Luminate Education Group

Specialist Learning Support Assistant - PMLD / SEND X4 (Reduced Year) (Ref:LCC3466)

Leeds, West Yorkshire
LC3 Commencing at £19,350 PA with Progression to £19,404 PA Pro Rata
25 Jul 2022
11 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Part Time

3 posts: Part time, Reduced Year: 30 hours per week over 39 weeks per year

1 post: Variable Hours contract 



Leeds City College is the main education provider for post-16 students within the Leeds City region. This role requires an experienced SEND professional to lead through a matrix management approach across Luminate FE colleges for the placement and support of students with Educational Health Care Plans. Our team make a contribution towards positive outcomes for disadvantaged and vulnerable students, and line manage a highly effective team within the SEND department.



  • Be involved in planning and preparation and assessment of learning as part of the course team.
  • Provide in-class support to meet identified needs of students who have high needs.
  • Provide curriculum teachers/assessors and Learning Support team members with verbal and written reports on students who have high needs or SEN.
  • Assist with emergency evacuation plans and practices, and helping with all emergency evacuations.
  • Keep accurate and timely records, recording progress and strategies used, as required.
  • Potential involvement in learners’ transport arrangements, helping students who have high needs to develop independent travel skills where needed.
  • At the direction of the teacher/assessor, accompany small groups of learners on local excursions.
  • Assist with personal care requirements if necessary.




  • English and Mathematics at Level 2 or above and a willingness to improve in one or both disciplines to level 3 or above.
  • Minimum L3 Award for Learning Support Practitioners Qualification or appropriate level 3 qualification or willingness to enroll to this within one year of appointment.
  • Relevant recognised professional attainments.
  • Experience of working in a team in an educational setting and experience of working with students who have high needs or SEN to support their learning through identifying strategies and preparing young people for adulthood.
  • Relevant experience, knowledge and understanding of working in the Sector
  • Substantial learning support experience and experience of working positively with young people and adults. 
  • Strong Awareness of disability issues and equality and diversity issues.
  • Understanding of the Disability Discrimination (desirable).
  • Ability to assist with personal care provision including requirements of wheelchair users. 



For more information about the role please contact:

Clair Armstrong


About Us

Luminate Education Group consists of; Harrogate College (HC), Keighley College (KC), Leeds City College (LCC), Leeds Conservatoire (LC), University Centre Leeds, Leeds Sixth Form College, White Rose Academies Trust (WRAT) and Yorkshire Centre for Training & Development. Luminate Education Group is one of the fastest growing and most innovative education groups in the country. 

We offer a curriculum as diverse as our students within a vibrant and multicultural learning environment. Our goal is to deliver excellent and innovative education which supports and inspires every student to achieve their ambitions. Join us on the journey to being the best that we can collectively be for our students, apprentices, staff and our stakeholders.


At Luminate Education Group we are committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our student's including children, young people, and vulnerable adults. We expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow the Safer Recruitment requirements and best practice as set out within Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance. All successful applicants will be required to complete mandatory pre-employment checks including an enhanced DBS check. Please be aware that it is a criminal offence to apply for this post if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity in connection to children.

For further information about the role including job description and application form please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.

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