Career outlook for community education coordinator
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would open up learning to people who missed out at school by organising new opportunities for education. You’d support people to take part whatever their circumstances.
You’d work in areas where there are high levels of unemployment or poverty. You’d use your knowledge of the education and qualifications system to organise courses for learning, training and recreation that meet the needs of the community.
You’d help people find ways to overcome issues that might stop them from taking part in learning including lack of money, time and confidence in their abilities.
- Work with community groups to find out their needs and interests
- Plan how to meet those needs and interests
- Encourage trainers and educators to develop new courses
- Arrange places and times for courses in local schools, colleges and community centres
- Recruit tutors
- Train volunteers
- Publicise the courses and opportunities
- Motivate people to take part
You might work with a particular group such as families, ethnic minorities or young people. Or you might promote activities in a particular place, such as a museum or theatre.
There would be local and national targets for helping people learn new skills and expand their knowledge, which you’d need to meet. You’d also do some administration.
At a senior level you’d also manage the budget and write up applications for more funding.
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