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IT Trainer

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IT trainers create and deliver courses that teach people at all levels of ability how to use information and communications technology (ICT) systems.

They specialise either in teaching desktop applications (such as Microsoft Office, internet, email), professional skills (such as networks, programming, security applications or project management) or specialist software for industries such as healthcare and finance.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

The starting pay can be around £18,000 to £25,000 a year. More experienced IT trainers can earn from £30,000 to £45,000 or more a year.

You might earn more through bonuses and performance related pay.

If you become self-employed, your income will vary, depending on the contracts you are able to get. A daily rate might start at around £250 per day.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

There is no single entry route.

There is growing demand for IT trainers in software and systems companies as well as in colleges, libraries, adult education and training organisations. Some large companies have their own training departments. You will find jobs advertised in the press and on the internet.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland

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2021
14259
1.3 %
RISE
2026
14445

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What Does it Take?

You need to have:

You need to be able to:

Training

Getting On

More Information

If you are considering a career in IT why not take a look at the Tech Future Careers website developed by the Tech Partnership, the Sector Skills Council for Business and Information Technology? You will find the video case studies of workers and general information on the industry useful.

For more information please see organisations listed below: 

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Career Area

Computing and ICT

Career Sectors

Computer Skills

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