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Higher Level Teaching Assistant Certificate Level 4 RQF

The TQUK Level 4 Higher Level Teaching Assistant Certificate is a regulated qualification approved by Ofqual demonstrating to employers that you have the necessary skills to become an HLTA.

Qualification Number: 603/1432/1

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Course Title:Higher Level Teaching Assistant Certificate Level 4 RQF

Awarding Body:Training Qualifications UK

Average Duration:360 hrs

Course Support:12 months expert tutor support

Course Description

A higher level teaching assistant (HLTA) does all the things that regular teaching assistants do, but the biggest difference is the increased level of responsibility within the classroom. As an HLTA, you will be responsible for ‘stepping in’ if a teacher needs to be away from the classroom for a period, and whilst a qualified teacher is sought to provide cover.

Gaining HLTA status is a recognised progression route for school support staff. HLTAs work closely with teachers to raise standards and help each student reach their full potential.

This nationally recognised Ofqual approved level 4 qualification, is aimed at people employed in a teaching assistant role who wish to progress to become a higher level teaching assistant and also to demonstrate that they are capable of achieving HLTA status.

The purpose is to develop learners’ knowledge, understanding and skills to enable them to address the challenges that they meet in their workplace. They will also develop an understanding of the knowledge required to support individuals and small groups and to support individuals with a range of additional needs.

The HLTA professional standards set out exactly what is expected of teaching assistants working towards HLTA status. There are 33 standards, grouped under three main headings.

  • Professional attributes (standards 1-7)

These set out the attitudes, values and commitment expected of HLTAs

  • Professional knowledge and understanding (standards 8-16)
  • These set out the knowledge and skills needed by HLTAs to be able to work effectively with teachers as part of the professional team supporting learning
  • Professional skills (standards 17-33)

These set out the expectations for planning, monitoring, managing and evaluating learning within the framework of guidance and supervision agreed with the assigned teacher and in accordance with arrangements made by the Head Teacher of the school.

While teaching assistants (TAs) play more of a support role that focuses on preparing & maintaining the classroom, displaying students’ work or working with small groups of pupils, HLTAs are more proactively involved in the actual delivery of training by:

  • Providing assistance in planning lessons
  • Having a role in producing support materials
  • Leading an entire class under supervision
  • Specialising in a given subject
  • Taking responsibility for other support staff

This additional responsibility means that HLTAs need to meet certain requirements that do not apply to lower level teaching and learning support assistants.

Because of this increased level of responsibility, HLTAs can expect to be paid a slightly higher salary than a regular teaching assistant. However pay rates are set by employers and salaries can vary quite a lot – you would expect to be paid something between £17,000 to £24,000 per year. This salary could increase with additional specialisms or Special Educational Needs (SEN) responsibilities.

Please Note: a work placement of at least 50 hours is required to complete this qualification.

Before you can complete this qualification, you must be able to obtain voluntary or paid work experience in a school, or already be working as a teaching assistant, as the role of an HLTA is to significantly improve the classroom and have impact on pupil progress. The time spent in the school should be a minimum of 50 hours.

This can be in either a primary, secondary or a special school setting. However, you MUST ensure that the pupils you work with are aged 5+ and are studying at Key Stage 1 or above. You will also need the support of a mentor from within the school who will confirm your competence and provide testimony of your abilities against the qualification standards.

Once you have completed this course, it is the responsibility of the school to decide if you can be granted HLTA status (some schools may have additional requirements that need to be met before status can be awarded).

Total Qualification Time (TQT) for this qualification 360 hours. Total credits for the qualification is 36.

Qualification Title: TQUK Level 4 Certificate for Higher Level Teaching Assistants (RQF)
Qualification Number: 603/1432/1
Total credits for the qualification is 36.

Course Info

Course Title:Higher Level Teaching Assistant Certificate Level 4 RQF

Awarding Body:Training Qualifications UK

Average Duration:360 hrs

Course Support:12 months expert tutor support

Previous Knowledge

There is no previous learning knowledge or experience needed to enrol on to this programme.

Assessment

You will be assessed on your knowledge and skills through a mix of questions and activities which will require a range of responses. This will include descriptive answers and the completion of practical activities.

You will be expected to demonstrate competence and be able to reflect on your practice. Given that you will be currently working with children, the activities required for completion may be used in support of your specific job role.

Awarding Organisation

Training Qualification UK are one of the newest, most dynamic awarding organisations in the industry, seeking to bring a fresh approach and excellent service to training providers, colleges and learners. TQUK qualifications are designed by leading professionals and delivered to centres and learners with integrity and compliance in mind. TQUK have rigorous quality assurance controls and procedures in place and are committed to maintaining the highest standards of customer service, qualification delivery and assessment.

TQUK are fully approved as an awarding organisation by Ofqual and award RQF courses in a number of sectors. RQF courses have various credits values which can be applied to the National Credit Transfer System. TQUK accredit courses which are developed by industry experts and work hand in hand with organisations ensuring the calibre and worth of courses provided.

