ENDORSED QUALIFICATION AT LEVEL 4
A truly valuable and rewarding choice, the Higher Level Teaching Assistant course is perfectly suited to those seeking a career focused on developing young minds in the classroom.
Being a mentor and role model to children is an incredibly valuable and enjoyable role. As you watch kids develop, learning how to communicate and interpret the world around them, you are given a sense of accomplishment and pride that few other professions can offer.
This course is designed to give you a grounding in the core competencies required from modern-day professionals, along with insight and knowledge that will serve you well in the classroom environment. The government is working hard to improve adult-to-child ratios across the country, so there has never been a better time to train as a teaching assistant. This course is regarded as the quickest, easiest and most cost-effective route into this career.
Spread over 10 exciting and highly practical units (which you will find detailed on the ‘Snapshot’ tab above), the Higher Level Teaching assistant course examines the ‘core learning structure’, analysing how these skills that constitute this structure form a integral part of teaching and working with children.
Students will analyse and address the different challenges that Classroom Assistants are likely to encounter, and learn valuable skills and knowledge to ensure they don’t succumb to them. You will learn all aspects of the syllabus, ensuring a solid educational grounding, and you will train towards meeting the 33 professional standards laid down by the Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA). This will even make the transition from Teaching Assistant to qualified teacher possible, as students will have developed a clearer understanding of the knowledge and essential skills required.
In addition, you will learn how to support proactive classroom practices, along with the school and its management. Gaining essential insight into supporting pupils with special needs and disabilities, you will learn how to carry out your role professionally and compassionately. And, because this is a higher-level course, you will be prepared to carry out specialist roles and duties within specific parts of the curriculum; such as conducting lesson plans alongside your usual duties.
You may be surprised to learn that this course has no set entry requirements. In fact, we designed it to be as accessible as possible. If you have drive and the motivation to pursue a rewarding career in this industry, you are welcomed to apply. We will supply you will a full study guide to help you ease into the course, and you will also be assigned a personal tutor who will be on hand to assist you in the pursuit of success.