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  • Accreditation by Stonebridge Associated Colleges
  • 10 units

Are you an aspiring teaching assistant looking to progress in your career? The Higher Level Teaching Assistant course is designed for learners that are looking for flexible online training and to find out more about what it takes to build a career in education.

Teaching assistants work closely with teachers and help them to manage their workload. Higher level teaching assistants earn more and have the chance to take on different responsibilities in the classroom. You could be planning and leading lessons, or encouraging child development.

Some schools employ higher level teaching assistants to specialise in one area of support. You could be focused on pupils with special needs, or English as a second language. If you want to add to your knowledge base, this qualification is for you.

Higher level teaching assistants work in a variety of settings including:

  • State schools
  • Private schools
  • Special schools
  • Early years centres

The Higher Level Teaching Assistant Diploma explores modules including how to promote positive values in a classroom setting and effective ways to collaborate with colleagues. Through distance learning, you’ll also discover how to meet curriculum objectives and develop in your role.

This online course provides an introduction to working as a higher level teaching assistant and acts as the first step towards securing a new position. You don’t need a placement with this study programme, which means that you can work through modules entirely online. Benefit from the support of a dedicated personal tutor and make the most of our interactive learning platform. Access careers advice or connect with likeminded students on your distance learning course.

What can I do after the Higher Level Teaching Assistant Diploma?

Once you have successfully completed your course, you could continue your training to become a higher level teaching assistant. You may choose to target a role in your current school, or apply for a job in a local school.

Some Stonebridge graduates go on to university to study towards a PGCE and qualified teacher status. There are also opportunities to try a variety of different roles in education including administration, private tutoring, mentoring or teaching English abroad.

On completion of your course, you will receive two certificates:

Certificate 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Higher Level Teaching Assistant Diploma

Higher Level Teaching Assistant Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.

Requirements for Entry

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Anyone who is studying for or has completed a course endorsed by an Ofqual approved awarding body is eligible to join Qualifications Register.  The Qualifications Register (QR) is an independent register that aims to serve both members of the public and those professionals who hold recognised qualifications.

QR's primary aim is to provide transparency to members of the public and employers. The QR is a searchable database that allows them to find a practitioner and view the relevant qualification and endorsements the practitioner holds. The member of the public is then able to make an informed decision in relation to the suitability of the practitioner.  QR also tracks whether practitioners have insurance, again something that is useful for members of the public.  QR can also help professionals gain insurance or find professional indemnity cover.  Click here to find out more.

Members of the public can check an independent source with complete confidence that the practitioner has the qualification(s) they claim to have and that any additional CPD the practitioner has, is verified and quality assured to make sure that the CPD is being done on a regular basis. QR tracks a practitioners endorsed CPD (in unison with our CPD accreditation partner Lifetime Awarding) and other key signals to help members of the public and employers to come to a more informed decision about the professional they intend to use. This is an enormously valuable signal that's increasingly important as business becomes more deregulated and privatised.

For practitioners QR helps you market your skills, endorsements and feedback transparently to a wider audience. It also gives you access to a community to help make you more able to progress and succeed in your field of expertise.  Click here to find out more.

Communication and Positive Relationships

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Establish fair, respectful, trusting, supportive and constructive with children and young people.
Demonstrate the positive values, attitudes and behaviour they expect from children and young people.
Communicate effectively and sensitively with children, young, colleagues, parents and carers.

Maintaining Communication with Children, Young People and Adults

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Demonstrate a commitment to collaborative and cooperative working with colleagues.
Directing the work, where relevant, of other adults in supporting learning

Curriculum, Planning and Assessment

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Know how statutory and non-statutory frameworks for the school curriculum relate to the age and ability ranges of the learners they support.
Understand the objectives, content and intended outcomes for the learning activities in which they are involved.
Know how to support learners in accessing the curriculum in accordance with the Special Educational Needs (SEN) code of practice and disabilities legislation.
Know how other frameworks that support the development and well-being of children and young people impact upon their practice.

