You’ve spent most of your life so far in education, and by doing an Apprenticeship you’ll be taking your education a stage further. But it doesn’t stop there. Training continues throughout our lives as we take on new jobs, develop our skills or even change career. We never stop learning, and that's where roles in this sector come in.
The Education and Training sector isn’t just about teachers. In schools, classroom assistants have a big responsibility, helping teachers to plan and conduct their lessons. They work with individual students and groups of all ages. If you choose to go down this route, the skills and experience you pick up on your Apprenticeship could lead to further teaching qualifications.
But education doesn’t have to happen in a classroom. People in every walk of life need to train and improve their skills. That could mean a company director attending a seminar on how to make their business greener, older workers going on a course to brush up their IT skills, or restaurant staff taking certificates in food hygiene.
Then there are the skills that people learn within the workplace: how the new computer system works, how to operate machinery safely, how to deal with customer complaints. There’s a growing demand for people who can design and deliver this sort of on-the-job training effectively.
Education and Training is all about communication. While you need to know your subject area, you’ll also need to help others understand and get excited by it. Good people skills are important too.
Learning and Development
Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
Source: National Apprenticeship Service