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Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) Diploma

Level 4 / ABC Awards / PI644

The Higher Level Teaching Assistant Diploma (HLTA) has been developed for those working, or hoping to work, in the role of a HLTA. It will help to develop a level of understanding of skills required and the responsibilities of a HLTA.

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course duration: 240 hrs

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Course Description

The modules of the Higher Level Teaching Assistant Diploma have been based around the professional standards for HLTA status. This sets out to teachers, employers and pupils the contribution a teaching assistant can be expected to make to a pupil’s learning. This course does not supply you with a HLTA status. It has however, been written in conjunction with the 33 TDA standards and will give you all the knowledge needed to successfully progress in this field. These standards cover three areas:

Professional attributes (standards 1-7)

Such skills set out the attitudes, values and also the commitment expected of a Higher Level Teaching Assistant.

Professional knowledge and understanding (standards 8-16)

These attributes set out the information, knowledge and skills needed by HLTAs to be able to work effectively with teachers who play a vital role as part of the professional team supporting learning.

Professional skills (standards 17-33)

These skills set out the expectations for monitoring, planning, managing and also evaluating learning within the framework of supervision which will be agreed with the teacher, and also arrangements made by the head teacher of the selected school.

Students will be required to complete a range of questions all of which are in place to encourage a variety of responses. These answers will include descriptive responses or the completion of more hands on practical activities. If you work with children at the moment you can use the activities completed to support your role. However if you do not currently work with children, you will find that the questions have been structured in a particular way so that you will have an alternative method of answering them.

These skills set out the expectations for monitoring, planning, managing and also evaluating learning within the framework of supervision which will be agreed with the teacher, and also arrangements made by the head teacher of the selected school. Students will be required to complete a range of questions all of which are in place to encourage a variety of responses. These answers will include descriptive responses or the completion of more hands on practical activities. If you work with children at the moment you can use the activities completed to support your role. However if you do not currently work with children, you will find that the questions have been structured in a particular way so that you will have an alternative method of answering them.

The average starting salary for a Teaching Assistant is £12,000. Once you have qualified for your Higher Level Teaching Assistant qualification you could earn between £16,000 and £21,000 each year.

Modules

  • Module 1: Communication and Positive Relationships
  • Module 2: Curriculum, Planning and Assessment
  • Module 3: Child Development
  • Module 4: Personal Professional Development
  • Module 5: Equality and Diversity and Inclusion

Previous Knowledge

Our Higher Level Teaching Assistant course requires previous knowledge, this would preferably be the study of the level 3 programme before you can progress on to level 4.

Assessment

Students will be assessed on their knowledge through a mix of questions which require a range of responses from the learner. This will include descriptive answers or the completion of practical activities. If at present you are currently working with children, the activities required for completion may be used in support of your specific job role. The questions are structured in a way that you can provide an alternative way of answering, if you do not currently work with children at the moment.

It might be a good idea to approach the head of one of your local schools, to explain what you are doing and to see whether there are any opportunities for you to help out and gain voluntary work experience.

Awarding Organisation

At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details all of the units you have completed as part of your course).

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government for their qualifications on the national framework i.e. the Qualifications and Curriculum Framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Support

Students will receive a Higher Level Teaching Assistant Diploma manual, as well as a study guide and also have access to tutor support by email or mail (for twelve months following your initial registration). You will be assigned a personal tutor who will be on hand to answer any questions or queries you may have throughout the completion of your course. Learners also have access to our student support team who are available to solve any other issues you may have. Students can feel confident that they have access to unlimited support.

course description

Course Description

The modules of the Higher Level Teaching Assistant Diploma have been based around the professional standards for HLTA status. This sets out to teachers, employers and pupils the contribution a teaching assistant can be expected to make to a pupil’s learning. This course does not supply you with a HLTA status. It has however, been written in conjunction with the 33 TDA standards and will give you all the knowledge needed to successfully progress in this field. These standards cover three areas:

Professional attributes (standards 1-7)

Such skills set out the attitudes, values and also the commitment expected of a Higher Level Teaching Assistant.

Professional knowledge and understanding (standards 8-16)

These attributes set out the information, knowledge and skills needed by HLTAs to be able to work effectively with teachers who play a vital role as part of the professional team supporting learning.

Professional skills (standards 17-33)

These skills set out the expectations for monitoring, planning, managing and also evaluating learning within the framework of supervision which will be agreed with the teacher, and also arrangements made by the head teacher of the selected school.

Students will be required to complete a range of questions all of which are in place to encourage a variety of responses. These answers will include descriptive responses or the completion of more hands on practical activities. If you work with children at the moment you can use the activities completed to support your role. However if you do not currently work with children, you will find that the questions have been structured in a particular way so that you will have an alternative method of answering them.

These skills set out the expectations for monitoring, planning, managing and also evaluating learning within the framework of supervision which will be agreed with the teacher, and also arrangements made by the head teacher of the selected school. Students will be required to complete a range of questions all of which are in place to encourage a variety of responses. These answers will include descriptive responses or the completion of more hands on practical activities. If you work with children at the moment you can use the activities completed to support your role. However if you do not currently work with children, you will find that the questions have been structured in a particular way so that you will have an alternative method of answering them.

The average starting salary for a Teaching Assistant is £12,000. Once you have qualified for your Higher Level Teaching Assistant qualification you could earn between £16,000 and £21,000 each year.

previous knowledge required

Previous Knowledge

Our Higher Level Teaching Assistant course requires previous knowledge, this would preferably be the study of the level 3 programme before you can progress on to level 4.

assessment

Assessment

Students will be assessed on their knowledge through a mix of questions which require a range of responses from the learner. This will include descriptive answers or the completion of practical activities. If at present you are currently working with children, the activities required for completion may be used in support of your specific job role. The questions are structured in a way that you can provide an alternative way of answering, if you do not currently work with children at the moment.

It might be a good idea to approach the head of one of your local schools, to explain what you are doing and to see whether there are any opportunities for you to help out and gain voluntary work experience.

support

Support

Students will receive a Higher Level Teaching Assistant Diploma manual, as well as a study guide and also have access to tutor support by email or mail (for twelve months following your initial registration). You will be assigned a personal tutor who will be on hand to answer any questions or queries you may have throughout the completion of your course. Learners also have access to our student support team who are available to solve any other issues you may have. Students can feel confident that they have access to unlimited support.

modules

Modules

  • Module 1: Communication and Positive Relationships
  • Module 2: Curriculum, Planning and Assessment
  • Module 3: Child Development
  • Module 4: Personal Professional Development
  • Module 5: Equality and Diversity and Inclusion
awarding organisation

Awarding Organisation

At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details all of the units you have completed as part of your course).

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government for their qualifications on the national framework i.e. the Qualifications and Curriculum Framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.