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Location: The RoundHouse
Days / Times: Tuesday 17:00 to 20:00
Tuition (£): 1417.00*
24+ Loan Amount: 1417.00****
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 in school, college, training provider or independent provider settings? 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.
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% consistently.
What are the benefits?
You will develop knowledge and effective skills in handling the challenges that you are likely to encounter.
Your school will secure additional high-quality support for pupils and staff.
Children and young people in education will benefit from effective professional support to maximise their potential.
You must be aged 19 or over and have evidence of:
Usually at least a grade C / 4 in GCSE English and Maths
Employment in a teaching assistant role - part time or full time - within a school or provider setting
The full support of your Head Teacher/Line Manager - a supporting letter will be needed at the interview stage
Significant experience in working as a teaching assistant with a range of children and young people
Capacity to attend College fortnightly for three hours
Confidence in using standard IT equipment
Ability to work at Level 4
Our courses require a minimum of 12 enrolments to run. You will be notified one week prior to the start date if the course is NOT going to run.
Professional Knowledge and Development for Higher Level Teaching Assistants
Child Development and Wellbeing
Supporting Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs
Promoting Children's and Young People's Positive Behaviour
Working with Individuals and Groups of Learners
Positive Working Relationships
Curriculum Planning, Monitoring, Delivery and Assessment
How will I be assessed?
A range of assessment methods is used, including group presentations, group tasks, academic posters, written tasks, professional discussions, assessment of skills during observations of your practice in your school, reflective practice, and professional and personal development plans.
Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?
You will need to provide stationery only.
What can I do after this course?
Once you have completed the HLTA, you can:
Progress in your current job role
Advance to a Foundation Degree (Teaching Assistants, Early Years, Children's and Young People’s Services or SEND Pathway)
Develop a teaching career
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* Tuition - This figure is the tuition fee to be paid - There are no concessionary fees available.
**** Advanced Learner Loan: if you are aged 19 or over and want to study at Level 3, 4, 5 or 6, you could apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the costs of your study. This is the fee that would need to be financed by a successful application for a loan. Alternatively, you or your employer could pay the fees directly.