges
- The South West attracted 70,225 university students from other parts of the UK to study in the region.
- Teaching assistant: £11,500 – £23,000
- Primary school teacher: £22,500 - £66,750
- Secondary school teacher: £22,500 - £66,750
- Further education lecturer: £23,000 - £40,000
- Higher education lecturer: £33,000 - £55,000
Occupations related to Teaching and education
Higher education teaching professional
Higher education teaching professionals deliver lectures and teach students to at least first degree level, undertake research and write journal articles and books in their chosen field of study.
Employment in region: 4,075 positions
Further education teaching professional
Further education teaching professionals supervise and teach trade, technical, commercial, adult education, secondary and post-secondary courses to students beyond minimum school leaving age.
Employment in region: 3,370 positions
Secondary education teaching professional
Secondary (and middle school deemed secondary) education teaching professionals plan, organise and provide instruction in one or more subjects, including physical education and diversionary activities, within a prescribed curriculum in a secondary or secondary/ middle school.
Employment in region: 8,807 positions