I am 35 years old, a married mother of three boys. I am currently studying 5329 Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools NVQ with Birmingham Adult Education Service Which I am due to complete in July 2011. I have English Language, English Literature and German at GCSE Grade C as well a Adult Numeracy Level 2. I am interested in working with children who have Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia and Dyscalculia as well as Speech and Language problems in a Primary School setting. I am interested in obtaining the Foundation Degree in Education - Teaching Assistants. Is it worthwile or should I do specific certificates in Autism, Braille, Sign Language and Makaton. What would you suggest I do? If I do the degree should I apply to more than one place?