Hi, I've been doing supply TA/LSA work for 3 years come this september, I've always been good at what I do so I've been given lots of opportunities to run interventions, support groups or 1:1, SEN as well as all ranges of ability. However I'm not qualified at level 3 in education. I do have an A level in English Literature and have studies to level 3 in another field. Job specs often ask for level 3 or equivalent. Does anyone know what that equivalent is? I've also applied to do the level 3 as an apprentice, so as to qualify within a year with the experience of working full time in a primary school for a year. It only pays £100 per week so I don't know if it's worth taking the pay cut or just trying to get a contracted role with my experience?? But then if I carry on unqualified for another year, and the temporary role I'm working in finishes at the end of the academic year (as they often do due to funding) I am in the same boat again, applying for jobs without the usual qualification. Am I at a major disadvantage to those with the level 3 LSA training?