Unit 1 - Understand the Higher Level Teaching Assistant role

Unit 2 - Child development and welfare

Unit 3 - Awareness of special educational needs

Unit 4 - Promoting children and young people’s positive behaviour

Unit 5 - Providing support for individual learners and small groups

Unit 6 - Developing skills to promote positive working relationships

Unit 7 - Curriculum planning, delivery and assessment

Students will receive 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.

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Course Description

A higher level teaching assistant (HLTA) does all the things that regular teaching assistants do, but the biggest difference is the increased level of responsibility within the classroom. As an HLTA, you will be responsible for ‘stepping in’ if a teacher needs to be away from the classroom for a period, and whilst a qualified teacher is sought to provide cover.

Gaining HLTA status is a recognised progression route for school support staff. HLTAs work closely with teachers to raise standards and help each student reach their full potential.

This nationally recognised Ofqual approved level 4 qualification, is aimed at people employed in a teaching assistant role who wish to progress to become a higher level teaching assistant and also to demonstrate that they are capable of achieving HLTA status.

The purpose is to develop learners’ knowledge, understanding and skills to enable them to address the challenges that they meet in their workplace. They will also develop an understanding of the knowledge required to support individuals and small groups and to support individuals with a range of additional needs.

The HLTA professional standards set out exactly what is expected of teaching assistants working towards HLTA status. There are 33 standards, grouped under three main headings.

  • Professional attributes (standards 1-7)

These set out the attitudes, values and commitment expected of HLTAs

  • Professional knowledge and understanding (standards 8-16)
  • These set out the knowledge and skills needed by HLTAs to be able to work effectively with teachers as part of the professional team supporting learning
  • Professional skills (standards 17-33)

These set out the expectations for planning, monitoring, managing and evaluating learning within the framework of guidance and supervision agreed with the assigned teacher and in accordance with arrangements made by the Head Teacher of the school.

While teaching assistants (TAs) play more of a support role that focuses on preparing & maintaining the classroom, displaying students’ work or working with small groups of pupils, HLTAs are more proactively involved in the actual delivery of training by:

  • Providing assistance in planning lessons
  • Having a role in producing support materials
  • Leading an entire class under supervision
  • Specialising in a given subject
  • Taking responsibility for other support staff

This additional responsibility means that HLTAs need to meet certain requirements that do not apply to lower level teaching and learning support assistants.

Because of this increased level of responsibility, HLTAs can expect to be paid a slightly higher salary than a regular teaching assistant. However pay rates are set by employers and salaries can vary quite a lot – you would expect to be paid something between £17,000 to £24,000 per year. This salary could increase with additional specialisms or Special Educational Needs (SEN) responsibilities.

Please Note: a work placement of at least 50 hours is required to complete this qualification.

Before you can complete this qualification, you must be able to obtain voluntary or paid work experience in a school, or already be working as a teaching assistant, as the role of an HLTA is to significantly improve the classroom and have impact on pupil progress. The time spent in the school should be a minimum of 50 hours.

This can be in either a primary, secondary or a special school setting. However, you MUST ensure that the pupils you work with are aged 5+ and are studying at Key Stage 1 or above. You will also need the support of a mentor from within the school who will confirm your competence and provide testimony of your abilities against the qualification standards.

Once you have completed this course, it is the responsibility of the school to decide if you can be granted HLTA status (some schools may have additional requirements that need to be met before status can be awarded).

Total Qualification Time (TQT) for this qualification 360 hours. Total credits for the qualification is 36.

Qualification Title: TQUK Level 4 Certificate for Higher Level Teaching Assistants (RQF)
Qualification Number: 603/1432/1
Total credits for the qualification is 36.

Previous Knowledge

There is no previous learning knowledge or experience needed to enrol on to this programme.

Assessment

You will be assessed on your knowledge and skills through a mix of questions and activities which will require a range of responses. This will include descriptive answers and the completion of practical activities.

You will be expected to demonstrate competence and be able to reflect on your practice. Given that you will be currently working with children, the activities required for completion may be used in support of your specific job role.

Students will receive 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.

Unit 1 - Understand the Higher Level Teaching Assistant role

Unit 2 - Child development and welfare

Unit 3 - Awareness of special educational needs

Unit 4 - Promoting children and young people’s positive behaviour

Unit 5 - Providing support for individual learners and small groups

Unit 6 - Developing skills to promote positive working relationships

Unit 7 - Curriculum planning, delivery and assessment

Awarding Organisation

Training Qualification UK are one of the newest, most dynamic awarding organisations in the industry, seeking to bring a fresh approach and excellent service to training providers, colleges and learners. TQUK qualifications are designed by leading professionals and delivered to centres and learners with integrity and compliance in mind. TQUK have rigorous quality assurance controls and procedures in place and are committed to maintaining the highest standards of customer service, qualification delivery and assessment.

TQUK are fully approved as an awarding organisation by Ofqual and award RQF courses in a number of sectors. RQF courses have various credits values which can be applied to the National Credit Transfer System. TQUK accredit courses which are developed by industry experts and work hand in hand with organisations ensuring the calibre and worth of courses provided.

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