Career Prospects

Career options and national starting averages include:

  • Teaching Assistant £18,000+
  • Further Education Lecturer £22,000+

You could move on to be an:

  • Headteacher £43,665+
  • Higher Education Lecturer £33,000+

Source: National Careers Service


Do you want a satisfying and rewarding career that brings new and diverse challenges on a daily basis?

Have you got what it takes to make a difference to people's lives by bringing your own personality and ideas to teaching?

Teaching has many rewards including the sense of satisfaction from helping a student to understand something that has in the past confused them, or making connections with those who have previously been unwilling to participate.

Teaching is one of the more stable/reliable careers, with many opportunities for personal and professional development, as well as the option to progress to management roles including head of department, deputy head and head teacher.

Shrewsbury College has a variety of routes into teaching and education, in order to help you realise your aspirations. The Award in Teaching is an ideal qualification if you are interested in training or teaching adults and doesn’t require you to have a placement.

The Higher Diploma in Further Education and the PGCE Further Education, delivered part-time and in partnership with Edge Hill University, provide a fantastic opportunity to formally train to teach adults in the further education and training and access placements locally. Edge Hill University’s initial teacher education for further education were judged by Ofsted as Outstanding in 2014.

If Early Years or primary teaching appeal to you, our part-time Foundation Degrees in Education and Early Childhood Studies (accredited by Staffordshire University) can provide an excellent route into this.

We also offer courses in Coaching and Mentoring for those wanting to develop skills more suitable for working on a one-to-one basis with students or employees.

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