Classroom Assistant - Primary or Early Years

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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:


The figures below are only a guide as actual pay rates vary, depending on which local council you work for. Local councils generally pay on full time scales ranging from around £14,500 to around £20,200 a year, but based on the actual hours worked.


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Getting In

What Does it Take?

You need to be able to:

You need to have:


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 National Certificate (NC) (SCQF Level 5-6).

Getting On

More Information

Apply to your local council or look on myjobscotland website.


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