Writing A CV – How to Write The Education Section

Here are our top CV tips on how to write the education section when writing CV.

You need to focus on what matters in the education and qualifications section. It’s important to get the layout right and to make sure you include all relevant information in order to make this section look like it should.

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– If you have A-levels, there is no need to mention GCSE’s or O-levels.

– Work in reverse chronological order. This means, the most recent first. This is very important on your CV.

For the structure, you need to include:

– The dates your received your qualifications – or attended the relevant institutions.

– Descriptions of your qualifications, e.g. BSc (Hons) Evolutionary Science.

– What grades you achieved – if applicable.

– The names of the institutions (universities/college).

An example of how you can layout the education section on your CV.

Educations and Qualifications:

BA (Hons): Marketing and Advertising, University of Southampton (2011)
3 A-levels: English, Spanish, Biology (2008)

You can also add in ‘Further Training’. This might be training which sits outside formal education. If so, list these under your education and qualifications like this:

Further Skills

IT Skills: MS Office including Excel & Photoshop. Languages: Fluent Spanish; basic Cantonese.

Remember that you only have 30 seconds to impress a recruiter, so if you don’t know how to do it then consider using a CV writing service.