Curriculum Developer

Job Description:

A Curriculum Developer designs and creates educational materials, lessons, and courses to facilitate effective learning experiences.

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What you will do:

As a curriculum developer, you will be:

  • Identifying educational needs and goals based on target audience and subject
  • Creating engaging and structured learning materials, including lesson plans, presentations, and assignments
  • Developing effective teaching methods, strategies, and interactive activities
  • Ensuring curriculum aligns with educational standards, learning objectives, and desired outcomes
  • Choosing relevant textbooks, online resources, multimedia, and tools for enhanced learning
  • Working with subject matter experts, educators, and stakeholders to gather insights and feedback
  • Tailoring curriculum for different learning styles, skill levels, and educational platforms
  • Designing evaluation methods, quizzes, tests, and projects to measure learning progress
  • Analysing assessment results and making curriculum improvements based on feedback
  • Utilising e-learning platforms, educational software, and multimedia to enhance learning experiences
  • Staying updated with educational trends, feedback, and advancements for ongoing enhancement
  • Providing guidance to teachers or instructors on implementing the curriculum effectively
  • Ensuring accuracy, clarity, and consistency in all learning materials
  • Investigating emerging teaching methodologies, pedagogical theories, and best practices


You will need:

  • knowledge of educational principles and educational technology
  • knowledge of instructional design, learning objectives, assessment methods and content development
  • knowledge in subject matter expertise and curriculum frameworks
  • knowledge of project management and educational trends

As well as:

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Entry Requirements:

To become a curriculum developer, focusing on these GCSE subjects can be beneficial:

  1. English: Enhances communication skills essential for creating clear and effective educational materials.
  2. Mathematics: Helps with data analysis, organization, and structuring of curriculum components.
  3. Information Technology: Develops skills in using digital tools and platforms for content creation.
  4. Design and Technology: Offers creativity and design skills important for creating engaging learning materials.
  5. Science (Optional): Provides a scientific foundation for subjects involving technical or scientific content.

These subjects provide a well-rounded foundation for curriculum development, emphasizing communication, organization, creativity, and technological proficiency.

To become a curriculum developer, you generally need to fulfill these qualifications and requirements:


A bachelor’s degree in education, instructional design, curriculum development, or a related field is preferred.

Teaching Experience

Prior teaching experience can provide insights into effective instructional methods.

Certifications (Optional)

Some institutions may value certifications in instructional design or education.

Working Hours and Environment:

The typical working hours of a curriculum developer align with standard office times but may vary with project needs, often involving office or remote work, collaboration with teams, research, content development, review cycles, project management, and utilization of digital tools.

Career Path & Progression:

A typical curriculum developer’s career path involves starting in entry-level roles, progressing to content development, specializing in subjects or platforms, advancing to lead roles, educational coordination, instructional design, educational consulting, technology integration, leadership positions, and potentially branching into academia, publishing, or freelancing, while continuously staying updated with education trends.