There are hundreds and perhaps thousands of learning support and learning resource staff working in the Further Education and Training sector in England, and learning support makes an important contribution to the retention, achievement and progression of many learners.
Learning support takes place in a range of settings across the whole of the lifelong learning sector. The following are some examples of activities that learning support practitioners might be asked to undertake:
There are various qualifications covering the learning support role, some general some more specific and these are frequently done in service alongside undertaking the role itself. The lack of a qualification should not deter you from applying for a post – jobs are frequently advertised in the local press or on college websites.