Teaching Assistants

Teaching assistants assist teachers with their day-to-day classroom work and with routine administrative tasks.


New workers

New workers start around £7,081. Normal pay is £15,713 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £22,719.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 80,683 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?

  • Helps with outings and other out-of-classroom activities.

  • Makes simple teaching aids and constructs thematic displays of educational material or children’s work.

  • Assists children with washing or dressing for outdoor and similar activities.

  • Listens to children read, reads to them or tells stories.

  • Looks after lesson materials such as paper, pencils and crayons.

  • Assists teacher with preparation or clearing up of classroom.

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.

  • Working With Children

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Due Diligence

  • Mental Health

  • Child Protection

  • Learning Support

  • Personal Care

  • Numeracy

  • Classroom Management

  • Individualized Education Programs (IEP)

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

  • Mathematics

  • Interpersonal Communications

  • Patience

  • Empathy

  • Resilience

  • 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.