Hi, I've just completed the level 5 Diploma in Education and Training course with a view to apply for QTLS in September. I have been offered a trainee role (1 year) by the college that I took the course with. I will work with one of the lecturers to assist in class, mentor the students and learn about delivering and assessing the course. They are also paying for me to do the Assessors course. All this is with the plan for me to teach a class in 2017. I really like the school, staff and management, so am very thrilled to have been offered the role. Here is my dilemma. The post is for one day a week and I currently work as a TA with a primary school; I will now have to work four days a week with the primary school and one day with the college. I need to be compensated for this day as I cannot afford to lose a day's salary. I could very simply ask for the same day rate that I earn as a TA, however this role will include observing and assessing current students, which will include me writing up reports (most likely at home). The college day's work will be longer than my TA's day and will include take home work. I am yet to confirm a salary and don't know what to ask for. We have not confirmed a contract as yet, and they have already tentatively asked how much do I 'need' to earn. How much do I ask for in a role such as this? I understand it will probably be hourly or pro rated. Any advice would be appreciated.