TQUK Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) Level 4 Award (610/2726/1)
NCC, in partnership with TQUK, has developed the level 4 hlta course online, designed specifically for individuals who aspire to become Higher Level Teaching Assistants but currently lack a school placement to gather the required evidence for a Certificate or Diploma qualification.
This accredited Ofqual qualification using the RQF framework will serve as evidence that you possess the necessary knowledge and comprehensive understanding of the HLTA role within the classroom.
The TQUK Level 4 Higher Level Teaching Assistant Award is regulated by Ofqual, providing employers with the assurance that you possess the essential knowledge necessary to excel as a Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA).
Qualification Title: TQUK Level 4 Award for Higher Level Teaching Assistants ofqual Qualification Number: 610/2726/1 Total Credits: 12
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This level 4 higher level teaching assistant course, which is nationally recognised and approved by Ofqual, is designed for learners who are not able to meet the requirements of the placement aspect of the Certificate and Diploma but want to gain a regulated HLTA Level 4 award. This is a knowledge-based course and does not require you to already be employed as a Teaching Assistant (TA).
The objective is to enhance learners' knowledge, comprehension, and skills, empowering them to understand the challenges they will encounter in their professional environment.
Due to the additional responsibilities, Higher Level Teaching Assistants (HLTAs) are required to meet certain requirements that do not apply to lower-level teaching and learning support assistants.
Due to this increased level of responsibility, HLTAs can expect to receive a slightly higher salary than regular teaching assistants. However, pay rates are determined by employers and can vary significantly. Typically, one would expect to be paid between £17,000 and £24,000 per year. This salary may increase further with additional specialisms or responsibilities related to Special Educational Needs (SEN).
By completing the HLTA Level 4 Award regulated qualification you are demonstrating that you have an understanding of the role and its responsibilities without yet gaining practical experience within the classroom. It is the responsibility of the school to decide if you can be granted HLTA status (different schools have different requirements that need to be met before HLTA status can be awarded.)
If you register for this Award qualification, then you can rest assured that your qualifications will be able to contribute towards completing the Certificate qualification or the Diploma qualification. In addition to reducing the amount of work involved at the next stage, continuing your studies with NCC will ensure that we can provide a discount off your next course to take account of the reduced number of units required.
Once you have a work placement then you could consider the TQUK Level 4 Certificate for Higher Level Teaching Assistants or the new TQUK Level 4 Diploma for Higher Level Teaching Assistants, which we have pioneered the development of in collaboration with TQUK.
Qualification Title: TQUK Level 4 Award for Higher Level Teaching Assistants ofqual Qualification Number: 610/2726/1 Total Credits: 12
There are no specific entry requirements, however learners should have a minimum of level 2 in literacy and numeracy or equivalent. Should you not currently have any evidence of this, then please contact us at [email protected] and we will advise how you can achieve this as well as your HLTA qualification.
The recommended minimum age for this qualification is 16 years and above.
This is a knowledge-based course and does not require a placement setting.
This course is knowledge based, and so does not require any hands-on experience or work placement within a school.
The course consists of three units that demand various types of responses, including descriptive answers.
To begin, it is important to familiarise yourself with the course, its content, and the requirements it entails. Consider how you will fulfill these requirements and devise a plan to effectively manage your time in order to complete the course.
When tackling a unit, it is recommended to initially read through the entire text, disregarding any references to questions mentioned within. Once this initial reading is done, revisit each unit from the beginning and read through the text again, this time addressing the questions as they are referenced.
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. TQUK accredited courses have various credit values which can be applied to the National Credit Transfer System. TQUK accredit courses which are developed by industry experts and collaboration 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
Each learner will be assigned a personal tutor who will be on hand to answer any questions you may have throughout the 12-month duration of your studies via our dedicated learning portal.
NCC originally stood for the National Consortium of FE (Further Education) Colleges. This brought together the FE Colleges to achieve the best provision. Regular national meetings were attended by both Colleges and Government agencies who funded them. This was very helpful to them both to best deliver training to their students.
For more than 25 years NCC has supplied FE Colleges with learning materials as well as student marketing.
NCC now specialise in online training of a very high quality to students both self-funded, paid for by schools, employers and training providers.
Distance learning is the most flexible and convenient approach to studying. There is no need for you to attend college and you can study anytime, anyplace, anywhere that fits in with your lifestyle. Distance learning programmes are ideal for people who may have a job, family commitments, or any other commitment that won’t allow them time off to study.
Both our online and paper courses are completed via an online learning portal (LMS) which you can access after you receive your login details by email. Please ensure that you check your junk email if you do not receive your login details within 48 hours.
All learners will submit their assignments, receive feedback and correspond with their tutor directly through the LMS. If you require help from our support team, then simply email [email protected].
If you opt for the online course, you will not receive any course materials through the post. Everything is available via the LMS.
If you opt for the paper version, you are simply paying for a study book to be printed and posted to your home, or place of work. You will use this book as a reference guide, but you will still be required to upload your assignments and correspond with your tutor via the LMS.
If you are unable to access our online LMS, we do have alternative options available, so please email [email protected] in order to request further support.
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The cost largely depends on the type and size of the course. The course cost is determined by the expenses associated with its provision, taking into consideration the course's size and complexity, development costs, the presence of a study materials, and the level of tutor support required. Some courses also necessitate additional in-person assessments by assessors, which incur additional expenses and consequently affect the course's cost.
