Special and Additional Needs Education Teaching Professionals

Special and additional needs education teaching professionals organise and provide instruction at a variety of different levels to children who have emotional, behavioural or learning difficulties or physical disabilities. These professionals may also work with exceptionally gifted pupils.


New workers

New workers start around £13,238. Normal pay is £29,942 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £44,227.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 82,615 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Discusses student’s progress with parents and other teaching professionals.

  • Updates and maintains students’ records to monitor development and progress.

  • Liaises with other professionals, such as social workers, speech and language therapists and educational psychologists.

  • Supervises students in classroom and maintains discipline.

  • Prepares, assigns and corrects exercises to record and evaluate students’ progress.

  • Encourages the student to develop self-help skills to circumvent the limitations imposed by their disability.

  • Develops and adapts conventional teaching methods to meet the individual student’s needs.

  • Gives instruction, using techniques appropriate to the student’s disability.

  • Assesses student’s abilities, identifies student’s needs and devises curriculum and rota of teaching duties accordingly.

  • Creates a safe, stimulating and supportive learning environment for students.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Learning Support

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Working With Children

  • Mental Health

  • Due Diligence

  • Special Education

  • Personal Care

  • Psychology

  • Disabilities

  • Learning Disabilities

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Teaching

  • Communication

  • Management

  • English Language

  • Planning

  • Interpersonal Communications

  • Mathematics

  • Resilience

  • Empathy

  • Enthusiasm

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.