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Higher Level Teaching Assistants (RQF) Level 4 Certificate

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  • Accreditation by Focus Awards
  • 7 units
  • 110.04 guided learning hours

Higher Level Teaching Assistants (RQF) Level 4 Certificate

If you are currently working as a teaching assistant but would like to advance your career, this Level 4 higher level teaching assistant course is the right option for you. Or, perhaps you want to find work as a teaching assistant, but you lack the formal qualification? The great news about this qualification is that there are no entry requirements. You can enrol straight away, regardless of your academic or professional background.

Teaching assistants are essential in any classroom to provide much-needed support to teachers, as well as young learners and their families. That is why a relevant qualification in the field is a sought-after asset by employers. By investing in your self-development, you will not only gain the confidence you need in the classroom, but you may be able to expand your role and salary as a higher level teaching assistant too.

During this Level 4 teaching assistant online course, you will develop all the skills required for a higher level teaching assistant role. You will understand notions of child development and wellbeing and have the knowledge to positively support young people and help them reach their full potential. You will also learn how to create effective relationships with children, families, carers and teachers, plus tactics for creating efficient lesson plans, monitoring pupils and delivering assessments.

Who should study this course?

Whether you have worked with children your entire life, albeit in a different capacity, or you come from a different professional background, you will find this online qualification completely accessible and suitable to your purpose of becoming a higher level teaching assistant.

As there are no entry requirements you can enrol straight away and study in your own time, at home. You will be able to access the course materials online 24/7 and therefore plan your study around any other commitments. If you are already working as a teaching assistant, you will not need to abandon your position. You can gain new skills and progress while retaining your role and earnings.

Am I required to do a placement?

To complete this higher level TA course, you will need to secure a work placement of up to 50 hours within a school setting. The work experience can be paid or voluntary and it can take place in an infant, primary or secondary school.

Our dedicated support team can help with any questions but, for peace of mind, we recommend that the work experience required should not take place in the following settings:

  • Nursery
  • Pre-school
  • After school clubs
  • Holiday clubs
  • College
  • University
  • Any other alternative learning environments i.e. open learning colleges, Sunday schools etc.

What happens after the course?

Once you complete this home learning Level 4 teaching assistant qualification, you can pursue a job as a higher level teaching assistant. However, if you decide you want to become a teacher, you can continue your studies with an Access to HE Diploma in Education, which will help you get into university. You can then work towards a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).

Other than a position as a higher level teaching assistant, you can also find work in other education specialities as a:

  • Special education needs teaching assistant
  • Student education service assistant
  • Student engagement coach

Qualification: Focus Awards Level 4 Certificate for Higher Level Teaching Assistants (RQF)

The Focus Awards Level 4 Certificate for Higher Level Teaching Assistants (RQF) will provide learners with the knowledge and understanding to analyse and address the different challenges that classroom assistants are likely to encounter. Learners will also understand working with individuals and with small groups as well as gaining essential insight into supporting pupils with special educational needs (SEN).

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):

Focus Awards is regulated by Ofqual, who are the regulator of qualifications (other than degrees), exams and assessments in England, and of vocational qualifications. Focus Awards draws on more than 80 years’ combined experience and expertise delivered by its founders. They come from a diversity of backgrounds, including the health and fitness sector, social services, academia, commerce and industry, and the Armed Forces.

Unit 1: Professional Knowledge and Development for Higher Level Teaching Assistants

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand what a Higher Level Teaching Assistant is and what is required of a Higher Level Teaching Assistant
  • Understand the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements for Higher Level Teaching Assistants
  • Understand how to work as a team member and identify opportunities for working with colleagues, managing their work where appropriate and sharing the development of effective practice with them

Unit 2: Child Development and Wellbeing 

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the different stages of child development
  • Understand the factors that can influence and affect children’s development and how these practice
  • Understand how to recognise and respect the contribution that parents and carers can make to the development and wellbeing of children and young people
  • Understand how frameworks that support the development and wellbeing of children and young people impact upon their practice

Unit 3: Supporting Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs   

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how to support learners in accessing the curriculum in accordance with the special educational needs (SEN) code of practice and disabilities legislation
  • Understand how to promote equality, diversity and inclusion when working with children and young people
  • Understand how to support children and young people with learning difficulties
  • Know and understand the special educational needs for learners with sensory and/or physical needs
  • Understand how to support children and young people with English as an additional language

Unit 4: Promoting children and Young Peoples Positive Behaviour

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the policies and procedures for promoting positive behaviour
  • Be able to promote the positive values and attitudes and behaviour expected from children and young people
  • Be able to respond to inappropriate and challenging behaviour from children and young people
  • Be able to contribute to reviews of behaviour and behaviour policies

Unit 5: Working with Individual and Groups of Learners

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand ways of working with individuals and small groups

Unit 6: Positive Working Relationships

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to communicate effectively and sensitively with children, young people, colleagues, parents and carers

Unit 7: Curriculum Planning, Monitoring, Delivery and Assessment

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to teach challenging, well-organised lessons across the age and ability range
  • Be able to use ICT skills to advance learning
  • Be able to use an appropriate range of strategies for setting learning objectives and monitoring progress and attainment
  • Be able to maintain and analyse records of learners’ progress

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).