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Please note that there may be additional fees required should your course require an external invigilated assessment, such as A Levels, ICB qualifications etc. To clarify, please speak to a course advisor.
Once you've chosen your course, you have two options for enrolment:
- You can purchase the course online by clicking the "Buy now" button, which will enrol you automatically.
- Alternatively, you can call our helpline at 0333 3445 690, and our expert course advisors will assist you in signing up for the course and arrange for the delivery of any requested additional learning materials to your address.
All courses are available to purchase in full or via affordable monthly payments over 12 months. A £29 non-refundable deposit is required for monthly payments, and you will be required to set up a monthly direct debit.
We do not require you to complete a credit check to sign up for monthly payments.
We guarantee that you will receive any course materials ordered within 5 working days of registering, but for many of our courses it may take no more than 48 hours.
The course materials are always sent to you via a tracked courier service, to ensure that you receive your study book within our stated period.
All the relevant information required to complete your course is available via the LMS. Additional research via the internet is encouraged, depending on the level you are working at, to bolster knowledge of the subject area.
There is no requirement to purchase any additional materials.
You will have access to a dedicated personal tutor whom you can contact through the Learning Management System (LMS) for assistance and guidance on any course-related matters. Your tutor will only initiate contact in response to your messages. If you encounter any difficulties reaching your tutor, please don't hesitate to email us at [email protected]
Many courses require you to submit work to your tutor during the period of study, and your tutor will assess your work and provide feedback to you within 10 working days. Your tutor is available to you as much as you need them.
Please note that the course includes tutor support for a duration of 12 months. If you require additional time, please inform us, and we will make every effort to provide you with an option for a paid extension, if feasible, to assist you in completing your course.
Please be aware that our tutors are actively assisting multiple learners, and to ensure they are not inundated with excessive workloads, we have implemented a policy limiting learners to submitting a maximum of three units of work for evaluation at any given time. We recommend that you upload your completed units as you finish them. This way, you can benefit from your tutor's feedback to enhance your future assignment submissions.
Your work will be marked and feedback returned to you within 10 working days after submission. This is because our tutors are required to provide detailed, considered feedback to our learners that may take a while to formulate. We find that by working this way, our learners actually complete their course in less time, as they rarely need to submit an assignment more than twice.
Whilst it is possible to submit multiple assignments at the same time, we advise that our learners submit only one at a time. We want our learners to develop as they progress through their course, and find this is best achieved when a student embarks on a new module having taken into account tutor feedback from the previous submission.
Kindly note that our tutors are currently supporting multiple learners simultaneously. In order to maintain a balanced workload for them, we have established a policy that restricts learners to submitting a maximum of three units of work for evaluation at any given time.
Depending on the course you have chosen, and the amount of time you can commit, it could take from 6 weeks to 12 months to complete your course. Your end of support date is when you need to have your course copmpleted by in order to be able to be certificated, this is usually 12 months from purchase.
The duration of the course is largely down to you. The beauty of home learning is that it allows you complete flexibility to fit your studies around your lifestyle and other commitments. You can dedicate as much, or as little, time as you want to your studies - no one will be chasing you for your work or asking why you haven’t submitted an assignment.
We do strongly recommend, though, that before you purchase a course you assess your ability to commit the necessary time to completing the course in a timeframe that will not leave you losing your motivation.
All of our courses are accredited, so you need to show that you have acquired the knowledge to pass the course – this may involve sitting an examination, but it depends on the course you have chosen.
Some courses require you to be continually assessed throughout the course, while others may require an end of course exam or assignment (which may be completed at home) to be submitted to your tutor.
Certain types of qualifications, A-levels and GCSEs for example, do require you to sit invigilated exams at a registered test centre. You will need to organise and pay for the examinations yourself, however full details of what you need to do will be available from the centre who are delivering the qualification.
If in doubt, please email [email protected], NCC can then discuss or put you in touch directly with the course provider.
All of our courses are accredited and you will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the course.
For more information about this please see the section of the website that details how awarding bodies work and what the different types of qualifications are: https://www.ncchomelearning.co.uk/awarding-organisations
Yes, you can take as many courses as your time allows, but we would recommend that you clearly evaluate how much time you can commit to your courses of study.
The good news is that if your circumstances change you can always take a limited break and come back to your studies to save your paid for support.
If you decide to enrol on more than one course at the same time, speak to our enquiries team for any bundle deals or offers.
Certainly, in most instances, there are no geographical constraints on where you can undertake your studies. However, it's important to note that specific courses may be subject to geographical limitations imposed by the Awarding Organisation, and these restrictions will be clearly stated in the course description.
You just need to be aware that all tutors are based in the UK and work may need to be submitted to them via post, although in most cases e-mail can be used.
Where the course requires that you sit an invigilated exam at a test centre, there are many exam centres outside of the UK. However, we would advise that you check with us before purchasing one of these courses if you want to study from abroad.
If, after receiving the course, you decide it isn’t the right course for you, you may return the materials within 14 days, provided you have not yet submitted any coursework for evaluation. Please note that you will be responsible for covering the return shipping costs. We will refund your payment, minus a non-refundable deposit of £29. Additionally, you have the option to select an alternative course that better matches your goals and aspirations.
For any help on cancelling your course please email [email protected], we will only deal with cancellation enquiries via email.
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