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Education technician Average UK Salary & Prospects

Education technicians support science, art, IT or design and technology teachers by preparing equipment and materials for practical lessons.

  • Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods, such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.  
  • Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among students.  
  • Observe and evaluate students' performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.  
  • Prepare objectives and outlines for
Read more about Education technician

Education technicians typically work around 40 to 42 hours per week.

As a Education technician you will typically work evenings / weekends.

This occupation tends to be:

  • Social — Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
  • * from ONETonline
    Average salary
    38,214 GBP *
    per month
    15,000 GBP
    28,500 GBP
    5+ Experience
    * data taken from the Office of National Statistics (
    Average salary for Education technician

    Men make 3% more than Women
    51% of Education technicians are men
    • 38,661 GBP
    • 37,657 GBP
    Average salary for part-time Education technician
    Average salary for full-time Education technician

    • 14,860 GBP
    • 14,279 GBP
    • 15,578 GBP
    • 38,214 GBP
    • 37,657 GBP
    • 38,661 GBP
    Pay over time for Education technician

    Pay for this role has increased over time
    • 34,882 GBP
    • 36,195 GBP
    • 36,466 GBP
    • 36,219 GBP
    • 37,132 GBP
    • 38,214 GBP

    Future outlook for Education technicians

    Excellent outlook
    142 000+ jobs available
    Balanced outlook
    2% yearly wage growth (on average)
    Very good outlook
    23% chance of automation in the future

    Education technician - Your future job?

    Which qualifications do I need?

    Find out what you need to know in order to become a Education technician and the highest average level of education for people in this role.

    In terms of people already doing this job:

    • 74% of people in this role have a Bachelor's degree
    • 15% of people in this role have a post-secondary qualification such as a Higher National Diploma
    • 11% of people in this role have a Master's degree

    You can do a college course to improve your chances of finding work. The exact course you take will depend on which subject area you want to work in as a technician. Courses include:

    • Level 3 Diploma in Applied Science
    • Level 3 Diploma in ICT
    • Level 3 Diploma in Art & Design
    • Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Applied Chemistry

    Some education technicians will get a foundation degree or higher national diploma in their specialist area.

    Get the right qualification to begin your journey to becoming a Education technician

    Teaching Assistant Training

    What soft skills do I need?

    Rise above the competition by brushing up on the 5 most important soft skills you need to become a Education technician.
    Instructing Teaching others how to do something
    Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times
    Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents
    Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively
    Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems

    What technical skills do I need?

    Technical skills are programmes, softwares and things you need to know in order to be a successful Education technician. Check that you know:
    Computer based training software Blackboard Learn; Desire2Learn; Learning management system LMS; Sakai CLE
    Electronic mail software Email software; Microsoft Outlook
    Information retrieval or search software DOC Cop; iParadigms Turnitin
    Spreadsheet software Microsoft Excel
    Word processing software Collaborative editing software; Google Docs
    Improve your skills today

    Teaching Assistant Training

    Things to highlight for your Education technician interview

    Dependability Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. Integrity Job requires being honest and ethical. Attention to Detail Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. Adaptability/Flexibility Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace. Concern for Others Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.

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