Learning Support Assistants

Cheshire College South & West
Dane Bank Avenue,Crewe,CW28AB/Off Sutton Way,Ellesmere Port,CH657BF/Eaton Road, Handbridge, CH47ER
£18,658 - £20,267 Per Year, pro rata
03 Aug 2022 15:37
17 Sep 2022 09:00
Further Education
Job Level
Learner Support / Teaching Assistant
Special Education Needs (SEN) / Supported Learning
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent
Part Time, Term Time
Organisational Type
General Further Education College

Learning Support Assistants

Salary: £18,658 to £20,267 (pro rata per annum)

Contract Type: Fixed term and permanent contracts                            

Hours: Part time, part year working 36 weeks per year

Location: We have vacancies at our Crewe, Chester and Ellesmere Port campuses


We are seeking additional Learning Support Assistants to join our Learning Support team at all of our campuses.  We have part time hours available on a fixed term and permanent basis.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide direct in-class and out of class support to help learners to access the curriculum and the college environment;
  • Implement strategies, risk assessments, PEEPs and other support arrangements as outlined in the learner’s support plan and explained by the Learning Support Assistant Co-ordinators and Inclusive Learning Advisors;
  • Proactively develop and maintain effective communication with the curriculum staff that lead the timetabled sessions to ensure that the support provided is meeting the learners’ learning needs;
  • Assist with preparation and adaptation of materials; and
  • Immediately report any concerns including safeguarding and welfare concerns in line with College policies.


Key Person Specification Requirements:

  • Level 2 qualification (or equivalent), ideally in a Learning Support related discipline;
  • GCSE Grade C (4/5) in Maths and English (or equivalent);
  • Good working knowledge and understanding of a wide range of additional needs;
  • Experience of working in education, ideally within learning support; 
  • Excellent organisational and digital literacy skills; and
  • Enhanced DBS check.

Please see Job Description and Person Specification for full details.



  • Competitive salary;
  • Pension scheme;
  • 35 days holiday (plus bank holidays);
  • College ‘Count Me In’ social platform;
  • Onsite fitness and childcare facilities;
  • Onsite Costa, café, shop, restaurants, hair and beauty salon;
  • Free onsite parking.

How to apply:

Please complete our application form and return it to [email protected] by 9am, 1 August 2022.  The selection process will take place on 9 August 2022 at our Crewe campus.  Please indicate which campus location/s you wish to apply for within your application form.

Cheshire College - South & West is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Successful applicants will be required to provide a DBS Disclosure.

About Us

Cheshire College – South & West is the largest provider of post-16 education in the region, offering exciting opportunities to over 11,000 learners and 1,000 Apprentices, who all have access to world-class facilities as a result of a £120m investment in the latest technology and real working environments, at modern Campuses in Crewe, Ellesmere Port and Chester.     

Cheshire College is a dynamic, high quality and financially robust College, which provides learners with the skills, experience and qualifications that will prepare them for their future career or higher-level study, encouraging them to become confident individuals who will make valuable contributions to businesses and the local economy.     

There is a fantastic atmosphere at our three Campuses in Crewe, Ellesmere Port and Chester, providing an environment to get involved in exciting activities and an opportunities for learners to make new friends.