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Vocational and industrial trainers and instructors

£17,160 Average salary at age 20
£34,840 Average Salary
38 Average hours per week


Vocational and industrial trainers provide instruction in manual, manipulative and other vocational skills and advise on, plan and organise vocational instruction within industrial, commercial and other establishments.

Main Tasks

  • Assesses training requirements and prepares lectures, demonstrations and study aids;
  • Supervises trainee development, assists trainees with difficulties and prepares regular progress reports on each trainee for management;
  • Arranges work experience and instructional visits for trainees;
  • Plans curriculum and rota of staff duties and updates or amends them in light of developments;
  • Advises on training programmes and discusses progress or problems with staff and trainees;
  • Devises general and specialised training courses in response to particular needs.


No formal educational qualifications are required for entry, although most entrants have qualified in some other area of work and will require a Certificate in Training Practice. Professional qualifications are available from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. NVQs/SVQs in Training and Development are available at Levels 3, 4 and 5.

What Vocational and industrial trainers and instructors studied in higher education

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What Vocational and industrial trainers and instructors studied in higher education
Occupation Percentage Value
(L4) Social policy1
(L7) Human & social geography1
(G1) Mathematics1
(W2) Design studies2
(L3) Sociology4
(C1) Biology2
(H3) Mechanical engineering1
(C8) Psychology5
(Y0) Combined1
(W1) Fine art1
(W3) Music2
(F8) Physical geographical sciences1
(W8) Imaginative writing1
(W6) Cinematics & photography2
(Q3) English studies3
(L2) Politics2
(B7) Nursing1
(R1) French studies1
(N5) Marketing1
(W4) Drama2
(M1) Law by area1
(M2) Law by topic2
(I2) Information systems1
(N8) Hospitality, leisure, sport, tourism & transport4
(B9) Others in subjects allied to medicine2
(F4) Forensic & archaeological sciences1
(N6) Human resource management2
(V5) Philosophy1
(L1) Economics3
(Q1) Linguistics1
(N1) Business studies8
(X3) Academic studies in education3
(L5) Social work2
(X1) Training teachers5
(N4) Accounting1
(C6) Sport & exercise science5
(C3) Zoology1
(P3) Media studies3
(N2) Management studies4
(V1) History by period3
(L6) Anthropology1
(I1) Computer science3

UK Prospects

152800 Workforce Size
3.94% Predicted growth 2023 - 2027
25241 Predicted Replacement 2023 - 2027

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