Education Support Assistance

West College Scotland


Paisley Campus, Clydebank Campus, Greenock (Finnart Street) Campus


This course prepares you to undertake roles, which support children and young people in an educational setting and will provide a platform to those already working in educational support roles.

Subjects will include: Supporting the Behaviour of Children and Young People; Supporting Children and Young People in an Educational Setting; Professional Practice in an Educational Setting.

During the course you'll spend two days a week on placement in a school.

Entry Requirements

4 subjects at National 5 including English, or National 5 Skills for Work Early Education and Childcare; or Foundation Apprenticeship Social Services (Children and Young People); or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 5. Entry subject to interview.

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

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year



SCQF Level


Career Sectors

College or University Lecturing

Education Support

Primary School Teaching

Secondary School Teaching

Teaching - Other