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Education and Teaching


The information on this page is aimed at students who are training to be a teacher either on an undergraduate or a postgraduate teaching course.

Non-teaching and education alternatives

Employers value the wide range of skills that are developed on Education programmes. Some of these skills include:

  • Communication – verbal and written.
  • Problem solving.
  • Time management and prioritisation.
  • Team working.
  • Research and analytical skills.

You may want to work in an educational setting, but not as a teacher. Jobs available in this sector include teaching in alternative settings. These roles involve teaching, but not in mainstream education. Most, but not all of these roles, will require a teaching qualification.

If your course does not lead to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) but you want to work in a school setting, there are different options available including roles within the broader education sector and beyond. Whilst many of these roles do not require a teaching qualification, it could be beneficial to have one so you might want to consider doing some further study, for example a PGCE, to qualify as a teacher.

Find out about a wide range of non-teaching careers in the education sector in this AGCAS Education Alternatives Resource.

More ideas

If you aren’t sure about what career path you want to follow, we have created this resource specifically for you. Have a look and explore the links and suggestions.

Careers working with Children and Young People

Developing skills

Volunteering is a great way to develop your skills. Employers value experience developed in many different settings.

Volunteering opportunities

Further resources

Finding a graduate job

Take a look at our graduate vacancies to explore where to find roles, including those in the North West if you are planning to stay local once you graduate.

Edge Hill graduate vacancies How to find graduate vacancies in the North West