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Higher Level Teaching Assistant Course

Start Date

Anytime

Enrolment Fee

£429

PayPal Acceptance Mark

Achievement

Level 4 Certificate

Study Hours

180 Hours

Support

1 Year Support

Assessment

Assignments

Higher Level Teaching Assistant Course

Higher Level Teaching Assistant Course

Start Date

Enrolment Fee

Anytime

£429

PayPal Acceptance Mark

Achievement

Level 4 Certificate

Study Hours

180 Hours

Support

1 Year Support

Assessment

Assignments

Course Information

If you want to develop your knowledge of becoming a Higher Level Teaching Assistant so that you can embark on a rewarding career or you are already working in a related field and want to improve your career prospects, then this is the course for you.

The Distance Learning Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) course study modules are based around the professional standards for HLTA status which set out for teachers, employers and parents the contribution to pupils’ learning that HLTAs are expected to make.  The course has been written alongside the 33 TDA standards and will provide you with the underpinning knowledge to progress in this field on gaining the relevant experience for HLTA status.

This course is aimed at candidates wishing to become a Higher Level Teaching Assistant. It will enable you to:

  • Learn how to support child development in schools and evaluate learning activities.
  • Develop skills to create positive relationships between young people and staff.
  • Gain knowledge of how ICT, music and games assistant in learning and development.
  • Increase your awareness of correct behaviour management and learning how to promote positive behaviour.

What can you do with Higher Level Teaching Assistant?

Most teaching assistant and higher level teaching assistant jobs are in nursery, primary and specialist schools. You could also work in secondary or independent schools and academies.

Your day-to-day duties could include:-

  • getting the classroom ready for lessons and clearing away afterwards
  • listening to children read or reading to them
  • helping children who need extra support
  • helping teachers prepare materials that match development needs
  • supervising group activities, including outings and sports events
  • helping teachers manage class behaviour
  • looking after children who are upset or unwell
  • leading classes with help from the teacher

With experience, you could become a senior assistant or Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA).

You could also train as a teacher.

Previous Knowledge Required

You do not need any prior learning knowledge or experience to take this course. It is openly available to anyone who wishes to take part in a highly rewarding home study course, although you would be expected to have a reasonable standard of literacy.

You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor.

Syllabus

The syllabus consists of six modules which are as follows:

  • Intellectual development
  • The importance of planning
  • Factors affecting child development
  • Confidentiality procedures
  • Providing effective support for colleagues
  • Conflict resolution
  • Communicating with children
  • Encouraging expression of feelings
  • ICT in the curriculum
  • Support for ICT based learning
  • The importance of self-reflection
  • Ensuring equality of access
  • Issues surrounding ICT use
  • Using games and music to enhance communication
  • Games to develop communication skills
  • Role play
  • Everyday activities
  • Encouraging learning through drama
  • Legislation
  • The role of a HLTA in managing behaviour
  • Behaviour patterns
  • Causes of challenging behaviour
  • Promoting positive behaviour
  • Supporting independent learning
  • Teaching and learning resources
  • Evaluating learning activities
  • Supporting gifted and talented pupils

Assessments

You must successfully complete a series of assessments. Once all assessments and activities have been completed and you have met the required outcomes, you will then be awarded your certificate. The good news is, there is no final exam.

Course Outcome

Once you have successfully completed this course, you will receive a Higher Level Teaching Assistant certificate of achievement from Training Qualifications UK (TQUK).

The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future.

The unit summary can be used as evidence towards your recognition of prior learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.

The course itself has been designed by OSC to meet specific learner or employer requirements and Learn Now Distance Learning College are working as a reseller for OSC. The course has been endorsed by TQUK, meaning OSC have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses they offer meet a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.

The course depth and study has been benchmarked at level four against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

Will I need to pay anything else?

You will have no other fees to pay with this course. The course enrolment fee includes access to support, course materials, certification and registration with the awarding body.

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Enrolment Fees

Our Enrolment fee for this course is noted at the top of this page where you can enrol directly onto the course.  This fee includes access to your course including tutor support for 12 months.

Our enrolment fee includes:

  • All study materials covering the full specification
  • Full support where you can also message your tutor as many times as you need to
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Registration with the awarding body and your final Certificate.

FAQs

You can enrol online right now by Card or PayPal (Visa, Mastercard, Maestro and American Express). Alternatively, we also accept BACS transfer or we can send you a payment link.

If we have given you the option of “online” or “paper” at the top of the page next to the enrolment fee, you will be able to choose one or the other.  If no option is available, it means that the course offered is online only.

With our courses, we have learners from all over the world enrolled.  Therefore, if we restricted your learning to certain times, not everyone would be available.  All our courses are accessible 24/7 via our online secure portal.  Any videos on your portal would be pre-recorded meaning you can work through your course at your own pace.

We understand that circumstances change and sometimes things can take a little longer. If you go over the course period then talk to us. We can normally extend your support for a small additional fee.

You will have access to a dedicated personal tutor who will be there to help you through your assignments.

You will have no other fees to pay with this course. The course enrolment fee includes access to support, course materials, certification and registration with the awarding body.

Please feel free to contact us by telephone or email with any further queries.

Still unsure? See below for more information on HLTA Level 4

Roles could vary; however you would generally support children to access the education offered at school, join in with class activities, help make friends and navigate the day-to-day interactions they have with other children and staff.

You may need to liaise with parents or staff in regards to progress, learning goals, and support strategies. 

Other jobs might include overseeing children’s learning and project-based work through a range of assessment and monitoring strategies against learning intentions, providing feedback to pupils.

If you feel those tasks interest you, then you are off to great start but it is also worth bearing in mind the benefits that might come with working in a school depending on the institution:

  • Reasonable working hours Monday to Friday
  • Full and part time roles normally available
  • A generous salary including pension contribution

If you are not already working within a school, you would need to first apply to become a teaching assistant.  Please see our teaching assistant level 3 course for further information.

You will then need the support of the school to help you achieve HLTA status.  Training will involve covering all 33 TDA standards which are covered within this course.

Finally, you will require a Level 2 or above in English and Maths.

A Higher Level Teaching Assistant will carry out the same role as a Teaching Assistant, however they will also take on additional jobs which is why they will also receive a higher salary.

Additional jobs will include teaching classes on their own without a teacher, covering planned absences and help cover teachers when they need to plan and mark work.