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

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Distance learning, self-paced
360 hours
Level 4 Certificate for Higher Level Teaching Assistants (RQF)
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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This recognised and regulated (OFQUAL) Level 4 Certificate For Higher Level Teaching Assistants is perfect for learners who want to demonstrate to employers that they have the necessary skills to be a HLTA.


Level 4 Certificate for Higher Level Teaching Assistants (RQF)

Regulated by Ofqual



  • This is a distance-learning course that can be completed in your own time.
  • No time limit.
  • Assignments will be accessed via the online learning portal when they are to be completed and returned to the course tutor for assessment.
  • You will receive timely feedback in order to improve your work should you need to.
  • After the successful completion of the course you will receive your nationally recognised certificate.
  • Personal Tutoring and coaching from a former Teacher (the importance of this cannot be underestimated).
  • Access to our CPD suite with a library of on demand bite sized courses inc Safeguarding and Intro to SEN
  • Total Qualification Time 360 Hours.

Units Covered

  1. Understand the Higher Level Teaching Assistant role
  2. Child development and welfare.
  3. Awareness of special educational needs.
  4. Promoting positive behaviour in children and young people.
  5. Providing support for individual learners and small groups.
  6. Developing skills to promote positive working relationships.
  7. Curriculum planning, delivery and assessment.


We believe that the support given to students is what differentiates the quality of a course. You will be assigned to a personal tutor for the duration on the course.

Who is this course for?

Qualified teaching assistants or someone who has years of experience.


You must be working as a teaching assistant or be able to obtain voluntary or paid work in a school. You will ideally hold a Level 2 or 3 Teaching Assistant qualification but we will review individuals on a case by case basis. A good level of English is essential.

Career path

This recognised qualification is for people looking to obtain a HLTA role in a school.

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.