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Salaries & Benefits

The benefits of studying an Education degree
Higher Education Institutions offer a wide range of courses related to Education and working with children and young people. Many of their graduates will go on to work in the education sector (see the Careers section of this site for more details), but all will develop skills and attributes which will be valued by employers across the board. About 50% of graduate jobs do not require a specific degree and Education students are just as qualified to become a police officer or management trainee as students from any other degree.  To investigate the skills you will develop from Education-related degrees visit the
GO Wales website

The following examples are based on actual destinations of students from education-related degrees in  Wales, including:

  • Youth and Community Work
  • Early Years Education / Early Childhood Studies
  • Education Studies
  • Sociology / Social Inclusion
  • Learning Support
  • Post-compulsory teacher training (Further, higher and adult education)

Most, if not all of these roles will also require work experience,which may come from work based placements within your degree programme, or voluntary work.   Making the most of opportunities for work experience and personal development will enhance your chances of getting the job you want.

Role Typical Salary Range
 Education Officer  £20,000 - 25,000
 Education Adviser  £20,000 - 25,000
 Learning Support/Teaching Assistant  £12,000 - 14,000 
 Learning Support Co-ordinator  £15,800 - 17,000
 Family Centre Play Worker  £16,500 - 18,500
 Youth Worker/Youth Development Officer  £18,000 - 22,000
 Community Worker  £22,000 - 30,000
 Further Education Lecturer  £17,000 - 23,000
 Drug/Substance Misuse Worker (unqualified)  £18,000 - 20,000
 Speech and Language Therapy Assistant  £15,500 - 19,000
 Occupational Therapy Technician/Assistant  £13,500 - 19,000
 School Inclusion Officer  £20,000 - 27,000



Glynd?r University University of South Wales Cardiff Metropolitan University Open University
Bangor University Swansea Metropolitan University Trinity University College Aberystwyth University