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.

Careers in Teaching and Education

Here are just a few examples of job titles that have shown to be the most popular listings in the South West region within the last year.

Career excellence hub

We've bundled the best education in the area with career boosted benefits - and are leveraging our contacts as one of the largest Colleges in the country to give you the best possible chance of success.

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What your career could look like!

Career opportunities and salaries in the sector could include:

  • Teaching (secondary): £20,057 - £50,838 
  • Teaching assistant: £6,458 - £21,152 
  • Early years officer: £23,943 

What your career could look like!

The shortage of teaching roles will allow for a wider range of job opportunities when you qualify fully and begin looking for work. As well as this, it’s a growing sector, and is the third largest employment area in the UK. Plus, with the Careers Excellence Hub, we will put you in contact with potential employers, who will teach you the skills and qualities that are looked for in the hiring process.  

A career in education is a huge responsibility, but will be extremely rewarding, and training at Weston College will help you develop your skills and succeed in you field. If you decide to progress onto degree level with University Centre Weston, they’ll even prioritise your application to increase your chance of gaining a degree! 

Unsure what courses is right for you?


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Liberty consistently achieved distinctions and, put 100% effort into everything that was thrown at her. Her ability to attend volunteering sessions and still achieve high level grades showed her commitment to the course and developing her skill set. Liberty won Early Years and Education Student of the Year at Celebration of Success 2023.

Level 3 Childcare

With a full time job managing a pre-school and family you have to be organised but then juggling being a mature student and going back to studying it was daunting but I absolutely LOVED it all.

Teaching Assistant Level 2 and 3 & Early Years Level 3.

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