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Level 4 Certificate for Higher Level Teaching Assistants

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The Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) role was introduced in 2003, following workforce reform to raise standards and tackle workload in the classroom. The Level 4 Higher Level Teaching Assistant Certificate is a regulated qualification approved by Ofqual demonstrating to employers that you have the necessary skills as an HLTA.

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The learning outcomes for the course are closely aligned to the HLTA standards.

The standards set out what you need to know, understand and be able to do in order to achieve HLTA status. There are 31 standards, grouped under three headings:

• Professional values and practice

• Knowledge and understanding

• Teaching and learning activities.​

This Level 4 Certificate for Higher Level Teaching Assistants is aimed at those learners currently working as a teaching assistant who wish to progress to Higher Level Teaching Assistant status. It provides learners with the knowledge and understanding to analyse and meet the challenges that classroom assistants may encounter. Learners will also gain knowledge and skills to work with individuals and groups, gaining insight into supporting learners with special educational needs.

Before you can complete this qualification, you must be working as a teaching assistant or be able to obtain voluntary or paid work experience in a school, as the role of an HLTA is to significantly improve the classroom and have impact on pupil progress.

You will need to produce a portfolio of evidence and have an observation in the workplace. 

Teaching Assistants who wish to progress to Higher Level Teaching Assistant status. 

To undertake this qualification you need to have the following in place:

  • You should already be a teaching assistant
  • The support of your school 
  • The support of your headteacher
  • Appropriate level 2 qualifications in literacy and numeracy​


 


 

Contact Details

Aimee Cordioli
ACordioli@somerset.gov.uk​
03001231967​

Related Link

http://www.supportservicesforeducation.co.uk/Event/83141
Created at 08/01/2019 09:58 by Liam Bleeks
Last modified at 08/01/2019 09:58 by Liam Bleeks