Higher Level Teaching Assistant Level 4

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Higher Level Teaching Assistant Level 4

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This 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.  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:

NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools

NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching & Learning in Schools.

 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.

Course Contents

This course is based on eight study sessions:

1.            The role of Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)

2.            Overview of the application and assessment process

3.            Gaining supportfrom your school

4.            Securing funding

5.            Identifying additional training needs

6.            Preparing for assessment

7.            The assessment process

8.            The HLTA Standards

For a full description of the syllabus please download the full details at the top of the page

Study Method

The course is designed for study by distance learning at work or at home.  Students receive course manual, assignments and studyguide plus tutor support by mail and email.  You can start at any time and plan your studies over a period of up to one year from the time of enrolment.  

Course Duration

Students may register at any time and have a full year to complete their studies.  The course will take around 90 hours of study to complete.


On completion of the study programme there is a single tutor marked assignment on which the certificate is based.

Course Certification

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 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 to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications.   ABC Awards & Certa Awards 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


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