A degree in BA Education is a good foundation for many types of career. For example, if you are interested in teaching (Primary or Early Years), our Postgraduate Diploma in Primary Education (QTS) may be an excellent next step. But please ensure you meet its entry requirements.
Additional careers include:
(post graduate or further professional training may be needed):
Learning mentor- provides a complementary service to teachers and other staff, addressing the needs of children who require assistance in overcoming barriers to learning.
Special educational needs teacher- teaches children with emotional, behavioural or learning difficulties at one or more stages.
Social worker- works with young people experiencing a variety of difficulties. Experience and/or professional qualification is usually required before embarking on social work in a formal capacity.
Child psychotherapist and Counsellor- works with children suffering from a range of problems, including serious psychological disturbances and behavioural problems. Training in psychotherapy is required for this role.
Educational psychologist- applies psychological theory, research and techniques to help children or young people who may have learning, behavioural, social or emotional problems or difficulties.
Speech and language therapist- works closely with people of all ages, including children, with varying degrees of speech, language or swallowing problems.
Play therapist- works with children and young people who are experiencing the consequences of a range of psychological issues and problems.
Playworker - works with children aged between four and 16, facilitating play activities outside the curriculum. Settings may include breakfast and after school clubs, holiday playschemes and adventure playgrounds.
Careers that are indirectly degree related include:
Community development worker- aims to empower communities by developing the skills required to regain control over and improve quality of life, working with individuals, families or whole communities to facilitate the process.
Museum education officer- responsible for realising the potential of museum collections as learning resources for visitors and the wider community, including children.
Youth worker- promotes the personal, educational and social development of young people aged between 13 and 19.
Careers adviser/personal adviser- provides information, advice and guidance to help people make realistic choices about education, training and work.