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Teaching Assistant Mastery Bundle: Level 3 STL and Level 4 HLTA

Ofqual Regulated | Level 3 STL + Level 4 HLTA + 10 CPD Courses | Fully Recognised | 1-2-1 Tutor | Recruitment Support



£849 inc VAT
Or £70.75/mo. for 12 months...
Study method
200 hours · Self-paced
Access to content
1 year
Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (RQF)
Level 4 Certificate for Higher Level Teaching Assistants (RQF)
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148 CPD hours / points
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students
  • Job guarantee programme is included in this course

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This Teaching Assistant Mastery Bundle provide comprehensive training for individuals aspiring to excel in educational support roles. Emphasising skills and theoretical knowledge, these courses equip participants with a deep understanding of child development, effective communication strategies, and the ability to foster positive relationships within educational settings. Aligning with industry standards, our programs cover a spectrum of essential topics, from safeguarding the wellbeing of children and young people to working with group to learners to building positive working relationships.

Participants undergo rigorous training to cultivate a diverse skill set crucial for roles in educational support. They develop nuanced communication skills adaptable to engaging with children, young people, and adults professionally. Understanding child development intricacies enables them to tailor their support for individual needs, including those with special educational requirements. Additionally, this Teaching Assistant Mastery Bundle instill the ability to create inclusive learning environments, manage behaviours positively, and contribute effectively to curriculum planning and assessment procedures.

This Teaching Assistant Mastery Bundle adhere to stringent industry standards, ensuring that participants gain expertise aligned with the demands of educational support roles. Completion of these programs enhances employability, providing a competitive edge in securing positions within educational institutions. The skills acquired are directly transferable to real-world scenarios, positioning graduates as competent, knowledgeable, and ready to contribute meaningfully to the educational landscape.

Learning Outcomes of Level 4 Certificate for Higher Level Teaching Assistants (HLTA)

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of the roles and responsibilities of Higher Level Teaching Assistants.
  • Cultivate effective teamwork and collaboration within an educational environment.
  • Gain valuable insights into child development, including influencing factors and parental involvement.
  • Acquire the necessary skills to support learners with diverse needs and promote positive behaviour.

Learning Outcomes of Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (STL)

  • Demonstrate effective communication skills with children, young people, and adults.
  • Understand the structure and functioning of educational institutions.
  • Gain insight into child and young person development stages.
  • Acquire knowledge on safeguarding the well-being of children and young people.
  • Successfully complete assignments related to course units.

Why Choose Focus Awards?

Selecting Focus Awards for your educational and training programs offers several key advantages. As an accrediting body governed by Ofqual, their qualifications are widely recognised, both nationally and internationally, ensuring that you are held to the highest educational standards. Focus Awards' commitment to professionalism, rapid growth, and diverse range of qualifications makes them a dynamic choice for a relevant and exceptional learning experience. Choosing Focus Awards can elevate your career prospects, personal development, and educational achievements.

Benefits You Will Gain

The benefits you will enjoy include:

  • Access to high-quality virtual learning materials.
  • 24/7 access to course modules.
  • A user-friendly online platform.
  • Compliance with established standards.
  • A recognised qualification.
  • Exceptional customer service.
  • Recruitment Support Available

Enrol in the Teaching Assistant Mastery Bundle and get access to 10 CPD-accredited premium courses at no extra cost. The CPD courses include:

  • Course 01: Teaching Assistant
  • Course 02: Educational Psychologist
  • Course 03: Childcare and Education
  • Course 04: Education and Pedagogy
  • Course 05: EYFS Teaching Assistant Training
  • Course 06: SEN Teaching
  • Course 07: Phonics Teaching Diploma
  • Course 08: Autism Awareness
  • Course 09: ADHD Awareness
  • Course 10: Dyslexia Awareness


Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (RQF)

Level 4 Certificate for Higher Level Teaching Assistants (RQF)

Regulated by Ofqual


148 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Quality Standards

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This Teaching Assistant Mastery Bundle, consisting of Level 3 STL and Level 4 HLTA, equips you with a comprehensive skill set crucial for excelling in educational support roles. Through units focusing on communication, safeguarding, and child development, you'll hone the ability to foster positive relationships with children, young people, and adults, ensuring their well-being and development.