Assessment, Monitoring, Feedback and Recording

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Use their area(s) of expertise to contribute to the planning and preparation of learning activities.
Use their area(s) of expertise to plan their role in learning   activities.
Devise clearly structured activities that interest and motivate learners and advance their learning.
Plan how they will support the inclusion of the children and young people in the learning activities.
Contribute to the selection and preparation of resources suitable for children and young people’s interests and abilities.
Monitor learners’ responses to activities and modify the approach accordingly.
Monitor learners’ progress in order to provide focused support and feedback.
Support the evaluation of learners’ progress using a range of assessment techniques.
Contribute to maintaining and analysing records of learners’ progress
Use their ICT skills to advance learning.
Organise and manage learning activities in ways which keep learners safe

Child Development

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Recognise and respect the contribution that parents and carers can make to the development and well-being of children and young people.
Understand the key factors that affect children and young people’s learning and progress.
Have sufficient understanding of their area(s) of expertise to support the development, learning and progress of children and young people.

Motivating Children and Young People

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Advance learning when working with individuals
Advance learning when working with small groups
Advance learning when working with whole classes without the presence of the assigned teacher

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Have high expectations of children and young people with a commitment to helping them fulfil their potential
Demonstrate the positive values, attitudes and behaviour they expect from children and young people
Know how to contribute to effective personalized provision by taking practical account of diversity

Special Educational Needs

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Know how to support learners in accessing the curriculum in accordance with the special educational needs (SEN) code of practice and disabilities legislation
Plan how they will support the inclusion of the children and young people in the learning activities
Use effective strategies to promote positive behaviour
Recognise and respond appropriately to situations that challenge equality of opportunity

Personal Professional Development

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Evidence that you know how to use ICT to support professional activities
Identify that you hold the required professional qualifications

Developing Your Own Area of Expertise

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Ensure that you are accessing and evaluating emerging theory and practice to develop professionally and update your knowledge and practice including responding to advice and feedback

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).

Are you an aspiring teaching assistant looking to progress in your career? The Higher Level Teaching Assistant course is designed for learners that are looking for flexible online training and to find out more about what it takes to build a career in education.

Teaching assistants work closely with teachers and help them to manage their workload. Higher level teaching assistants earn more and have the chance to take on different responsibilities in the classroom. You could be planning and leading lessons, or encouraging child development.

Some schools employ higher level teaching assistants to specialise in one area of support. You could be focused on pupils with special needs, or English as a second language. If you want to add to your knowledge base, this qualification is for you.

Higher level teaching assistants work in a variety of settings including:

  • State schools
  • Private schools
  • Special schools
  • Early years centres

The Higher Level Teaching Assistant Diploma explores modules including how to promote positive values in a classroom setting and effective ways to collaborate with colleagues. Through distance learning, you’ll also discover how to meet curriculum objectives and develop in your role.

This online course provides an introduction to working as a higher level teaching assistant and acts as the first step towards securing a new position. You don’t need a placement with this study programme, which means that you can work through modules entirely online. Benefit from the support of a dedicated personal tutor and make the most of our interactive learning platform. Access careers advice or connect with likeminded students on your distance learning course.

What can I do after the Higher Level Teaching Assistant Diploma?

Once you have successfully completed your course, you could continue your training to become a higher level teaching assistant. You may choose to target a role in your current school, or apply for a job in a local school.

Some Stonebridge graduates go on to university to study towards a PGCE and qualified teacher status. There are also opportunities to try a variety of different roles in education including administration, private tutoring, mentoring or teaching English abroad.

On completion of your course, you will receive two certificates:

Certificate 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Higher Level Teaching Assistant Diploma

Higher Level Teaching Assistant Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.

Requirements for Entry

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Anyone who is studying for or has completed a course endorsed by an Ofqual approved awarding body is eligible to join Qualifications Register.  The Qualifications Register (QR) is an independent register that aims to serve both members of the public and those professionals who hold recognised qualifications.

