This course is available in Paper format and also online.
This Higher Level Teaching Assistant programme is designed for people who wish to gain Higher Level Teaching Assistant status. It provides an understanding of the knowledge and skills required; and the assessment process on which HLTA status is based.
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Higher Level Teaching Assistant Level 4
Course code: SH315
Delivery method: Paper Based or Online
Course duration: 12 Months (Approx. 40 hours study time)
Entry requirements: Students must be working in learning support in a school AND should have completed (or be completing) a level 3 QCF Teaching Support qualification such as:
Award achieved: ABC Awards & Certa Awards Certificate of Achievement
The aims of the course are to provide students with an understanding of the HLTA application and assessment process, and to assist them in preparing for the HLTA assessment against the published standards.
N.B. HLTA status is awarded following formal assessment conducted in school by an appointed assessor, and requires application to be made via school or local authority.
The course is based upon eight study sections:
1. The role of Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)
Understanding what Higher Level Teaching Assistants do, and exploring the relationship with teachers.
2. Overview of the application and assessment process
A description of how HLTA’s are assessed and the application and assessment process
3. Gaining support from your school
The importance of support from relevant placement and school staff
4. Securing funding
Making sure that your funding is arranged for the preparation course and assessment
5. Identifying additional training needs
Analysing your own knowledge, understanding and skills so that you can identify any additional training needs
6. Preparing for assessment
Making sure that know what to expect and can provide evidence of your skills and knowledge
7. The assessment process What to expect of the external assessment process
8. The HLTA Standards
Understanding the 33 HLTA standards and what they mean in terms of your preparation and subsequent assessment.
- Professional Attributes
- Professional Knowledge and Understanding
- Professional Skills – Planning and Expectations
- Professional Skills – Monitoring & Assessment
- Professional Skills – Teaching & Learning Activities
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).
The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Kendal Publishing Ltd has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. 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 demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.
The course itself has been designed by Kendal Publishing Ltd to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards/Certa endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.
Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer 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.
*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales
Paper Based Version
The course comes to you as a paper-based pack delivered by courier.
You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments.
Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor.
Our online courses are fully digitised versions of the paper-courses, so you can study on any PC or smart device when connected to the internet.
As with the paper course, your online learning programme is completely flexible, so you can study at a pace that suits you.
All of our online course content is broken down into bite size chunks to make your learning more manageable and effective.
The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. We call these Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs). You need only send the TMAs to your tutor for comment, not the self-assessment exercises which are also part of the course to help you gauge your progress.
This course can be taken over a 12 month period but you can complete it as fast or as slowly as you wish.
You will have access to a tutor via email who will mark your work and guide you through the course and will assist you with any problems you may have. In addition you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process.