WHAT IS A FURTHER EDUCATION LEARNING SUPPORT WORKER?
We support further education providers and learners by encouraging full participation in learning, promoting independence and helping learners understand and achieve what they are capable of.
We work in partnership with further education lecturers or other relevant managers and can take on a wide range of roles including instructors, assessors, technicians, learning coaches and specialist support assistants for additional learning needs (ALN) or behaviour. We provide support based on the individual needs of each and every learner, working with them to unlock and achieve their career goals.
We are patient, and always on hand to offer a listening ear. Because it's important to us that we build positive relationships with our learner so we can understand their specific needs. Whether it means adapting learning resources or taking the time to explain tasks and ideas in ways that support individual learning preferences, we're there to help learners, whenever they need us.
Sometimes, it's a juggling act. We have to provide constructive feedback as well as praise, because we want to engage, encourage and inspire learners of all levels to overcome obstacles and fulfil their true potential.
THE QUALIFICATIONS YOU WILL NEED
Further education learning support workers will usually need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C or above and some will require a professional qualification. Many FE colleges will also look for evidence of skills and knowledge developed through relevant experience.
The salary outlined below is intended as a guide.