Mastery of school organisational structures prepares you to navigate educational environments seamlessly. From understanding special educational needs to promoting positive behaviour and curriculum planning, you will know the key facets of educational support. These courses align with industry standards, providing a solid foundation for aspiring teaching assistants, enhancing employability prospects.

With these certifications, you'll demonstrate competence, meeting the demands of educational settings. The acquired skills and knowledge will not only enrich your role but also position you favourably in the competitive job market within the educational sector.

Course 01: Level 4 Certificate for Higher Level Teaching Assistant (RQF) by Focus Awards

Objective: Equipping individuals with advanced knowledge and skills necessary for excelling as Higher Level Teaching Assistants, offering a profound understanding of educational dynamics and pedagogical expertise.

Qualification Summary

  • Qualification Number: 601/8533/8
  • Level: 4
  • Sector Subject Area: Direct learning support
  • Total Credits: 36
  • Guided Learning Hours: 108
  • Total Qualification Time: 360

Course Content

  • Unit 01: Communication and Professional Relationships With Children, Young People and Adults
  • Unit 02: Schools as Organisations
  • Unit 03: Understand Child and Young Person Development
  • Unit 04: Understand How to Safeguard the Wellbeing of Children and Young People

Progression Opportunities:

  • Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (RQF): An advanced qualification for educators aspiring to achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and excel in teaching careers.
  • Education Leadership & Management Courses: Progress into leadership roles within educational institutions, honing management skills for academic development.
  • Advanced Teaching Support Roles: Elevate to specialised positions like Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) or Teaching Assistant Supervisor.
    Teacher Training Programs: Pursue comprehensive teaching training programs (e.g., PGCE, SCITT) to advance towards a full teaching role.
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD): Engage in specialised development courses to further enhance teaching skills and stay updated with evolving educational methodologies.

Course 02: Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (RQF) by Focus Awards

Objective: Provide foundational insights essential for supporting teaching and learning in various school settings, fostering a strong base for educational assistance roles.

Qualification Summary

  • Qualification Number: 601/6103/6
  • Level: 3
  • Sector Subject Area: Direct learning support
  • Total Credits: 12
  • Guided Learning Hours: 80
  • Total Qualification Time: 120

Course Content

  • Unit 01: Professional Knowledge and Development for Higher Level Teaching Assistants
  • Unit 02: Child Development and Well-being
  • Unit 03: Supporting Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs
  • Unit 04: Promoting Children and Young People's Positive Behaviour
  • Unit 05: Working with Individuals and Groups of Learners
  • Unit 06: Positive Working Relationships
  • Unit 07: Curriculum Planning, Monitoring, Delivery and Assessment

Progression Opportunities:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools (RQF): Advance to specialised support roles, focusing on specific learning needs within school environments.
  • Level 4 Teaching Assistant Qualifications: Hone specialised skills and knowledge within teaching assistant roles, focusing on advanced practices for educational support.
  • Teacher Training Pathways: Transition into teacher training programs to explore full teaching roles or further specialise in educational roles like Special Educational Needs (SEN) support.
  • Further Education and Higher Qualifications: Progress towards higher education degrees or specialised courses aligned with educational career paths.
  • Education Administration or Consultancy Roles: Explore avenues in educational administration, coordination, or consulting within school settings or educational institutions.
  • Education-related Degrees or Specialized Roles: Pursue educational psychology or specialised roles like language support or behaviour management within educational contexts.

Who is this course for?

  • Aspiring Higher Level Teaching Assistants
  • Current Teaching Assistants aspiring to advance their careers
  • Individuals deeply committed to inclusive education
  • Those seeking to support learners with diverse needs
  • Aspiring teaching assistants
  • Individuals pursuing a career in education
  • Parents interested in understanding child development
  • School staff seeking professional development


Level 4 Certificate for Higher Level Teaching Assistants (HLTA)

  • Employment as a teaching assistant in a school
  • Work placement can be in a primary, secondary, or special school

Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (STL)

  • No specific qualifications or prior experience are required
  • participants aged 16 and above

Career path

  • Teaching Assistant
  • Special Educational Needs (SEN) Assistant
  • Classroom Support Worker
  • Cover Supervisor
  • Higher-Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)
  • Teaching Assistant Supervisor
  • Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO)

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Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, 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.

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 Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

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.

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.