£12,480 Average salary at age 20
£20,800 Average Salary
29 Average hours per week


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

Main 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.


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

What Educational support assistants studied in higher education

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What Educational support assistants studied in higher education
Occupation Percentage Value
(L4) Social policy1
(L7) Human & social geography1
(G1) Mathematics1
(W2) Design studies1
(L3) Sociology3
(C1) Biology1
(C8) Psychology16
(W1) Fine art2
(X9) Others in education1
(W3) Music2
(F8) Physical geographical sciences1
(W8) Imaginative writing1
(W6) Cinematics & photography1
(C7) Molecular biology, biophysics & biochemistry1
(Q3) English studies7
(L2) Politics1
(B6) Aural & oral sciences1
(B7) Nursing1
(R1) French studies1
(L9) Others in social studies1
(W4) Drama3
(M1) Law by area1
(M2) Law by topic1
(B9) Others in subjects allied to medicine1
(B1) Anatomy, physiology & pathology1
(V5) Philosophy1
(F3) Physics1
(Q1) Linguistics1
(N1) Business studies1
(X3) Academic studies in education18
(L5) Social work6
(V6) Theology & religious studies1
(X1) Training teachers4
(C6) Sport & exercise science5
(P3) Media studies1
(V1) History by period4
(L6) Anthropology1
(W5) Dance1

UK Prospects

141800 Workforce Size
5.40% Predicted growth 2024 - 2027
20309 Predicted Replacement 2024 - 2027

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