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Classroom Assistant - Primary or Early Years

Classroom assistant helping young pupil on computer

Classroom assistants, working in primary or early years, help the teacher in the classroom. They may work in only one class, or spend some time in different classrooms.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide as actual pay rates vary, depending on which local authority you work for, but generally range from around £20,000 to £24,000 a year, but based on the actual hours worked which may be term time.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2024
4600
2.7 %
RISE
2029
4725
  United Kingdom
2024
80998
1.1 %
RISE
2029
81914

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What Does it Take?

You need to be able to:

You need to have:

Training

If you do not have a relevant qualification you can study part time, while working, for the PDA in Education Support Assistance (SCQF Level 6) or relevant NC (SCQF Level 5-6).

Getting On

More Information

Apply to your local council or look on myjobscotland website.

Video

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