Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Course Code

TQ005

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This Higher Level Teaching Assistant course is designed for those wishing to take their teaching assistant career to the next level.

  • This course is a great addition to your CV which will help you to progress your career in education.
  • Study relevant topics that will provide you with the knowledge to fulfil HLTA responsibilities.
  • Explore topics such as how to build positive relationships, address behaviour issues, and how to plan and evaluate learning activities.
  • Study at home at your own pace.
Course overview

Our Higher Level Teaching Assistant course is a knowledge-only course that allows learning to build on their existing knowledge and experience as a teaching assistant. This course can support your CV with the addition of extra knowledge.

This course has been designed for those who are currently working in a teaching assistant role who are looking to develop their career further.

During your studies, you’ll learn more about the factors affecting development, how to build positive relationships with both colleagues and children, and how play can support the teaching and learning of children.

Course Duration

Up to one year.

Study Hours

Approximately 160 hours.

Course Outcome

Higher Level Teaching Assistant certificate of achievement from TQUK.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Assessment

Tutor-marked assignments.

Course content

Extra info

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for those currently working in a teaching assistant role and are considering progressing their career.

Assessment

This course is assessed by a series of assignments which are submitted to your tutor for marking. No external examination or practical work is required, so you can complete all assessed work from home.

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 160 hours to complete. This allows you to work at your own pace, without the pressure of tight deadlines.

Study method

This course will be studied entirely via distance learning, meaning you will complete your learning either from home or a place that suits you. Full tutor support will be available via email, so if you have any questions or need some guidance, your tutor will be here to help. Your course materials will include a series of self-assessment exercises and tutor-marked questions to allow both yourself and your tutor to monitor your progress.

The study method you choose depends on your personal learning style. Your options are:

  • Study pack: if you choose the study pack option, you will be sent a set of printed course materials.
  • Study online: if you choose this option, you will be sent your login details to our online portal through which you will access your course materials digitally. You can access your course via a desktop/laptop computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Course outcome

Once you have successfully completed this course, you will receive a Higher Level Teaching Assistant certificate of achievement from Training Qualifications UK (TQUK).

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.

Awarding body

The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learner or employer requirements. The course has been endorsed by TQUK, meaning Open Study College have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses they offer meet a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.

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

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