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Learning Support Assistant

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Learning support assistants work in primary or secondary schools, giving help and support to children who have additional learning needs. 

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.

Local authorities generally pay on full time scales ranging from around £15,000 to about £19,000 a year, but based on the hours actually worked.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
13870
0.1 %
FALL
2023
13860
  United Kingdom
2018
334969
1.4 %
RISE
2023
339521

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What Does it Take?

You need to be able to:

You need to have:

Training

Getting On

More Information

Most jobs for learning support assistants are in mainstream primary and secondary schools, but some jobs are in additional support for learning (ASL) schools. Apply to your local authority or look for vacancies in your Jobcentre Plus.

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

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