Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) Level 4

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Approximately 180 hours of study required

A Distance Learning Course is the ideal way to gain a qualification without having the worry of trying to fit your studies around your everyday life.  You can complete your studies in your own time and we are on hand seven days a week to help you plan your future.

Course Description

If you want to develop your knowledge of becoming a Higher Level Teaching Assistant so that you can embark on a rewarding career or you are already working in a related field and want to improve your career prospects, then this is the course for you.

The Distance Learning Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) course study modules are based around the professional standards for HLTA status which set out for teachers, employers and parents the contribution to pupils’ learning that HLTAs are expected to make.  The course has been written alongside the 33 TDA standards and will provide you with the underpinning knowledge to progress in this field on gaining the relevant experience for HLTA status.

This course is aimed at candidates wishing to become a Higher Level Teaching Assistant. It will enable you to:

- Learn how to support child development in schools and evaluate learning activities.
- Develop skills to create positive relationships between young people and staff.
- Gain knowledge of how ICT, music and games assistant in learning and development.
- Increase your awareness of correct behaviour management and learning how to promote positive behaviour.

Previous Knowledge Required

You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course.

You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor.


You will receive the entire package of course materials in a single dispatch together with dedicated Tutor Support for 12 months.  All assignments are marked by one of our professional Tutors who will offer regular feedback and guide you through your course.

You will be provided with the telephone number for your dedicated Student Support Team who will be available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that you will receive unlimited support for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.


There is a mixture of question types requiring a range of responses, including: descriptive answers or the completion of practical activities.  If you are currently working with children, the activities may be used in support of your particular role. However, if you are not actively working with children at present, you will find that wherever possible the questions are structured to provide you with alternative means of answering them. 

You must successfully complete a series of activities and assessments. Once all assessments and activities have been completed satisfactorily, you will then be awarded your certificate.  The good news is, there is no final exam.

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Enrolment Fees

You can enrol online today by either paying in full or taking advantage of our easy payment plan.  The first instalment will be due one month following enrolment.

Please note the easy payment plan is not available to International Students.

Delivery costs are as follows:
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  • Unit 1: Supporting Child Development In School
    Intellectual development
    The importance of planning
    Factors affecting child development
    Confidentiality procedures

  • Unit 2: Developing Positive Relationships
    Providing effective support for colleagues
    Conflict resolution
    Communicating with children
    Encouraging expression of feelings

  • Unit 3: Supporting and Promoting Learning Through ICT
    ICT in the curriculum
    Support for ICT based learning
    The importance of self-reflection
    Ensuring equality of access
    Issues surrounding ICT use

  • Unit 4: Supporting Teaching and Learning Through Play
    Using games and music to enhance communication
    Games to develop communication skills
    Role play
    Everyday activities
    Encouraging learning through drama

  • Unit 5: Behaviour Issues
    The role of a HLTA in managing behaviour
    Behaviour patterns
    Causes of challenging behaviour
    Promoting positive behaviour

  • Unit 6: Planning and Evaluating Learning Activities
    Supporting independent learning
    Teaching and learning resources
    Evaluating learning activities
    Supporting gifted and talented pupils
Awarding Organisation

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by Training Qualification UK (TQUK).

The course itself has been designed by the publisher to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The course has been endorsed by TQUK. This means this course has undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses’ it offers meet a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.

The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification, but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.

The course depth and study has been benchmarked at Level 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.



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