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Skills for life teacher

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

Potential salary

£19,000 to £27,000

Employment by 2024


Working hours

35 to 37 variable

  • knowledge of teaching and the ability to design courses
  • customer service skills
  • the ability to work on your own
  • leadership skills
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • the ability to come up with new ways of doing things
  • patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • knowledge of English language
  • to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device

Your day-to-day duties may include:

  • carrying out skills assessments
  • talking to students about what they want to achieve
  • designing learning plans to suit the needs and abilities of students
  • preparing teaching materials
  • using a range of resources like worksheets and computer packages
  • delivering individual and group teaching sessions
  • keeping records
  • guiding and supporting learning support assistants and volunteers

You could work in the community, at a training centre or at an adult education centre.

There may be opportunities to move into more senior roles like head of department, or to train other teachers.

You can find out more about becoming a skills for life teacher from:FE Advice; The Education & Training Foundation; Get into Teaching

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