Education Support Assistance (PDA) (Level 6)

West Lothian College


The course includes the units to obtain the recognised group award for employment as a pupil support worker which includes child development, children and young people with additional support needs, supporting behaviour, rights and entitlements and practical units.

Entry Requirements

3 subjects at National 5 including English. Interview. Written test. You will require a satisfactory criminal record check from Disclosure Scotland to show that you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details on the type you would need.

Progression Routes

HNC Childhood Practice or other courses at HNC level

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Childhood Practice and Early Education

SCQF Level


Career Sectors

College or University Lecturing

Education Support

Primary School Teaching

Secondary School Teaching

Teaching - Other