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.

FACTS AND FIGURES:


  • 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.

THE WORKFORCE:



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.

ROUTES INTO THE EDUCATION SECTOR:


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.

Information for those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Could this be the right sector for you?

Would you like to work with children and young people?

Education is the third largest employer in Buckinghamshire and includes jobs such as:

  • Teachers

  • Learning support assistants

  • Office administrators

  • Technical assistants

Enthusiasm and communication skills will help you thrive.

Disability-confident employers in Buckinghamshire include:

  • Buckinghamshire College Group

  • Buckinghamshire New University

  • Instant Impact

  • Pebble Brook School

  • SaaSleads.io

  • Sir William Ramsay School

  • Waddesdon CE School

  • Wycombe High School


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