Teaching assistants assist teachers with their day-to-day classroom work and with routine administrative tasks.
Academic qualifications may be required by some employers, although entry is possible with relevant experience (possibly on a voluntary basis) alone. An NVQ Level 2 qualification is available. CRB clearance is mandatory.
Salaries for this occupation tend to start at £12,000 per annum and can progress up to £20,000 per annum.
There are currently 50,623 employed Teaching Assistants in the region.