Careers don’t come much more fulfilling than teaching and inspiring the next generation. Could education be for you?

The Education sector covers not only primary schools, secondary schools, colleges and universities, but also driving schools, nurseries, cultural education and more. Dedicating your career to providing knowledge to others is an honourable feat and can bring lots of rewards and challenges. Like other public service roles, working in education requires passion, resilience and a love for inspiring others.


  • 21,500 people are employed in Buckinghamshire’s 800 education establishments and businesses.
  • 10,000 people are employed in primary education in Buckinghamshire- this consists of teachers, teaching assistants, support workers, education therapists and more. 
  • Education is the third largest broad employment sector in Buckinghamshire.


Some of the key employers within the Education sector are The University of Buckingham, Bucks New University, Buckinghamshire College Group, Stowe School, and Henley Business School.

Why not visit their websites and see if your skills and qualifications match the roles they are looking to hire for? If you are keen to get into this workforce and need to up-skill or study further, see below for what routes you can take into one of these careers.


There are many routes into the Education sector with various courses around the county that focus on childcare, teaching, health and social care and more. Use the list below as a starting point for what you could study in order to work within the Education sector in Buckinghamshire. 

  • The University of Buckingham is one of the largest teaching/education training provides in the country and is not only regional but international. 
  • Bucks College Group offers a level 3 Award in Education and Training, as well as a level 5 Foundation Degree in Educational Practice.
  • Bucks New University offers an undergraduate degree in Early Childhood and Primary Education Studies, as well as Education Studies, and a Foundation Degree in Primary Education.
  • Bucks College Group also offers a new T Level in Education and Childcare as well as a level 1 Certificate in Caring for Children, a level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools, a level 2 Diploma in Early Years Practitioner and a level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education. 
  • Milton Keynes College offers a T level in Education and Childcare, as well as Health and Social and Childcare courses.



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