Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Course code: TQ005
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Designed for those wishing to become a Higher Level Teaching Assistant, this extensive course will enable you to develop a detailed understanding of how to support learning and development.

  • Learn how to support child development in schools and evaluate learning activities.
  • Develop skills to create positive relationships between young people and staff.
  • Gain knowledge of how ICT, music and games assist in learning and development.
  • Increase your awareness of correct behaviour management and learning how to promote positive behaviour.
Course Overview

There has been a rise in demand for Teaching Assistants in recent years, with higher qualified candidates being increasingly sought after to fulfil these roles.

Higher Level Teaching Assistants enjoy a rewarding and supportive career, flexible working hours, extensive holidays and can progress to earnings of around £18,000 per year with experience.

This course is aimed at candidates wishing to become a Higher Level Teaching Assistant.

Course Duration

Up to 1 year.

Study Hours

Approximately 160 hours.

Course Outcome

TQUK certificate of achievement in Higher Level Teaching Assistant.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Assessment

Tutor marked assignments.

Course Content
  • Intellectual development
  • The importance of planning
  • Factors affecting child development
  • Confidentiality procedures
  • Providing effective support for colleagues
  • Conflict resolution
  • Communicating with children
  • Encouraging expression of feelings
  • ICT in the curriculum
  • Support for ICT based learning
  • The importance of self-reflection
  • Ensuring equality of access
  • Issues surrounding ICT use
  • Using games and music to enhance communication
  • Games to develop communication skills
  • Role play
  • Everyday activities
  • Encouraging learning through drama
  • Legislation
  • The role of a HLTA in managing behaviour
  • Behaviour patterns
  • Causes of challenging behaviour
  • Promoting positive behaviour
  • Supporting independent learning
  • Teaching and learning resources
  • Evaluating learning activities
  • Supporting gifted and talented pupils