Do you like the idea of training people, usually adults or older young people, to develop new skills?
Have you got knowledge of a subject or job you would like to share with others?
A job in training might be of interest to you.
- Many people start work in other sectors gaining in depth industry experience and then move in to training.
- There are opportunities to become a trainer, such as an IT or sports trainer, teacher of English as a foreign language, apprenticeship trainer (if you have the subject knowledge) or to start your own training company.
Routes into this sector
There are various types of qualifications available at different levels.
- GCSEs in English, maths and science will help get you into this sector. All other GCSE subjects will be useful too.
- At 16 you could do A Levels, which are general academic subjects or develop your knowledge and skills for this sector through an apprenticeship/traineeship or through a vocational qualification.
- At 18 or 19 you could do a higher education/degree level course, with 8 out of 10 A Level students choosing this pathway and half of all BTEC National students. However there are also other routes into your chosen career - through apprenticeships and vocational qualifications.
There are jobs in this sector which require few qualifications to get started where you will receive training on the job through an apprenticeship or vocational course at a college, but to be a teacher you usually have to do a degree (however, there is a new teacher apprenticeship available if you already have a degree)
Use the Course Search
Use the relevant search options on our Course Search to find college and university courses as well as vacancies for apprenticeships.
More help finding courses and training
- To find out more about the qualifications needed in this sector visit Get Into Teaching
- To find out whether there is an apprenticeship training course related to becoming a trainer that might suit you.
- To search for an apprenticeship vacancy available now related to becoming a trainer, across England.(you need a vacancy to be able to apply)
- To find apprenticeship vacancies near you. There are other ways to look for an apprenticeship too.
- To find a vocational course related to becoming a trainer at a college (also check the college's website to get the latest list of courses)
- To find an university level course related to becoming a trainer
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