Educational Assistant

Level 4

The Profession

Work in primary school, assisting the homeroom teacher with classroom management.

Course:Educational Assistant
Duration:4 years
Study load:6400 hours
Times:Morning | Afternoon | Evening
Age:From 16 years old | Adults
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Level of professional practice


The Educational Assistant is responsible for the implementation of tasks which are assigned by the classroom teacher.


The Educational Assistant works according to routines, standard procedures, and a combination of (standard) procedures. The responsibilities vary from basic tasks, such as: making copies, putting up materials, cleaning up, filling up stocks, supervising the schoolyard, rearranging the classroom, and assisting with excursions to the more advance tasks such as: assisting the homeroom teacher with classroom management, and educational content such as: coaching groups or individual children after instruction by the teacher, applying didactic methods in math, language arts, observing children with learning or behavior problems, and the implementation of sub-aspects of an individual education plan.
Skills you will learn
Some of the skills you will learn in the Educational Assistant program include general professionalism, support of learning activities and functioning in a school.
Job requirements
  • Oral and written command of English
  • Communication skills
  • Ability to function in as a team member
  • Accuracy
  • Resourcefulness
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Flexibility
  • Self-reliance
  • A helpful attitude
  • An analytical and conceptual intellect
  • Result-oriented work attitude
Career opportunities
With a diploma in Educational Assistant, you can work in primary school, owned by the government or privately owned or transfer to a BEd teacher education Bachelor’s level course.
Course practical training
All NIPA programs consist of classes in school and practical training in the workplace. The practical training allows you to practice your skills and to learn all about the profession from professionals in real situations. This also means you will already have some work experience when you finish the program.
Level 4 schedule
Year 4Classes + Internship
Classes + Internship
Year 3Classes + Internship
Classes + Internship
Year 2Classes + Internship
Classes + Internship
Year 1Classes + Internship
Level 4 info

Level of program:

Level 4 Middle Management.


This course requires a preparatory secondary vocational education (PSVE) VMBO-TKL or SBO level 3 diploma. The student could also have made it to HAVO 3 or equivalent to enter this course.

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  3. You will gain technical and vocational skills at an affordable price.
  4. You will receive extensive opportunities for further education and career development.
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