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Qualification Equivalent?

Discussion in 'Teaching assistants' started by Oliviaa91, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. Oliviaa91

    Oliviaa91 New commenter

    Hi all,

    I have a degree in primary education (BA HONS) but wondered if this was equivalent or useful as i'm applying for TA roles and they ask for an NVQ level 3 as a TA- am i qualified?

  2. dumbbells66

    dumbbells66 Lead commenter

  3. sunshineneeded

    sunshineneeded Star commenter

    Hi Oliviaa, I think it's definitely worth applying. I know that an NVQ requires a different skill set, but I've often been involved in short listing and interviewing for TA roles and I know I would've wanted to see someone who had a degree in primary ed, regardless of whether or not they had an NVQ 3. You just need to be sure your application matches the person spec and JD as closely as possible. Good luck!
  4. Kateray1

    Kateray1 Occasional commenter

    It’s not equivalent to NVQ 3, it’s above it by 3 levels.

    I’ve seen lots of qualified teachers or people with education degrees get TA posts.

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