When applying for the role of Education Coordinator, the minimum qualifications requested will be A-level standard of education (two to three A-levels) or equivalent (this could be a level 4 teaching qualification). Meanwhile, some Education Coordinator roles will ask for a relevant degree. Experience working in further education will be a bonus.
Aside from qualifications, being an effective communicator is important, and organisational and administrative skills are commonly requested. Employers may also ask for experience of working to an agreed work plan and as part of an area team.
The UK government’s National Careers Service explains that it would be “useful” to have either a foundation degree or degree in education, sociology or youth and community development, for instance. Meanwhile, further education qualifications that are usually considered for this role include a Level 2 and 3 Certificate in Community Development and/or a Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Social and Community Work.
It cannot hurt to build up relevant experience and so if this has been hard to come by, volunteering at a further education facility is a good starting point to build up confidence and contacts. Applicants will need to pass enhanced background checks to be eligible for this role.
The UK government’s National Careers Service puts the average salary for a Community Education Coordinator at between £23,000 and £32,000, depending on experience. The average UK salary for this position is £28,080 per annum, according to LMI for All.
An Education Coordinator role advertised by The WEA demands a minimum level 4 teaching qualification. They ask for experience of working in the community and/or adult education. The ideal candidate should also bring with them a familiarity with regulatory bodies like OFSTED, line management experience and a proven track record in building community partnerships.
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