Our Industry guides give you the lowdown on what the Bradford District has to offer. They're here to help you figure out what qualifications and training opportunities are available nearby and to give you the scoop on career options in specific industries.

If you're not sure about what careers are out there, these guides are perfect for exploring and getting to know each sector better. They're your go-to for understanding the different paths you can take into a career, whether it's through Apprenticeships, Traineeships, starting out early in your career, going to college or university, or learning on the job.

In Bradford District, there are 15 industry sectors to explore - you can find them all on the Career Options page. Each guide will tell you specific ways to plan for an occupation, as well as suggesting educational and vocational opportunities.

Build a Career in the Education & Training sector

When it comes to a Career in Education & Training it is all about making a difference, shaping the future and contributing to your community in a meaningful way. There are over 1.3 million people working in the education system. Recently, there has been a fall in the number of full-time teaching posts. (Source: Education Development Trust). We have a pressing need for teachers and teaching is one of the most direct ways to make an impact. As a teacher you are more than just an educator. If you are driven by the desire to help those around you and you want to encourage and help realise full potentials, then working in education and training may be of interest to you.

Bradford as a district has a low-wage, low skills economy. This is driving a real need for high paid jobs growth. Bradford aims to have the UK’s fastest economy by £4 million getting 20,000 more people into work and improving the skills of £48,000 residents. We can do this by providing you with the knowledge of how to join a growing education & training industry.

Qualification Information

Find information about core subjects and specific relevant sections of the curriculum here

15 Career Choices in Education & Training

The below jobs are an example of what work can be found in this sector in the Bradford District and beyond.  Click on the job title for more information:

  • Youth Worker - guide and support young people aged 11-25. They organise activities to help with personal and social development
  • Teaching Assistant - support teachers and help children with reading, writing and learning activities
  • Primary School Teacher - are responsible for the educational, social and emotional development of children from age 5-11
  • Secondary School Teacher - teach children from 11-16 or up to 19 in schools with sixth forms
  • Careers Adviser - help people make decisions about their education, training and work options
  • Child Protection Officer - promote children’s well being and protect them from harm or abuse
  • Education Technician - support science, art, IT or design & technology teachers by preparing equipment and materials for practical lessons
  • Education Welfare Officer - make sure that children attend school and get the support they need
  • Further Education Lecturer - teach adult learners, students over 16 and students aged 14-16 on work related learning
  • Higher Education Lecturer - research and teach academic and vocational subject at universities and higher education colleges
  • Headteacher - manage schools and create the right conditions for children and staff to achieve their best
  • Learning Mentor - helps students and pupil deal with any difficulties they have with their learning
  • Nursery Worker - help babies and children up to 5 years old to develop and learn in a safe and supportive setting
  • Ofsted Inspector - visit, inspect and report on the quality of places of education & learning and children’s social care services
  • Prison Instructor - teach prisoners new skills to help them find work after their release

Useful Resources

Digital Badges

Digital badges are a great way to gain recognition for skills and learning which doesn't have a qualification attached to it.  If you are a learner aged 13+ please sign up to our Navigatr platform to access the digital badges we offer.

This is quick, easy and free to do. Follow the link below to create your own Navigator account and earn your first digital badge by reading the information and completing quiz at the bottom of the page:

To see some of the badges available for Bradford District click on the link below for more information:

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Education & Training sector is diverse to benefit all. It comprises of schools (primary & secondary), further and higher education, training officers, instructors and many more. Learning does not only take place in an educational institution but also prisons, Army and hospitals.

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Providing all aspects of administrative support to education/training institution by supporting with leadership, day to day management and supporting with activities in and out of school.  Administration and administrative support includes workers who provide direction, leadership, and day-to-day management and support of educational activities in schools, preschools, child care centres, colleges, universities, businesses and industries, correctional institutions, museums, and job training and community service organisations. This pathway can provide entry into roles such as personal assistant, business manager, bookings team leader, timetabling administrator to exams officer.

The professional support services pathway includes occupations that assist people involved in education and training systems with personal and family needs, mental health assistance, educational goals, and career decision making. This pathway can provide entry into roles such as careers advisors, librarian and placement officers. Highly specialised professionals that are critical to supporting education and training systems. They include mental health workers, psychologists, counsellors, career advisors.

There are a variety of roles in teaching and training that exist not only in a classroom. All organisations require training for their staff to ensure they can do a good job. This pathway could enable you to take roles such as workforce learning and development officer, primary teacher, lecturer, or academic researcher. If you enjoy working with people and helping them grow, then this could be the perfect pathway for you.

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