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Teaching Assistants

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

Wages

New workers
AVERAGE
Experienced
£ 6,757
£ 14,187
£ 22,130

Available jobs

In the past year there were 317,161 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?

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

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

  • 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

  • Special Education

  • Learning Support

  • Mental Health

  • Numeracy

  • Child Protection

  • Personal Care

  • Psychology

  • National Curriculum

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

  • Communications

  • Management

  • Enthusiasm

  • Mathematics

  • Literacy

  • Planning

  • Resilience

  • Interpersonal Communications

  • Leadership

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.