Career Prospects

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


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.

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