Educational Support Assistants

Educational support assistants work with teachers to provide one-to-one support for children with particular learning needs.


New workers

New workers start around £7,418. Normal pay is £15,384 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £23,648.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 137,883 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?

  • Provides feedback to teachers and completes and maintains records.

  • Attends to child’s physical needs.

  • Helps and encourages child to communicate.

  • Implements care programmes, as appropriate.

  • Identifies signs of distress and offers reassurance.

  • Helps child understand instruction through a variety of means and encourages self-confidence and independence.

  • Supports schoolwork under teacher’s supervision.

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

  • Learning Support

  • Mental Health

  • Personal Care

  • Child Protection

  • Numeracy

  • Classroom Management

  • Psychology

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

  • English Language

  • Management

  • Mathematics

  • Interpersonal Communications

  • Planning

  • 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.