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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

Average Duration:240 hrs

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.

Course Info

Course Title:Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) Diploma

Awarding Body:ABC Awards

Average Duration:240 hrs

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.

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.

  • 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.

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.

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

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.

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  • Would highly recommend NCC to anyone

    By on 17 May 2016
    I started this course after being let down by another college and the help and support that I received from the start was exemplary I honestly couldn't ask for better help. I am nearing the end of my course now and by being able to do it in my own time has given me the chance to continue working as well as learning and studying at the same time.

    I could contact my tutor by email and receive an email back literally within minutes. Once I submitted assignments I found the feedback to be honest, helpful and constructive. The assignments are all hand written and so take about a week to 10 days for the feedback.

    The information and folder that I received was packed with helpful resources and links and really made my learning much easier.
    I would highly recommend NCC to anyone and it is definitely worth the price.

    Thank you again!!!
    Dear Claire Brown
    Many thanks for searching out NCC Home Learning once you had been let down by another provider, we are delighted to have you on board as a student. Thanks also for your 5 star review which details your positive experience with NCC to date. We wish you all the very best for the remainder of you course and if you require any support, please do not hesitate to contact out team. Thank you for confirming that you would recommend NCC and that you recognise that we are competitively priced.

    Kind regards
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  • Really enjoyed my course

    By on 16 May 2016
    I really enjoyed my course. I found it hard as my computer software was not compatable with NCC Home Learning, but with the support of Sally, Joshua and my tutor Kerry , we got through it! Thank you.
    Dear Michelle
    Many thanks for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased that the team have been supportive and that the software compatibility issue has been overcome. If we can be of any further assistance in the future, please do not hesitate to contact the team. Best wishes.

    Kind regards,
    NCC Team
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  • Set my expectations very high indeed!

    By on 10 May 2016
    I've been very impressed with the course, the materials, the ease of contact / quality of feedback and the structure. My SEN course that was part of a package from UK Learning College is from another provider and I'm struggling to apply myself to it in the same way as the HLTA course. The presentation is much more drab and the way the activities are split up makes a lot less sense than your course. I'll struggle through though, I'm committed to my new career choice and I'm hoping the qualification earned via NCC will give my career a boost.

    I'm aware that I've worked more intensively that a lot of your students might do but I found that this was the best approach for me. Thanks again for a great course, this being my first distance learning course the only negative that I would have is that you've set my expectations for other learning very high indeed!
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  • Really stretched my mind...

    By on 10 May 2016
    I found the course challenging at times but I used the resources I was given and had success. Each module I completed was successful and had none returned for additional work to be done. I did find that there was quite a gap between each Module which for some people would be ideal, for me I would have preferred a shorter period of time.

    I enjoyed the course and it really stretched my mind and made me think and be creative.
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  • Definitely looking at more NCC courses!

    By on 28 April 2016
    I spent a long time looking for a course I could complete around working full time. This particular course (and the Child Psychology level 3) really stood out to me because of the reviews. I haven't regretted it at all! Ray (my tutor) is great with feedback and gets work back t me nice and quickly. I've found the file (While a little over whelming at first) really informative and only needed to research further to satisfy my own curiosity. It's taken me about 4 months of fairly relaxed working to get to the stage where I am submitting my final piece of work so it's very doable in the time frame.

    Already having a look about as to what I want to do next!
    Dear Hannah Wilson
    Thank you for your fantastic review, I've passed on your feedback to Ray (he loves hearing from his students). Good look with your continued studies and as always, contact our team if you require any support.
    NCC Team
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  • Very highly recommended

    By on 30 March 2016
    I am currently studying towards the HLTA Diploma. Having received my pack in the post, I found the material very straight forward and easy to follow. Queries I raised were responded to very quickly, I can't fault the support that I have received. This is a fantastic course, very highly recommended.
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  • Would use again for another course

    By on 30 March 2016
    The course was easy accessible the only problem I found was reading it online in future I would opt for paper version as its only me but find reading course information hard online much prefer a paper copy would def use them again for another course
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  • Great service, very friendly and really helpful

    By on 14 March 2016
    NCC Home Learning is very easy to set up. My Tutors are very helpful with any questions I have had. They are quick at replying, with great info and feedback on my coursework.
    Dear James Clarke
    Many thanks for your positive review of NCC Home Learning, very much appreciated. We are pleased that you are progressing well on your Higher Level Teaching Assistant Diploma and that you are receiving helpful and timely support from the team. We are also pleased that the coursework feedback is suitable for your needs. Please feel free to contact the office should you require any assistance at any time.

    Kind regards,
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  • Fantastic course! Wonderfully helpful staff!

    By on 22 January 2016
    Just completed their HLTA level Diploma. Was a fantastic course!!

    Highly recommend it to anyone! The course was very well laid out, obviously a lot of thought has been put into to writing this course! The materials looked very professional and was a joy to work through.

    My tutor (Ray Rev) was extremely helpful. His feedback from my assignments were always informative and very useful! A big thank you Ray and Sally for everything!
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  • Amazing!

    By on 22 January 2016
    I found this course to be great for me. I already work in a school & wanted to extend my own learning without the hassle & expense of going to college.

    I thought that the course was realistically priced & being able to spread the cost was great. The course itself was informative & self explanatory. Sally & Daniel were amazing any issues Sally was quick to respond.

    Daniel always put positive remarks within my feedback along side any amendments. Trying to decide which course to do next I have recommended this style of learning to some of my colleagues as it fitted in well with my busy life style. Thanks again to Sally & Daniel .
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  • Thank you!

