Learner Support Assistant

Reference: LSAT

Middlewich, Cheshire


Job description

As a Learner Support Assistant, you will provide additional support for learners aged 16 to 24 with Special Educational Needs Disabilities (SEND) under the direction of the class tutor, enabling these learners with a SEND to engage and progress in line with their peers.

You will support learners who are undertaking level 1 and 2 employability qualifications, as well as maths and English, and personal development activities, during their main classroom sessions, in small groups or on a one to one basis.

This post is offered on a permanent basis, working 37 hours per week at our training centres in Cheshire, due to the nature of the provision you must be willing to travel to all our training centres within Cheshire.

Key Accountabilities include:

  • Work under the direction of the class tutor or SENCO to provide learning support during classroom activities, in small groups or on a one to one basis by:
    • Clarifying and explaining instructions
    • Ensuring the learner has and is able to use equipment and materials provided
    • Motivating and encouraging learners, by providing levels of individual attention, reassurance and help with learning tasks as appropriate to individual needs
    • Support learners with social and communication language, reading, spelling, numeracy, handwriting/presentation etc.
    • Support assistive technology to help the learners in their learning and independence
    • Using praise, commentary, and assistance to encourage the learner to concentrate and stay on task
  • Support learners to achieve their aims and aspirations in the wider learning experiences, encouraging learners to make informed choices in their lives and assist them in working through the consequences and taking responsibility for their behaviour
  • Establishing supportive relationships with the learner and their well-being and their emotional and social, personal development needs

Qualifications, Experience & Skills


  • Have experience of working successfully with young people who have Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND),
  • Excellent understanding of issues and barriers to learning for learners with a SEND and strategies to overcome these
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with a diverse range of people and be able to communicate effectively and appropriately to learners with different abilities.
  • Ability to motivate individuals to engage in all aspects of learning
  • Level 2 Maths and English or equivalent or willingness to work towards.
  • Qualifications in learning support or education or willingness to work towards


  • Experience of working in an education setting with young people with learning difficulties, disabilities and complex and physical needs.


  • Fully flexible working pattern– responsibility for planning your own diary
  • Salary £18,278 per annum and guaranteed car allowance £3,750 per annum paid monthly into salary
  • Mileage paid
  • 26 days holiday + stats per annum (4 must be used for Christmas close down)
  • Death in Service Benefit
  • Pension

Equipment provided – laptop, mobile

  • Blended delivery model which includes working from home, centres and face to face on site visits
  • Development opportunities through our own in-house programmes and recognised qualifications








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