I'm hoping you can help us! My partner is hoping to retrain and become a primary school teacher. Before she does this, she is hoping to become an LSA to gain experience and the enthusiasm to start a PGCE next year. The issue she has is that jobs advertise as requiring different levels of NVQ (1,2 and 3) and she doesn't have any of these quaifications; she does however have a Masters (MSc) and a BA(hons), neither of which are in childcare or education. Can anyone shed any light on whether by having studied to M level, she doesn't need NVQ training or would this be something that she needs to gain before applying for jobs? Many thanks for you help and we look forward to hearing your advise and expertise.