Education Support Assistance (PDA)

Forth Valley College


Alloa Campus


This course will provide individuals with the skills, knowledge and experience to further develop a career within this sector and register with SSSC at Support Worker level. It is also designed to equip students with the skills required to progress onto higher level courses, perhaps at HNC level. This course is designed for people who are already currently in the sector either in a paid or voluntary capacity, perhaps as a classroom assistant or in an educational setting supporting young people with additional support needs. Working in an educational setting is a challenging but rewarding career and it requires a professional.

Entry Requirements

Candidates are required to be working or volunteering within an appropriate education setting. 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.

Start Date




Study Method

Part time (evening)

Course Length

1 year


Supported Learning

SCQF Level




Career Sectors

College or University Lecturing

Education Support

Primary School Teaching

Secondary School Teaching

Teaching - Other