Are you passionate about developing educational opportunities for future generations? Would you like to support teachers and other professionals to improve educational opportunities for children and young people from Year 1 upwards? Do you wish to enhance your expertise in supporting learning and gain a professional qualification? Then this is the course for you.
The Level 4 Certificate for Higher Level Teaching Assistants is aimed at teaching assistants who wish to progress to HLTA status.
Derby College has an excellent track record for high-calibre inclusive teaching and learning. We strive for excellence and deliver superb lessons, support and feedback as well as continuous professional development.
Completing a qualification with us gives you a Level 4 qualification, exclusive access to high-quality course resources, library and career development services, as well as a busy Student Union with all the benefits and discounts that come with membership. We have good links with local schools and provide you with a progression event so you can plan your next steps in your career.
A course completed with Derby College sets you a cut above the rest. Our reputation for developing excellent teaching assistants is very good, and our pass rate is 100% (based on 2015/16 statistics).
What are the benefits?
You must be aged 19 or over and have evidence of:
Our courses require a minimum of 14 enrolments to run. You will be notified one week prior to the start date if the course is NOT going to run.
A range of assessment methods is used, including group presentations, group tasks, annotated photographs, written tasks, professional discussions, assessment of skills during observations of your practice in your school, reflective practice, and professional and personal development plans.
You will need to provide stationery only.
Once you have completed the HLTA, you can:
Tutor Jacqui Heath is teaching students from all over the world to improve their English and literacy skills after she gained Level 5 Diploma in TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) via Derby College.
Jacqui, whose background is in PR and journalism, initially took a PTLLS (Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector) course at her local college.
She wanted a career which combined her professional writing and editing skills with the teaching experience she gained while home educating her children.
Motivated by the rewards and challenges of adult education, she decided to further her qualifications by enrolling for the Derby College TESOL course. She gained the level 5 diploma in 2013.
Since then, Jacqui has taught students from across the globe – including Eritrea, Sudan, Pakistan and Eastern Europe – to confidently speak, read and write English.
Rather than studying online, Jacqui chose to go to Derby College so she could observe how her teachers delivered sessions.
The tutors gave generously of their expert experience as we gained all the knowledge and skills necessary to launch ourselves into an ESL teaching career, whether at home or abroad. I think the most important thing I left with was the confident thumbs up from the excellent teaching staff.