Hi all, I don't know if this is the appropriate place to start a thread but fingers crossed I've got it right! I'm currently in my final year at university and will be graduating with a 2:1 (hopefully!) After university I want to try and get a job as a teaching assistant in a primary school but I have absolutely no idea where to start and there is so much conflicting advice from careers advisors at university and on the internet! I have experience volunteering with primary age children and I've worked as an au pair but I'm struggling to find concrete advice on whether I'd even stand a chance of getting an interview for TA positions. Is the NVQ needed for this job? I've been told I don't need it because I will have a degree but someone else advised me I would still need to take the NVQ and I'd like to be certain. If anyone has the patience it would be great if someone could briefly sum up your usual day as a TA? I have a rough idea and I have a month placement for after university at a specialist education school but I'd like some idea of what will be expected before I'm thrown in at the deep end! Thanks for taking the time to read this, I realise it's all a bit garbled!