Becoming a Comenius assistant is a great way to experience first-hand teaching experience if you’re debating getting into teaching as a career choice. During your Comenius assistanship, you will get the opportunity to improve your language skills, work with fellow teachers and gain an insight into teaching techniques and the educational system in other European countries.
Comenius assistants are expected to work in schools and colleges across Europe for 12 to 16 hours per week, over a period of 13-45 weeks.
If you have recently graduated, you may be able to benefit from a work placement in another European country. Leonardo Mobility funding enables UK organisations to offer work placements in other European countries and provide individuals with a unique opportunity to enhance their skills and gain valuable experience. Participants can be any age but must not currently be studying in Higher Education. Part of the EU’s Lifelong Learning Programme, Leonardo Mobility aims to support UK vocational education and training (VET) organisations, staff and learners to work together with EU partners to improve training, skills and employability.