Higher Level Teaching Assistants (RQF) Level 4 Certificate

If you are currently working as a teaching assistant but would like to advance your career, this Level 4 higher level teaching assistant course is the right option for you. Or, perhaps you want to find work as a teaching assistant, but you lack the formal qualification? The great news about this qualification is that there are no entry requirements. You can enrol straight away, regardless of your academic or professional background.

Teaching assistants are essential in any classroom to provide much-needed support to teachers, as well as young learners and their families. That is why a relevant qualification in the field is a sought-after asset by employers. By investing in your self-development, you will not only gain the confidence you need in the classroom, but you may be able to expand your role and salary as a higher level teaching assistant too.

During this Level 4 teaching assistant online course, you will develop all the skills required for a higher level teaching assistant role. You will understand notions of child development and wellbeing and have the knowledge to positively support young people and help them reach their full potential. You will also learn how to create effective relationships with children, families, carers and teachers, plus tactics for creating efficient lesson plans, monitoring pupils and delivering assessments.

Who should study this course?

Whether you have worked with children your entire life, albeit in a different capacity, or you come from a different professional background, you will find this online qualification completely accessible and suitable to your purpose of becoming a higher level teaching assistant.

As there are no entry requirements you can enrol straight away and study in your own time, at home. You will be able to access the course materials online 24/7 and therefore plan your study around any other commitments. If you are already working as a teaching assistant, you will not need to abandon your position. You can gain new skills and progress while retaining your role and earnings.

Am I required to do a placement?

To complete this higher level TA course, you will need to secure a work placement of up to 50 hours within a school setting. The work experience can be paid or voluntary and it can take place in an infant, primary or secondary school.

Our dedicated support team can help with any questions but, for peace of mind, we recommend that the work experience required should not take place in the following settings:

  • Nursery
  • Pre-school
  • After school clubs
  • Holiday clubs
  • College
  • University
  • Any other alternative learning environments i.e. open learning colleges, Sunday schools etc.

What happens after the course?

Once you complete this home learning Level 4 teaching assistant qualification, you can pursue a job as a higher level teaching assistant. However, if you decide you want to become a teacher, you can continue your studies with an Access to HE Diploma in Education, which will help you get into university. You can then work towards a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).

Other than a position as a higher level teaching assistant, you can also find work in other education specialities as a:

  • Special education needs teaching assistant
  • Student education service assistant
  • Student engagement coach

Qualification: Focus Awards Level 4 Certificate for Higher Level Teaching Assistants (RQF)

The Focus Awards Level 4 Certificate for Higher Level Teaching Assistants (RQF) will provide learners with the knowledge and understanding to analyse and address the different challenges that classroom assistants are likely to encounter. Learners will also understand working with individuals and with small groups as well as gaining essential insight into supporting pupils with special educational needs (SEN).

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):

Focus Awards is regulated by Ofqual, who are the regulator of qualifications (other than degrees), exams and assessments in England, and of vocational qualifications. Focus Awards draws on more than 80 years’ combined experience and expertise delivered by its founders. They come from a diversity of backgrounds, including the health and fitness sector, social services, academia, commerce and industry, and the Armed Forces.

Unit 1: Professional Knowledge and Development for Higher Level Teaching Assistants

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand what a Higher Level Teaching Assistant is and what is required of a Higher Level Teaching Assistant
  • Understand the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements for Higher Level Teaching Assistants
  • Understand how to work as a team member and identify opportunities for working with colleagues, managing their work where appropriate and sharing the development of effective practice with them

Unit 2: Child Development and Wellbeing 

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the different stages of child development
  • Understand the factors that can influence and affect children’s development and how these practice
  • Understand how to recognise and respect the contribution that parents and carers can make to the development and wellbeing of children and young people
  • Understand how frameworks that support the development and wellbeing of children and young people impact upon their practice

Unit 3: Supporting Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs   

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how to support learners in accessing the curriculum in accordance with the special educational needs (SEN) code of practice and disabilities legislation
  • Understand how to promote equality, diversity and inclusion when working with children and young people
  • Understand how to support children and young people with learning difficulties
  • Know and understand the special educational needs for learners with sensory and/or physical needs
  • Understand how to support children and young people with English as an additional language

Unit 4: Promoting children and Young Peoples Positive Behaviour

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the policies and procedures for promoting positive behaviour
  • Be able to promote the positive values and attitudes and behaviour expected from children and young people
  • Be able to respond to inappropriate and challenging behaviour from children and young people
  • Be able to contribute to reviews of behaviour and behaviour policies

Unit 5: Working with Individual and Groups of Learners

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand ways of working with individuals and small groups

Unit 6: Positive Working Relationships

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to communicate effectively and sensitively with children, young people, colleagues, parents and carers

Unit 7: Curriculum Planning, Monitoring, Delivery and Assessment

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to teach challenging, well-organised lessons across the age and ability range
  • Be able to use ICT skills to advance learning
  • Be able to use an appropriate range of strategies for setting learning objectives and monitoring progress and attainment
  • Be able to maintain and analyse records of learners’ progress

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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