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Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) Diploma

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 Title:Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) Diploma

Awarding Body:ABC Awards

Course Support:12 months expert tutor support

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.

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).

Course Info

Course Title:Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) Diploma

Awarding Body:ABC Awards

Course Support:12 months expert tutor support

Previous Knowledge

The good news is that learners who wish to undertake the ABC L4 Higher Level Teaching Assistant Diploma do not require any previous knowledge to enrol on the course as full support will be provided. However, it is always advisable to have study skills at level 3 and many leaners have completed qualifications such as Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools L3 or similar before embarking on the HLTA course. If in doubt, please contact the NCC student support team who will advise accordingly.

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.

The Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards is gained by successfully completing a series of assignments. Your personal tutor will review, mark and provide you with feedback on your work.

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that NCC Home Learning has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by NCC Home Learning to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

  • 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

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.

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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.

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).

Previous Knowledge

The good news is that learners who wish to undertake the ABC L4 Higher Level Teaching Assistant Diploma do not require any previous knowledge to enrol on the course as full support will be provided. However, it is always advisable to have study skills at level 3 and many leaners have completed qualifications such as Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools L3 or similar before embarking on the HLTA course. If in doubt, please contact the NCC student support team who will advise accordingly.

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.

The Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards is gained by successfully completing a series of assignments. Your personal tutor will review, mark and provide you with feedback on your work.

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.

  • 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

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that NCC Home Learning has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by NCC Home Learning to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

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