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Educational support assistants

Average National Salaries (2020)

Age 20

£12,480 pile of coins

Age 35

£20,800 pile of coins

Age 50

£22,880 pile of coins
Average salary in the East Midlands: £15,080

What does this career do?

Educational support assistants work with teachers to provide one-to-one support for children with particular learning needs.

Typical tasks

  • supports schoolwork under teacher’s supervision
  • helps child understand instruction through a variety of means and encourages self-confidence and independence
  • identifies signs of distress and offers reassurance
  • implements care programmes, as appropriate
  • helps and encourages child to communicate
  • attends to child’s physical needs
  • provides feedback to teachers and completes and maintains records.

Current entry requirements

Academic qualifications may be required by some employers, although entry is possible with relevant experience alone. CRB clearance is mandatory.

Percentage in work

  • Employed

  • Unemployed


Due to insufficient sample sizes, some data was excised.

Predicted employment status in 2022

  • Part-time

  • Self Employed

  • Full-time

Predicted employment levels in the East Midlands

Career related courses available at West Notts

About the statistics

Data is powered by LMI for All and is sourced from labour market statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the Institute for Employment Research, the Department for Works and Pensions, and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

Next steps

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Why choose West Notts?

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96.2% A Level pass rate in 2022.

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