Teaching and education

  • Art gallery curator

    Art gallery curators manage collections of paintings and objects.

  • Audio-visual technician

    Audio-visual technicians install and operate visual, sound and lighting equipment at conference centres, schools, colleges and events.

  • British Sign Language teacher

    BSL tutor

    British Sign Language teachers teach sign language to children, young people and adults, and teach other subjects using sign language.

  • Careers adviser

    Career consultant, career coach

    Careers advisers help people make decisions about their education, training and work options.

  • Child protection officer

    Safeguarding officer

    Child protection officers promote children's wellbeing and protect them from harm or abuse.

  • Communication support worker

    CSW, sign language support worker

    Communication support workers help deaf students in education.

  • Community education co-ordinator

    Community education co-ordinators make sure education, training and recreation courses meet the needs of the local community.

  • Criminologist

    Social science researcher

    Criminologists look at the reasons why people commit crimes and find ways to reduce re-offending.

  • Cycling coach

    Cycling coaches help riders develop their cycling skills.

  • Dance teacher

    Dance teachers train and develop their pupils in all types of dance.

  • E-learning developer

    E-learning developers create course materials that can be studied on a computer network or online.

  • Early years teacher

    Nursery teachers

    Early years teachers are specialists in early childhood development and work with children up to the age of 5.

  • Education technician

    Education technicians support science, art, IT or design and technology teachers by preparing equipment and materials for practical lessons.

  • Education welfare officer

    School welfare officer, school attendance officer

    Education welfare officers make sure that children attend school and get the support they need.

  • English as a foreign language (EFL) teacher

    EFL teacher

    EFL teachers help students learn or improve their English in the UK and abroad.

  • Equalities officer

    Equality and diversity officer, equal opportunities officer, equality, diversity and human rights officer

    Equalities officers promote practices and attitudes to make sure people from minority groups are treated equally within organisations.

  • Further education lecturer

    Further education tutor, further education teacher, FE teacher

    Further education (FE) lecturers teach adult learners, students over 16, and students aged 14 to 16 on work-related learning.

  • Headteacher

    Head

    Headteachers manage schools and create the right conditions for children and staff to achieve their best.

  • Health promotion specialist

    Health improvement specialist

    Health promotion specialists educate and inform people about health issues.

  • Higher education lecturer

    HE lecturer, university lecturer

    Higher education lecturers research and teach academic and vocational subjects at universities and higher education colleges.

  • Learning mentor

    Learning mentors help students and pupils deal with any difficulties they have with their learning.

  • Librarian

    Learning resource manager

    Librarians run public and private libraries, managing access to books, multi-media resources and computers.

  • Library assistant

    Information assistant, learning resource centre assistant

    Library assistants help librarians to manage the day-to-day running of a library.

  • Martial arts instructor

    Martial arts instructors teach martial arts like karate, jujitsu and judo.

  • Montessori teacher

    Montessori teachers help very young children to grow in confidence, and learn at their own pace.

  • Museum curator

    Museum curators manage collections of objects of artistic, scientific, historical and general interest.

  • Music teacher

    Music teachers give music lessons to people of all ages and abilities.

  • Nursery worker

    Nursery assistant, early years educator, pre-school assistant, playgroup assistant, childcare worker

    Nursery workers help babies and children up to 5 years old to develop and learn in a safe and supportive environment.

  • Ofsted inspector

    Her Majesty's Inspector, HMI, regulatory inspector

    Ofsted inspectors visit, inspect and report on the quality of places of education and learning, and children's social care services.

  • Online tutor

    E-tutor, e-learning tutor

    Online tutors support students who are studying courses over the internet.

  • Outdoor activities instructor

    Outdoor activities instructors lead trips and teach skills in activities like hill walking, climbing, canoeing, skiing and snowboarding.

  • PE teacher

    Physical education teacher

    Physical education (PE) teachers work in schools and colleges, teaching sport and fitness to young people.

  • Playworker

    Playworkers support children and young people to create their own spaces and opportunities for play.

  • Portage home visitor

    Portage worker, Portage support worker

    Portage home visitors provide help at home for pre-school children with learning difficulties, physical disabilities or other special needs.

  • Primary school teacher

    Primary school teachers are responsible for the educational, social and emotional development of children from age 5 to 11.

  • Prison instructor

    Instructional officer

    Prison instructors teach prisoners new skills to help them find work after their release.

  • QCF assessor

    NVQ assessor, training assessor

    Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) assessors support and assess vocational qualifications, helping trainees meet standards.

  • Research and development manager

    R&D manager, industrial scientist

    Research and development managers lead teams of scientists, engineers and technical staff to create new products and improve existing ones.

  • Sailing instructor

    Sailing instructors teach people to sail yachts and boats.

  • School business manager

    School business professional

    School business managers are responsible for both the day-to-day and strategic running of a school.

  • School crossing patrol

    Lollipop person

    School crossing patrols help children and adults cross the road safely on their way to and from school.

  • School lunchtime supervisor

    Lunchtime assistant

    Lunchtime supervisors work in primary, secondary and special schools, looking after children during the lunch break.

  • School matron

    School matrons look after the health and wellbeing of pupils in boarding schools.

  • Secondary school teacher

    High school teacher, secondary school tutor

    Secondary school teachers teach children from 11 to 16, or up to 19 in schools with sixth forms.

  • Singing teacher

    Singing coach

    Singing teachers teach vocal skills, singing, music theory and musical appreciation to individuals and groups.

  • Skills for life teacher

    Functional skills teacher

    Skills for life teachers work with adults and sometimes 16 to 18-year-olds to improve their English and maths.

  • Special educational needs (SEN) teacher

    Special educational needs (SEN) teachers work with children and young people who have special educational needs or disabilities.

  • Special educational needs (SEN) teaching assistant

    Special needs classroom assistant, special needs learning support assistant

    Special educational needs (SEN) teaching assistants support teachers to help children with special educational needs and disabilities.

  • Swimming teacher

    Swimming coach

    Swimming teachers help people learn to swim, improve their swimming skills and how to exercise in water.

  • Teaching assistant

    Classroom assistant, learning support assistant

    Teaching assistants support teachers and help children with reading, writing and learning activities.

  • Trade union official

    Trade union officer

    Trade union officials represent, train and advise union members, carry out research and develop policy.

  • Training manager

    Training managers arrange and run training programmes in organisations.

  • Training officer

    Training and development officer

    Training officers plan and run courses and workshops for staff within organisations.

  • Yoga teacher

    Yoga teachers teach yoga as a form of exercise to increase fitness and wellbeing.

  • Youth worker

    Youth workers guide and support young people aged 11 to 25. They organise activities to help with personal and social development.