QR's primary aim is to provide transparency to members of the public and employers. The QR is a searchable database that allows them to find a practitioner and view the relevant qualification and endorsements the practitioner holds. The member of the public is then able to make an informed decision in relation to the suitability of the practitioner.  QR also tracks whether practitioners have insurance, again something that is useful for members of the public.  QR can also help professionals gain insurance or find professional indemnity cover.  Click here to find out more.

Members of the public can check an independent source with complete confidence that the practitioner has the qualification(s) they claim to have and that any additional CPD the practitioner has, is verified and quality assured to make sure that the CPD is being done on a regular basis. QR tracks a practitioners endorsed CPD (in unison with our CPD accreditation partner Lifetime Awarding) and other key signals to help members of the public and employers to come to a more informed decision about the professional they intend to use. This is an enormously valuable signal that's increasingly important as business becomes more deregulated and privatised.

For practitioners QR helps you market your skills, endorsements and feedback transparently to a wider audience. It also gives you access to a community to help make you more able to progress and succeed in your field of expertise.  Click here to find out more.

Communication and Positive Relationships

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Establish fair, respectful, trusting, supportive and constructive with children and young people.
Demonstrate the positive values, attitudes and behaviour they expect from children and young people.
Communicate effectively and sensitively with children, young, colleagues, parents and carers.

Maintaining Communication with Children, Young People and Adults

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Demonstrate a commitment to collaborative and cooperative working with colleagues.
Directing the work, where relevant, of other adults in supporting learning

Curriculum, Planning and Assessment

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Know how statutory and non-statutory frameworks for the school curriculum relate to the age and ability ranges of the learners they support.
Understand the objectives, content and intended outcomes for the learning activities in which they are involved.
Know how to support learners in accessing the curriculum in accordance with the Special Educational Needs (SEN) code of practice and disabilities legislation.
Know how other frameworks that support the development and well-being of children and young people impact upon their practice.

Assessment, Monitoring, Feedback and Recording

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Use their area(s) of expertise to contribute to the planning and preparation of learning activities.
Use their area(s) of expertise to plan their role in learning   activities.
Devise clearly structured activities that interest and motivate learners and advance their learning.
Plan how they will support the inclusion of the children and young people in the learning activities.
Contribute to the selection and preparation of resources suitable for children and young people’s interests and abilities.
Monitor learners’ responses to activities and modify the approach accordingly.
Monitor learners’ progress in order to provide focused support and feedback.
Support the evaluation of learners’ progress using a range of assessment techniques.
Contribute to maintaining and analysing records of learners’ progress
Use their ICT skills to advance learning.
Organise and manage learning activities in ways which keep learners safe

Child Development

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Recognise and respect the contribution that parents and carers can make to the development and well-being of children and young people.
Understand the key factors that affect children and young people’s learning and progress.
Have sufficient understanding of their area(s) of expertise to support the development, learning and progress of children and young people.

Motivating Children and Young People

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Advance learning when working with individuals
Advance learning when working with small groups
Advance learning when working with whole classes without the presence of the assigned teacher

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Have high expectations of children and young people with a commitment to helping them fulfil their potential
Demonstrate the positive values, attitudes and behaviour they expect from children and young people
Know how to contribute to effective personalized provision by taking practical account of diversity

Special Educational Needs

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Know how to support learners in accessing the curriculum in accordance with the special educational needs (SEN) code of practice and disabilities legislation
Plan how they will support the inclusion of the children and young people in the learning activities
Use effective strategies to promote positive behaviour
Recognise and respond appropriately to situations that challenge equality of opportunity

Personal Professional Development

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Evidence that you know how to use ICT to support professional activities
Identify that you hold the required professional qualifications

Developing Your Own Area of Expertise

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Ensure that you are accessing and evaluating emerging theory and practice to develop professionally and update your knowledge and practice including responding to advice and feedback

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).
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