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Level 4 Certificate for Higher Level Teaching Assistants

Highlights Include

  • Attending interactive workshops at Milton Keynes College
  • Working on group activities with other practitioners to extend your knowledge of education workplace practices
  • You will be allocated a Workplace Trainer who will support your learning within your own setting
  • English and Maths development is embedded


Duration: 9 months Start Date: 07/01/2019 Study Mode: Part-Time, Online Location: Chaffron Way Campus Fees: 16 - 18 £
19 - 23 £1417.00
24+ £1417.00
Overseas £1417.00

What does this course cover?

The course covers all areas of the teaching assistant role. This course is approximately 50% theory and 50% practical.  

You will study the following seven mandatory units:

  • Child development and well-being
  • Curriculum planning, monitoring, delivery and assessment
  • Development of the higher level teaching assistant role
  • Promote positive working relationships
  • Promote positive behaviour in children and young people
  • Supporting children and young people with special educational needs
  • Working with individuals and groups undertaking a learning activity.

What can I do after this course?

This qualification can be used as a stepping stone to training as a teacher or assessor.
Learners may wish to take teacher training qualifications such as:   
•Level 3 Award in Education and Training                                                  
•Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training
•Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training

Why choose this course?

This qualification is aimed at those learners currently working as a teaching assistant who wish to progress to Higher Level Teaching Assistant status. It will provide 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. Achieving this qualification is likely to enhance your career prospects and enable further training opportunities.

Entry requirements

You will need to have been employed as a teaching assistant for a minimum of three months, supporting learning activities within a school environment. You will need to demonstrate the required levels of responsibility relevant to this level 4 qualification.

On this basis, volunteers may be considered. You must be working or volunteering in this environment for a minimum of nine hours a week throughout the course.

You will be required to complete an initial assessment in English and Maths and achieve an appropriate level.

You must be a minimum of 16 years old.

Course detail

How much will I have to study each week?

There will be four hours of study a week. 

How will I be assessed?

There is continuous assessment through assignments online plus observations of your practice in the workplace. 

How will my progress be monitored?

Through theory workshops and one-to-one sessions with your allocated workplace trainer. You will also use a one-file e-portfolio system. 

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