Educational Support Assistants

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

Wages

New workers
AVERAGE
Experienced
£ 7,418
£ 15,384
£ 23,648

Available jobs

In the past year there were 137,883 vacancies for this type of job

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

  • Psychology

  • Child Protection

  • Numeracy

  • Classroom Management

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

  • Planning

  • Interpersonal Communications

  • Enthusiasm

  • Empathy

  • Resilience

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.