Host a teaching assistant from the UK

Applications to host a Generation UK-India Teaching Assistant in 2016 are now closed.

If you would like to host a teaching assistant in 2017, please complete our expression of interest form to be alerted when applications reopen towards the end of this year. 

What are the benefits to my school?

By hosting a teaching assistant you will get the chance to engage with the UK, build contacts for future collaboration and introduce different ideas and ways of working or studying to your institution.

Teaching assistants are quality assured and can work at either primary or secondary level depending on their skills. They can make a difference to your school by:

  •  Assisting with the teaching of English or other specialised subjects 
  • Planning activities and lessons across the curriculum
  • Supporting co-curricular activities 
  • Providing an international dimension to your school community including building links with the UK and much more

What are the credentials of the assistants?

All teaching assistants will be enthusiastic undergraduates, graduates or post graduates from UK universities. The majority are not trained teachers but all have some experience of teaching or youth work.

Applicants will be assessed before departure to ensure they meet eligibility and quality requirements. This includes ensuring that they are motivated to teach. Prior to departure they will receive briefing information and undertake British Council training to prepare them for their role.

In your application you will be able to request specific preferences relating to your teaching assistant including: 

  • areas of expertise e.g. Music, Sport, History, English
  • amount of experience (stipends for more experienced assistants will be higher)
  •  timing and duration of placement

All teaching assistants will have a criminal record check prior to starting their role.

What are the costs?

Host organisations need to:

  • pay the teaching assistants a fixed monthly allowance as a contribution to living costs between Rs 15,000 to Rs 40,000 depending on qualification and experience.
  • cover the costs of accommodation and one meal per day for teaching assistants
  • pay a placement fee to the British Council upon application

Schools must host a minimum of two assistants.

How long are the placements?

Placements start in July or August.

You can apply to host a teaching assistant for 2 or 5 months.

How am I supported?

The British Council and its partners will support you all the way with advice, guidance and training for host institutions. Host organisations will receive a full guide to hosting a teaching assistant once their application has been approved.

How to Apply

Applications to host a Generation UK-India teaching assistant in 2016 have now closed. Please fill in our expression of interest form to be alerted when applications re-open towards the end of this year. Please read our Hosting a teaching assistant information document and our draft Generation UK-India hosting agreement which all schools will be required to sign before participating in the programme. You can find downloadable versions of these documents below. 

Interested in being a teaching assistant in India?

Young people and professionals wishing to participate in a Generation UK-India teaching assistantship should visit our India opportunities page on Study Work Create.  

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