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Higher Level Teaching Assistants (RQF) Level 4 Certificate

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Higher Level Teaching Assistants (RQF) Level 4 Certificate

This Course at a Glance

This qualification is designed to help teaching assistants to expand their skills. If you work in a school environment and want to take the next step in your career, then the Focus Awards Level 4 Certificate for Higher Level Teaching Assistants (RQF) (60185338) is for you.

Teaching assistants provide essential support and feedback in a classroom. With professional training, you can increase your responsibilities and salary by becoming a higher level teaching assistant. As you progress, you can take on the task of teaching lessons, setting learning objectives and managing a class.

What will I learn?

  • Find out more about the day-to-day duties of a higher level teaching assistant and requirements for the role.
  • Understand child development and the factors that can influence it.
  • Support students who need extra help or have special educational needs (SEN).
  • Develop the skills you need to react to challenging situations and promote positive behaviour.
  • Plan effective learning activities, tailored to both groups and individuals.
  • Encourage communication with children, teachers and parents.
  • Teach lessons to suit a range of different ability and language levels.

All this and much, much more.

How can I study?

Complete this level 4 teaching assistant course in your free time, from home. Distance learning offers the flexibility to update your skills, while working full-time. Benefit from the support of a personal tutor and connect with our vibrant online community.

On average learners will take between 3 - 5 months to complete this course.

Modules

Unit 1: Professional Knowledge and Development for Higher Level Teaching Assistants

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand what a Higher Level Teaching Assistant is and what is required of a Higher Level Teaching Assistant
  • Understand the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements for Higher Level Teaching Assistants
  • Understand how to work as a team member and identify opportunities for working with colleagues, managing their work where appropriate and sharing the development of effective practice with them

 

Unit 2: Child Development and Wellbeing 

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the different stages of child development
  • Understand the factors that can influence and affect children’s development and how these practice
  • Understand how to recognise and respect the contribution that parents and carers can make to the development and wellbeing of children and young people
  • Understand how frameworks that support the development and wellbeing of children and young people impact upon their practice

 

Unit 3: Supporting Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs   

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how to support learners in accessing the curriculum in accordance with the special educational needs (SEN) code of practice and disabilities legislation
  • Understand how to promote equality, diversity and inclusion when working with children and young people
  • Understand how to support children and young people with learning difficulties
  • Know and understand the special educational needs for learners with sensory and/or physical needs
  • Understand how to support children and young people with English as an additional language

 

Unit 4: Promoting children and Young Peoples Positive Behaviour

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the policies and procedures for promoting positive behaviour
  • Be able to promote the positive values and attitudes and behaviour expected from children and young people
  • Be able to respond to inappropriate and challenging behaviour from children and young people
  • Be able to contribute to reviews of behaviour and behaviour policies

 

Unit 5: Working with Individual and Groups of Learners

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand ways of working with individuals and small groups

 

Unit 6: Positive Working Relationships

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to communicate effectively and sensitively with children, young people, colleagues, parents and carers

 

Unit 7: Curriculum Planning, Monitoring, Delivery and Assessment

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to teach challenging, well-organised lessons across the age and ability range
  • Be able to use ICT skills to advance learning
  • Be able to use an appropriate range of strategies for setting learning objectives and monitoring progress and attainment
  • Be able to maintain and analyse records of learners’ progress

Entry Requirements

Learners will need to produce full and articulate answers to questions. This is a Level 4 qualification, therefore learners will need to have good written and verbal communication skills (written skills, for example, would need to be at Level 2+).

Minimum Age restriction

16

Average completion timeframe

The average completion time for this course is 12 months.

Assessment requirements

Assessments will be carried out using various evaluation mediums such as, observation of practice, witness statements, reflections, case studies, placement log and written questions.

Placement or Practical required

Learners need to be working or have a placement that delivers the national curriculum. A supervisor or mentor who can act as a witness and verify work will be required for the learner. N.B: The term "verify" does not mean the same as "signing work off"; it is someone who can confirm that the learner did what they are saying they did. Our assessor will make the judgement as to whether the work submitted meets the criteria.

If placement or practical required, when?

Work placement is required throughout the qualification.

Is Membership Required?

No Membership

Certification Timeframe

You can expect to receive your certification within 12 weeks of successfully completing the qualification. Please note this can be longer if a EQA sample is required

Course Fees

All course fees, inclusive of all payment plans including our Premium Credit Limited option, must be settled before certification can be ordered.

*You will have access to the course for 24 months.

Focus

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The Focus Awards Level 4 Certificate for Higher Level Teaching Assistants (RQF) will provide learners with the knowledge and understanding to analyse and address the different challenges that classroom assistants are likely to encounter. Learners will also understand working with individuals and with small groups as well as gaining essential insight into supporting pupils with special educational needs (SEN).

 

Following the Focus Awards Level 4 Certificate for Higher Level Teaching Assistants (RQF), you can apply to be a higher level teaching assistant. This challenging and rewarding job will see you play a key role in the classroom.

Have you always wanted to lead your own class and have a direct impact on children’s learning? This respected Level 4 qualification will open up many exciting career opportunities, whilst giving you the confidence to work independently.

In the future, you may decide to go on to further study through a level 5 teaching assistant course. If you have ambitions to become a teacher, you can apply to university and gain a PGCE. Success in the education industry can also come in many forms. There are numerous opportunities in coaching, community work, administration and assessment.

