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TQUK Level 4 Certificate for Higher Level Teaching Assistants RQF

Course Code

OSC1449

Progress your career as a teaching assistant and increase your earning potential with this TQUK Level 4 Certificate for Higher Level Teaching Assistants.

  • This TQUK Level 4 Certificate for Higher Level Teaching Assistants will provide you with the qualification you need to progress.
  • Broaden your knowledge by studying a range of advanced topics that are essential in the role of a higher level teaching assistant.
  • Complete a placement during your studies and put your knowledge into practice.

Course overview

This TQUK Level 4 Certificate for Higher Level Teaching Assistants has been created for those currently working as a teaching assistant who wishes to achieve higher level teaching assistant status.

The qualification will help you as an aspiring higher level teaching assistant to develop your knowledge and skills to meet the challenges your workplace presents. You will also learn how to support pupils and small groups with a range of additional needs.

You will also need to complete a work placement during your studies to demonstrate your capabilities in the role of a higher level teaching assistant.

Course Duration

12 months.

Course Outcome

On successful completion of this course, you will receive a TQUK Level 4 Certificate for Higher Level Teaching Assistants RQF.

Entry Requirements

To enrol on this course, you must be aged at least 16 and be working or volunteering in a school as a teaching assistant.

Assessment

Tutor-marked assessments are internally set and marked by Open Study College with external verification from the awarding organisation. You will also need to complete a work placement.

Course content

Extra info

Course duration 

Once enrolled, you have 12 months access to the course content.  

Study method 

Your course will be studied through distance learning meaning you can learn the course at a time and place that suits you. Your course materials can either be emailed online or posted to you as a study pack depending on which you select at enrolment. You will receive your tutor support by email.

Assessment 

You will be required to complete seven tutor marked assessments during this course. Assessments are internally set and marked by Open Study College with external verification from the awarding organisation. 

Additionally, You must fulfil a minimum of 50 hours work as part of your current role or on a voluntary work placement in a teaching assistant role to achieve this qualification.

It is essential that you secure a placement in a reception setting or above with a suitably qualified teacher (to act as your workplace assessor) who can observe you, comment on your skills and sign the workplace evidence that you submit for your assessments. Direct observations are mandatory and will be used as evidence towards your qualification. Methods of assessment could include:

  • Direct observation of practice
  • Recorded professional discussions
  • Reflection on own practice in real work situations
  • Written assignments
  • Question and answer sessions

Course outcome 

On successful completion of this course, you will receive a Level 4 Certificate for Higher Level Teaching Assistants from TQUK.

Awarding body

TQUK is an awarding organisation recognised by the qualification regulators for England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Welsh Government in Wales, and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations, and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland. 

TQUK aims to provide qualifications that meet the needs of the industry. They are designed by leading professionals and delivered by centres to their learners with integrity and compliance in mind. 

What next?

Upon successful completion of this course, you could pursue a career in teaching by gaining one of the following teaching qualifications: 

  • TQUK Level 3 Award in Education and Training  
  • TQUK Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training  
  • TQUK Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training 

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