Skills for Schools is an online guide to careers, training and development for support staff in schools.

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Taking a course and gaining a new qualification can boost your self-confidence.

Training
What training do you need
What training do you need?

Don't worry if you haven't done any learning or training for a while. Most people on any course you sign up for will be in the same boat.

And set aside any bad memories you might have from when you yourself were at school. Adult learning is all about helping you overcome any obstacles you come across.

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What is the right route for you
What is the right route for you?

Whether you'd like to develop yourself in your current role, or you're interested in moving on to another one, learning or training can help you take the next step.

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How is your training assessed
How is your training assessed?

How your training is assessed depends on the particular type of course you are doing

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Who delivers your training
Who delivers your training?

There are several different organisations who run training courses for the school workforce

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Real Life Stories
Victoria Osbourne
Victoria Osbourne

"If you're interested in becoming a school business manager, gain as much experience as you can"

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Cathy Tregidgo
Cathy Tregidgo

"School catering is very rewarding and the best job I've ever had"

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Caroline Tait
Caroline Tait

"I like providing a nutritious yet economic meal to the pupils"

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Kevin Nairn
Kevin Nairn

"Working with young people is great, although the constant deadlines can be challenging"

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