Special Needs Education Teaching Professionals

Special 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
£ 11,181
£ 30,470
£ 46,622

Available jobs

In the past year there were 72,576 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

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

What they do most days?

  • Discusses student.

  • Updates and maintains students.

  • 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.

  • Gives instruction, using techniques appropriate to the student.

  • Assesses student.

  • 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.

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Working With Children

  • Learning Support

  • Mental Health

  • Special Education

  • Due Diligence

  • Learning Disabilities

  • Personal Care

  • Child Protection

  • 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

  • Communications

  • Management

  • English Language

  • Planning

  • Leadership

  • Mathematics

  • Enthusiasm

  • Resilience

  • Mentorship

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.