NCFE CACHE Supporting Teaching and Learning Level 4

The smarter way to become a higher level teaching assistant (HLTA) and the final step for teaching assistants looking to maximise their growth to become an Advanced Practitioner in Schools and Colleges. Enhance your teacher training with this Ofsted approved NCFE Supporting Teaching and Learning Level 4 Teaching Assistant qualification. Build on your existing classroom experience. Develop skills in leadership, mentoring and reflection. Become an Advance Practitioner with a desirable teach assist skill set and the ability to work unsupervised in any classroom setting. With this STL Level 4 qualification, the average UK salary is £28k, and with the potential to earn up to £33,000.


Why it’s better to study STL4 instead of HLTA

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The Advantages of a Level 4 Teaching Assistant Qualification

Do you want to push your career as a teaching assistant? Gain more responsibility? Recognition? Better salary? Maybe you’re after those all-important leadership skills, so you can mentor others in school and college settings?If you’re nodding your head to those questions, you’ve come to the right place. Because the latest edition to our NCFE Suite gives classroom assistants a streamlined route to TA stardom. Delivered by expert tutors, your teacher training expands your knowledge, so you can better support people as individuals. You’ll develop insight into teaching theories, as well as partnership working, supporting mental health and SEND. You’ll cover age ranges from 5 years old and above.
Learn on the job!As a classroom assistant already working to a level 3 standard, you can continue to earn while you learn. Simply incorporate time for studying alongside your working day and within a year you’ll be even more qualified. You’ll have a friendly supervisor observing your work so that you can tick off key criteria. We do this to ensure you’re competent across all areas – and we’ll support you to ensure you always are!

Our Level 4 Supporting Teaching and Learning qualification is suitable for TAs:

  • Already working in learning support in a school – evidence needed of the last 12 months
  • Working at Level 3 looking for the next step in their professional development
  • Holding (or soon to hold) a Level 3 Teaching Support qualification
  • Wanting career progression or improved leadership and coaching skills
  • Considering further learning to advance into leadership positions within the education sector.

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