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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.

Many posts advertised are part time. However, local authorities advertising full time salary scales have been ranging between around £19,000 and £24,500 a year.

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

  Scotland
2021
14770
2.6 %
RISE
2026
15157

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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) or additional support needs (ASN) schools. Apply to your local authority or look for vacancies in your Jobcentre Plus.

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Education Support

Primary School Teaching

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