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Why choose a career in this sector?

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Sector opportunity 

A career in education and training is one where you can really make a difference to the lives of others. Whenever you lead a class, you’ll inspire children to empower themselves through education and to progress towards their brightest possible future.  

A good teacher’s influence extends beyond the classroom, and affects entire families and communities. Teaching is an extremely rewarding and fulfilling profession, with the opportunity to make a real impact every day. 

Job roles in the sector include: 

  • Teaching assistant 
  • Learning support assistant 
  • Special needs assistant 
  • Mentor 
  • Assessor 
  • Internal quality assurer 
  • Teacher. 
Where learning could take you

The sky is the limit with a career in education and training. You can begin in a classroom and progress onto many other pathways if you choose.

Use your practical experience later in your career to quality assure learning pathways, build qualifications, or even advise the government on education.

Develop your practical expertise with CPD, and education can take you anywhere.

The learner experience

“After a sudden change in career choice, I decided to do my CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education at Truro College, with the aim of becoming a teaching assistant. I enjoyed every minute of this qualification due to the supportive staff, the resources given to us, and the friends I made along the way. I gained so much knowledge, learning about various topics including theorists in childhood education, safeguarding and implementing it in the workplace, and the importance of play within children’s learning.  

My work placement as part of the qualification allowed me to implement the skills I developed in the classroom, and this enabled me to secure a job as a teaching assistant at the school. Due to the great experiences I had with this qualification and the confidence I gained, I decided to continue with my childcare studies. I would highly recommend this course to those who want to start their careers in childhood education.” 

Chloe Moon, Teaching Assistant


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