Level 4 Certificate for Higher Level Teaching Assistants (RQF)
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Level 4 Certificate for Higher Level Teaching Assistants (RQF)

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Level 4 Certificate for Higher Level Teaching Assistants (RQF)

Take your teaching assistant career to the next level, with a professional qualification. The Focus Awards Level 4 Certificate for Higher Level Teaching Assistants (RQF) (60185338) provides the training you need to apply for a more advanced classroom role. Access an increase in salary, with new responsibilities that include planning lessons and setting assignments. 

What will I learn?

•    Explore the day-to-day job of a higher level teaching assistant. 

•    Find out more about child development and the factors that can affect it.

•    Provide extra help to students with special educational needs (SEN).

•    Handle challenging situations and encourage good behaviour.

•    Create activities to suit both individuals and groups.

•    Communicate effectively with teachers, children and parents.

•    Tailor lesson plans to different language and ability levels. 

How can I study?

Flexible distance learning enables you to update your skills, in your free time. Work from home, with the support of a personal tutor, and stay connected to our vibrant student community through our online forums. 

What could I do after taking this course?

Once you have completed the Focus Awards Level 4 Certificate for Higher Level Teaching Assistants (RQF), you can start your new career. Working as a higher level teaching assistant is a rewarding role that makes a difference to struggling students.

If you have always wanted to teach a class, then this respected Level 4 qualification will lead to exciting opportunities. Learn how to work independently and develop the confidence to build a successful career. 

You may decide to take your studies further in the future. If you want to become a teacher, you can go on to university and take a PGCE. You could also train for a different role in the education industry, working in assessment, administration or coaching.

Workplace setting

All learners must have a work placement arranged to be able to gather the evidence for the course. The position can be either paid or unpaid in order to complete the qualification in a suitable setting.

You are required to undertake a minimum of 50 hours work experience within a school. The placement will need to be in an infant, primary, junior or secondary school, supporting learners between the ages of 4/5 (reception/EYFS class) and 16. You can support children in academies as well as mainstream, independent or specialist settings.

Please note: the work experience cannot be achieved in any of the following settings:

• Nursery

• Pre-school

• After School Club

• Holiday Club

• College

• University

• Any other external learning sources i.e. open learning colleges, Sunday schools etc.