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Teaching offers a highly satisfying and rewarding career where you can use your creativity and intelligence to genuinely make a difference to many people’s lives. Every child who would be better off with the guidance and care of a great teacher is a good reason to enter the teaching profession.

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. Teaching has many rewards from the financial to the sense of helping other people develop.

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. This course does not require a placement.

The University Higher Diploma and the PGCE in Further Education & Training, delivered part-time and in partnership with Edge Hill University, provide a fantastic opportunity to formally train to teach adults in 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 and top up BA (Hons) in Education (accredited by Staffordshire University) can provide an excellent route into this.

Being able to progress from the FD in Education to the full degree at the College is such a great opportunity for us, it means we can fit in our degrees around work and family lives and not spend time travelling long distances to another university. We really benefit from the small class sizes and the personalised, highly supportive staff.  It’s perfect.

Nicola Saunders
FD Education

Past Students

Our varied teaching courses lead to a broad range of careers within education from Early Years and primary teaching through to the teaching of adults and even senior management positions.

Career Options

Career options and national starting averages include:

  • Teaching Assistant £18,000+
  • Further Education Lecturer £23,000+

You could move on to be an:

  • Headteacher £50,000+
  • Higher Education Lecturer £33,000-£40,000+

Source: National Careers Service

I’m passionate about teaching and seeing people fulfil and exceed their potential. I believe Higher Education is important as it offers people the opportunity to go further than they ever expected to. On our PGCE course, students will learn how to not just become a teacher - but how to become an outstanding one.