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NCW2024 - Education and Childcare

This week in celebration of National Careers Week 2024 we are showcasing some of Plymouth’s key sectors, and today we focus on education and childcare.


In a career in education and childcare, you have multiple options to choose from to inspire both children and young adults. In Plymouth, there are over 120 educational establishments for people of all ages.


Key roles in this sector include:

  • teacher

  • nursery practitioner

  • teaching assistant

  • SEND support worker

  • early years tutor.


Key skills for this sector include:

  • responsible

  • passionate

  • organised

  • kind

  • positive.

Looking to train for education and childcare? Outside of school-based provision, there are courses from entry-level to postgraduate qualifications. Achievement Training Plymouth, City College Plymouth, Discovery College, Plymouth Marjon University and the University of Plymouth are great places to start. You can also access this industry through apprenticeships. Click here for our latest Apprenticeship Bulletin.


To explore specific job roles in the education and childcare industries, as well as information on salary, work patterns, the different entry routes and what skills you will need, click here to explore free resources via the National Careers Service.



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