JOBS & CAREERS SPRING 2018 - 122
N O N -T E A C H I N G R O L E S
As an adviser
you will provide
work. You may
from the age of
13, as well as
adults who want
a career change.
As well as
path for someone,
you will also be
there to advise
on how to write a
CV and help with
process, as well
as finding any
also be involved
do I need? At
least a degree
in sociology or
an educationrelated subject.
How much can
I earn? Starting
from £18,000 to
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The government has committed to getting young people into the workplace through vocational
training programmes such as apprenticeships, NVQs and QCF qualifications. This has increased
the need for assessors with "occupational competence" in the subject and the teaching skills to
encourage and mentor learners throughout their training programmes.
An assessor supports and assesses students working towards a vocational qualification within a
traditional college setting, training centre or workplace. It's their job to ensure that trainees meet the
occupational standards required to achieve their qualifications. The majority of these positions also
involve some degree of teaching.
What qualifications do I need? You will need to prove you have the relevant occupational
competence, which includes having recent experience within the role you're looking to assess, as well
as having a level 3 qualification within the required subject area. To be considered fully qualified to
assess NVQ candidates, you'll need a level 3 certificate in assessing vocational achievement (CAVA).
How much can I earn? Assessors start on a salary of between £18,000 and £25,000, which could
increase to £30,000 with experience.
As a prison instructor you'll need to be someone
who can build good relationships and trust
In this role you'll help prisoners to gain
skills so they have a better chance of
finding employment after release. You'll
need to be someone who can build good
relationships and trust with people who
may be resistant to help, as well as being
able to manage challenging behaviour.
You'll work in the prison, either in small
factories, workshops or classrooms, or
outdoors if you're teaching farming or
horticultural skills. It will be up to you to
find out the skills and training needs of
each prisoner and teach them accordingly,
coming up with a teaching plan and
updating individual learning records.
What qualifications do I need? You'll need
a recognised teaching qualification or be
willing to work towards one, and have
experience and at least a level 3 vocational
qualification in the subject you're teaching.
How much can I earn? Salaries start
around £20,000, which will increase to
£25,000 with more experience. Qualified
teachers can earn around £31,000.
Find out more
* British Psychological Society
* College Jobs
* FE Careers
* National Careers Service