This HLTA course is designed to upgrade our Teaching Support courses, allowing you to gain Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) status. This HLTA qualification enables you to work unsupervised in the classroom. The Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) role was introduced in 2003, following workforce reform to raise standards and tackle workload in the classroom. HLTA status is awarded to support staff who meet the national standards.
We strongly recommend checking out our Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 4 course which is the easiest was to attain Advanced Practitioner in Schools and Colleges status.
The HLTA course will provide an understanding of the knowledge and skills required; and the assessment process on which HLTA status is based.
A HLTA can be employed by both primary and secondary schools, and the HLTA responsibilities undertaken will be relevant to the specific educational setting. Typically, a Higher Level Teaching Assistant has a bigger level of responsibility than that of other support staff due to having advanced classroom experience and/or the relevant HLTA qualification.
The knowledge of a Higher Level Teaching Assistant can sometimes mean that the role will offer support in a specialist area of learning; however, this is dependent on the way a school will utilise the skills of the individual HLTA. The general purpose of the role is to complement the teachers’ delivery of the national curriculum and work cooperatively with teachers, pupils and other support staff.
NCFE is one of the largest awarding bodies in the UK. Over 340,000 thousand students were awarded certification by NCFE last year through over 2,000 colleges and training providers nationally. With a heritage stretching back over 150 years.
Up to 40 hours, which is around 25 minutes per day for 3 months.
Students may register at any time and have a full year to complete their studies. The course will take around 40 hours of study to complete.
The course is specially designed for study by distance learning. Throughout this course, you may be expected to complete assignments, essays, research projects, posters, leaflets, presentations, PowerPoint presentations, video/audio recordings, work-based and practical learning sessions to meet the requirements of your course. This information will be included in your study pack detailing exactly what you need to do to accomplish your goals as a student.
To complete this course, you will have to complete several assignments. On completion, the certificate you will obtain will be awarded as: ‘Learning and Preparation for the Higher Level Teaching Assistant. This certificate is what you will need to book your formal assessment with your school or local authority. This will be your responsibility to implement as Oxbridge Home Learning have no affiliation with these external agencies or assessments. You will need to have both this certificate and the formal assessment completed to gain final HLTA status.
At the end of this course, successful learners will be awarded an NCFE Customised Qualification. The training courses have been designed specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home. You can read more about NCFE here.
Understanding what Higher Level Teaching Assistants do, and exploring the relationship with teachers.
A description of how HLTA’s are assessed and the application and assessment process
The importance of support from relevant placement and school staff
To be awarded the HLTA status, candidates must undertake a local authority assessment which involves a short preparation course (2 days) followed by an assessment visit to the school to see and observe the candidate. There is a charge for this by the assessment organisation and candidates would normally apply to their school or their local authority to fund this. This unit of the course describes how to apply for funding and what costs to expect.
Analysing your own knowledge, understanding and skills so that you can identify any additional training needs
Making sure that know what to expect and can provide evidence of your skills and knowledge
Learn about what HTLA standards are and what they mean in terms of your preparation and subsequent assessment.
You will have access to your personal tutor, via email and telephone, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.
You don’t need any prior skills in the subject area to start. However, as with all of our courses, we recommend a reasonable level of English reading and writing ability.
We provide all the specially written learning materials you require to study this course at home. The course fee also includes tutor support for 12 months.
You will receive everything you need to complete this course within the study pack we send to you.
No, this course is assessed by coursework alone.
No, all of the study materials are supplied within your learning pack.
That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).
This has allowed me to achieve Higher Level Teaching Assistant status, a great addition to my CV.
I am so much more confident after completing this course.
Interesting, enjoyable and relevant