  • SALE Savings End Midnight Tuesday 23rd April
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Tuesday 23rd April

Higher Level Teaching Assistants (RQF) Level 4 Certificate

This Course at a Glance

This qualification is designed to help teaching assistants to expand their skills. If you work in a school environment and want to take the next step in your career, then the Focus Awards Level 4 Certificate for Higher Level Teaching Assistants (RQF) (60185338) is for you.

Teaching assistants provide essential support and feedback in a classroom. With professional training, you can increase your responsibilities and salary by becoming a higher level teaching assistant. As you progress, you can take on the task of teaching lessons, setting learning objectives and managing a class.

What will I learn?

  • Find out more about the day-to-day duties of a higher level teaching assistant and requirements for the role.
  • Understand child development and the factors that can influence it.
  • Support students who need extra help or have special educational needs (SEN).
  • Develop the skills you need to react to challenging situations and promote positive behaviour.
  • Plan effective learning activities, tailored to both groups and individuals.
  • Encourage communication with children, teachers and parents.
  • Teach lessons to suit a range of different ability and language levels.

All this and much, much more.

How can I study?

Complete this level 4 teaching assistant course in your free time, from home. Distance learning offers the flexibility to update your skills, while working full-time. Benefit from the support of a personal tutor and connect with our vibrant online community.

On average learners will take between 3 - 5 months to complete this course.

Modules

Unit 1: Professional Knowledge and Development for Higher Level Teaching Assistants

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand what a Higher Level Teaching Assistant is and what is required of a Higher Level Teaching Assistant
  • Understand the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements for Higher Level Teaching Assistants
  • Understand how to work as a team member and identify opportunities for working with colleagues, managing their work where appropriate and sharing the development of effective practice with them

 

Unit 2: Child Development and Wellbeing 

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the different stages of child development
  • Understand the factors that can influence and affect children’s development and how these practice
  • Understand how to recognise and respect the contribution that parents and carers can make to the development and wellbeing of children and young people
  • Understand how frameworks that support the development and wellbeing of children and young people impact upon their practice

 

Unit 3: Supporting Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs   

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how to support learners in accessing the curriculum in accordance with the special educational needs (SEN) code of practice and disabilities legislation
  • Understand how to promote equality, diversity and inclusion when working with children and young people
  • Understand how to support children and young people with learning difficulties
  • Know and understand the special educational needs for learners with sensory and/or physical needs
  • Understand how to support children and young people with English as an additional language

 

Unit 4: Promoting children and Young Peoples Positive Behaviour

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the policies and procedures for promoting positive behaviour
  • Be able to promote the positive values and attitudes and behaviour expected from children and young people
  • Be able to respond to inappropriate and challenging behaviour from children and young people
  • Be able to contribute to reviews of behaviour and behaviour policies

 

Unit 5: Working with Individual and Groups of Learners

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand ways of working with individuals and small groups

 

Unit 6: Positive Working Relationships

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to communicate effectively and sensitively with children, young people, colleagues, parents and carers

 

Unit 7: Curriculum Planning, Monitoring, Delivery and Assessment

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to teach challenging, well-organised lessons across the age and ability range
  • Be able to use ICT skills to advance learning
  • Be able to use an appropriate range of strategies for setting learning objectives and monitoring progress and attainment
  • Be able to maintain and analyse records of learners’ progress

Entry Requirements

Learners will need to produce full and articulate answers to questions. This is a Level 4 qualification, therefore learners will need to have good written and verbal communication skills (written skills, for example, would need to be at Level 2+).

Minimum Age restriction

16

Average completion timeframe

The average completion time for this course is 12 months.

Assessment requirements

Assessments will be carried out using various evaluation mediums such as, observation of practice, witness statements, reflections, case studies, placement log and written questions.

Placement or Practical required

Learners need to be working or have a placement that delivers the national curriculum. A supervisor or mentor who can act as a witness and verify work will be required for the learner. N.B: The term "verify" does not mean the same as "signing work off"; it is someone who can confirm that the learner did what they are saying they did. Our assessor will make the judgement as to whether the work submitted meets the criteria.

If placement or practical required, when?

Work placement is required throughout the qualification.

Is Membership Required?

No Membership

Certification Timeframe

You can expect to receive your certification within 12 weeks of successfully completing the qualification. Please note this can be longer if a EQA sample is required

Course Fees

All course fees, inclusive of all payment plans including our Premium Credit Limited option, must be settled before certification can be ordered.

*You will have access to the course for 24 months.

Qualifications

Focus

Focus logo

The Focus Awards Level 4 Certificate for Higher Level Teaching Assistants (RQF) will provide learners with the knowledge and understanding to analyse and address the different challenges that classroom assistants are likely to encounter. Learners will also understand working with individuals and with small groups as well as gaining essential insight into supporting pupils with special educational needs (SEN).

 

Following the Focus Awards Level 4 Certificate for Higher Level Teaching Assistants (RQF), you can apply to be a higher level teaching assistant. This challenging and rewarding job will see you play a key role in the classroom.

Have you always wanted to lead your own class and have a direct impact on children’s learning? This respected Level 4 qualification will open up many exciting career opportunities, whilst giving you the confidence to work independently.

In the future, you may decide to go on to further study through a level 5 teaching assistant course. If you have ambitions to become a teacher, you can apply to university and gain a PGCE. Success in the education industry can also come in many forms. There are numerous opportunities in coaching, community work, administration and assessment.

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(National Average 73.8%)
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