How to become a prison instructor
You can get into this job through:
- a college course
- an apprenticeship
You'll need a recognised teaching qualification or be willing to work towards one. Qualifications include:
- Level 3 Award in Education and Training
- Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training
- Level 5 Education and Training Diploma
You'll need access to 100 hours of teaching practice. You'll also need experience and a level 3 vocational qualification in your subject area or trade.
You may find it useful to do qualifications in assessment, like the Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement.
You may need:
- GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, including English and maths
You can complete a learning and skills teacher higher apprenticeship.
You'll need a qualification in the subject you want to teach. Employers will be looking for relevant up-to-date industry experience.
You'll also need to show ability in English, maths and IT.