    By on 5 November 2015
    Thank you for the learning opportunity I have gained from this course
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  • Work marked quickly

    By on 14 September 2015
    I accessed the course through my employer. The work file was quick to arrive and was easy to follow and included lots of useful and relevant information. Submitted work was marked quickly and communication with tutor was very good. I have recommended this course to my colleagues.
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  • Flexible - amazing tutor!

    By on 24 August 2015
    I enjoyed my course a lot as it suites my life style, which is very busy. NCC Home Learning gives me flexibility and was easy to combine with my work and family life. I would definitely recommended this type of learning to my friends or work colleagues. I had really amazing tutor, Amanda always responded to my assignment very quickly with great comments and useful advices.
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  • Intense, challenging and interesting

    By on 3 August 2015
    I found this course very intense, challenging and interesting which has supported me in furthering my current career, in teaching education. The staff and team supported all my needs with efficiency. The tutor I was assigned with was outstanding and responded to any concerns and question effectively. I set my own targets which also helped me completed this course. The course had everything I needed to support my learning, hence I found I wanted to research further information on topics raised in this course. At first I thought I would not like or enjoy doing online study, but found it great as I could work at my own speed and time. The feedback from the tutor was very valuable as this gave me more scope and encouragement for the next module. I will be reporting back to my employers to continue to recommend NCC Home online study to others in my work establishment. I would like to thank all the team and special thanks to Kerry Steele and Sally Swift for all the support and fast response I received during my studies. Kindest Regards Jacqueline Bright.
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  • Beneficial course

    By on 2 June 2015
    Course was great and beneficial to my job as well as my career. Tutor was in contact and gave feedback back quite quickly. Customer service adviser was amazing and always in touch to answer any questions that I had. Only concern was that I was unsure who to send the modules to, after several months of modules being sent to the wrong place until I contacted someone from NCC for more information. Special thanks to Sally and Ray Rew!!
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  • Quick responses!

    By on 23 April 2015
    I would like to thank Amanda for her help and support and guidance. I had a very short deadline with this course and Amanda responded quickly and effective with feedback.
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  • Enjoyable and interesting course

    By on 21 April 2015
    The HLTA course has been very effectively for learning. The tutor has been very helpful for me. It was a very enjoyable and interesting course. I will definitely recommend this course to my friends. Thank you.
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  • Easy to understand and study

    By on 19 March 2015
    I have thoroughly enjoyed the course and it was easy to understand and study, I thought the communication was wonderful and staff where very helpful with any queries I have had and were very supportive, I am very happy with the course I have done and the support I received throughout the learning journey.
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  • Would recommend

    By on 17 February 2015
    I enjoyed this course very much, I thought the learning materials were appropriate, user friendly and easy to read and understand. I especially appreciated the feedback from each of my module assignments provide by my tutor, Amanda Bradshaw. Her feedback was detailed and thorough and it was very apparent that she has read my assignments thoroughly. If I were to do another course I would definitely consider doing it through NCC. Many Thanks. Jade Loftus.
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  • Very pleased

    By on 10 January 2015
    Beside reading the course materials I also had to do lots of searching online, books. Well, I would say this was very helpful. I was very pleased with all tutors, they were very helpful in answering my questions and giving feedback after each assignment. Than you and will be back soon.
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  • Definitely the right course for me

    By on 3 December 2014
    I knew from my first feedback comments that I was doing the right course - thanks to the tutor's confidence in me. I am thoroughly enjoying working in a special needs school where I am being very well valued by teachers. I would consider doing a course on counselling children.0
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  • Really enjoyed the course

    By on 20 June 2014
    I did really enjoy NCC Home Learning Course as I did one before, I would do another one if I need to. Thank you very much for all of your help.
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  • A very enjoyable course

    By on 13 May 2014
    I found this course very easy to access, the materials were very useful, tutor and student support was very good. I would recommend NCC Home Learning to people who are looking to further their career, and experience. Thank you for a very enjoyable course.
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  • Very useful course

    By on 30 April 2014
    Very useful course for anyone who has any experience working in a non-teaching role in a school. Although anyone can do the course, it is much easier to complete if you are or have worked in either a primary o secondary school. The learning materials are easy to follow and relate closely to the tasks in the assignment and the tutor feedback was very positive, The accreditation and standards both match up to industry requirements. Enjoyable and highly recommended course.
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  • Really interesting

    By on 23 April 2014
    I found this course really interesting, through this course I not only learned about the role of HLTA in detail but also learned that how I can develop myself professionally. I liked the situation based questions, it helped me to think in more detail and helped me to understand how I can deal with different situations in my work place.

    Thank you for helping me and guiding me throughout my course, I really enjoyed this course and in near future will intend to take more courses because it is flexible and I can complete the course according to my schedule. I will definitely recommend NCC Home Learning to my friends and colleagues as there are a variety of courses and anybody can choose the courses according to their interest and needs.
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  • Great tutor support

    By on 22 April 2014
    I would like to thank my tutor for her quick responses to any email I sent her and her positive comments on each module.
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  • Really enjoyed it

    By on 18 April 2014
    Really enjoyed this way of learning found it easy to fit around work. Thankyou.
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  • Very Motivating

    By on 26 February 2014
    Thoroughly enjoying the course and the confidence it has given me to change direction in my career. The tutor system works well and I find my tutor very motivating.
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