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Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Course Code: ABC561
Award Level 4 - Similar difficulty to NVQ Level 4

Course Overview

Do you have an interest in helping children development? Then this course will give you an in-depth knowledge in doing just that, from home!

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. It will enable you to:

  • 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 assistant in learning and development.
  • Increase your awareness of correct behaviour management and learning how to promote positive behaviour.

All course materials will be delivered to you by post or via email, so it couldn't be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors will help you every step of the way by email.

There is up to one year to complete this course, so you can work at your own pace. Completed coursework can be delivered by post or via email, so handing in an assignment is simple.

Boost your career opportunities and equip yourself with the skills you need for your long term success. Home learning is simple and stress-free, so enrol with us today!

Course Content

  • Unit 1: Supporting Child Development in School
    • Intellectual development
    • The importance of planning
    • Factors affecting child development
    • Confidentiality procedures
    Unit 2: Developing Positive Relationships
    • Providing effective support for colleagues
    • Conflict resolution
    • Communicating with children
    • Encouraging expression of feelings
    Unit 3: Supporting and Promoting Learning through ICT
    • ICT in the curriculum
    • Support for ICT based learning
    • The importance of self-reflection
    • Ensuring equality of access
    • Issues surrounding ICT use
  • Unit 4: Supporting Teaching and Learning through Play
    • Using games and music to enhance communication
    • Games to develop communication skills
    • Role play
    • Everyday activities
    • Encouraging learning through drama
    Unit 5: Behaviour Issues
    • Legislation
    • The role of a HLTA in managing behaviour
    • Behaviour patterns
    • Causes of challenging behaviour
    • Promoting positive behaviour
    Unit 6: Planning and Evaluating Learning Activities
    • Supporting independent learning
    • Teaching and learning resources
    • Evaluating learning activities
    • Supporting gifted and talented pupils

Other Information

  • Assessment

    This course is assessed by a series of written assignments, which are submitted and then marked by your tutor. No external examination is required.

    Course Duration

    You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. We suggest that the course will take approximately 180 hours to complete. This is more than enough time to give you flexibility and work at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines.

  • Study Method

    The course is designed for distance learning at work or at home. Students receive all course materials which include a study guide and written assignments, plus tutor support by email.

    Course Outcomes

    At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

    The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme.  This means that Open Study College has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria.  The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. 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 difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner. 

    The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements.  ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met.  A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

    ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit 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.

    Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers over 600 Ofqual 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.

course questions & answers

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Pen
  • Study guide
  • Comprehensive study notes
  • Personal tutor support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
Are there any additional costs?

No, everything you need is included in the price!

How do I get my work assessed?

Once we receive your work we will mark it and return it to you. On successful completion of the course you will be awarded your Higher Level Teaching Assistant Level 4 certification.

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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    "Thank you"

    - Tina Rathore, Southampton

    Really happy so far. Everytime I need help I email my tutor and she gets in touch so quickly all the time.

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