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Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Course Code: TQ005
Course 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!

Enrol now and receive a £25 gift voucher towards your next course.

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

    You will study this course by distance learning, which will enable you to learn when and where you want. You can study from home or at work; it is completely up to you. All your materials will be posted or emailed to you online, whichever you choose. You will also receive our tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!

    Course Outcomes

    At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by Training Qualification UK (TQUK).

    The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The course has been endorsed by TQUK. This means Open Study College have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses’ it offers meet a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.

    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 your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.

    The course depth and study has been benchmarked at Level 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

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?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE NUS Extra card worth £12.00
  • FREE CV writing service
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • *Student study planner
  • *Three colour highlighter
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet
  • * Not included with the online study option

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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