There’s been much in the recent news about a shortfall in teacher numbers in the UK, with recent figures estimating the shortfall at 30,000.
Additionally, one in four English schools could face operating without a head, deputy or assistant Head Teacher as some senior staff leave the profession early and others are parachuted out to work at academy trusts.
But though it’s tough at the top, the Department for Education says more people are entering the teaching profession than leaving it. The same goes for early years provision.
There are myriad ways to break into the sector, from teaching assistant qualifications to recognised childcare courses, maths refreshers to A-levels and child psychology to sign language diplomas.
Always wanted to work with children but don’t know where to start? e-Careers has dozens of courses to enhance your skillset, whether you’re already a teacher or looking to break into nannying or pre-school provision.
With flexible, cost-effective online learning, there’s never been a better time to land your dream job in childcare or primary or secondary education.
Term-time school hours, no marking or lesson planning… a career as a teaching assistant is the perfect way to make a difference in the classroom. While there’s no official requirement for a TA to have a vocational qualification, our CPD-certified course will give you a head start on your CV and show you’re committed to the job before you get there.
As more and more families are made up of two working parents, pre-school childcare is in demand across the UK from nursery schools to registered childminders. From safeguarding to cultural awareness and best practice for nursery key workers, there are courses for every walk of early years life.
Parents need to know the person they’re leaving in charge of their children is capable and trustworthy. And for the nanny, watching children grow, develop and learn in a safe and happy environment can be hugely rewarding. This CACHE-endorsed foundation Introduction to Nannying course is the first step to becoming a professional nanny.
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