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

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Enrich your teaching skills and gear up your professional career through our Ofqual regulated 36 credit TQUK Level 4 Certificate for Higher Level Teaching Assistants (RQF) course.

Our TQUK Level 4 Certificate for Higher Level Teaching Assistants (RQF) is accredited by TQUK, one of the leading Awarding Organisations in the UK. TQUK is recognised by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) in England, CCEA Regulation in Northern Ireland and Qualifications Wales.

The TQUK Level 4 Certificate for Higher Level Teaching Assistants (RQF) is comprehensively designed by prominent instructors to fully prepare you for the academic year-end assessment taken by TQUK Level 4 Certificate for Higher Level Teaching Assistants(RQF). This qualification is utterly advantageous for anyone looking to thrive in career opportunities within the teaching sector. Throughout this course, you will broaden your horizons to the noble intentions of teaching the children and younger one. Additionally, you will learn to adapt yourself to the practices and principles of the teaching environment.

Completing this course will open many doors of opportunity and equip you with the most sought-after skills of education and training.

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Benefits you will gain:

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  • Unlimited access from any corner of the world.
  • Accredited Certification.
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Level 4 Certificate for Higher Level Teaching Assistants (RQF)

Regulated by Ofqual



For this qualification, learners must complete a minimum of 36 credits through seven mandatory units.

In this course, you will get to enhance your knowledge in all seven mandatory units.

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

The award aims to improve the potential of the students to:

  • Learn about the importance of education
  • Get familiar with child development and welfare.
  • Understand the skills of a positive working relationship.
  • Know how to promote positive behaviour in children and young people.
  • Enhance the advanced teaching assistant role.

Qualification Purpose

This qualification is aimed at learners employed in a teaching assistant role who wish to progress to Higher Level Teaching Assistant status. The purpose is to develop learners’ knowledge, understanding, and skills to address the challenges they meet in their workplace. They will also understand the knowledge needed to support individuals and small groups and help individuals with a range of additional needs.

Method of Assessment:

  • Assessment activities consist of a few short assignments that you have to complete to show evidence of general reading while adding references to your work.
  • All assignments should be submitted via the online portal.
  • All learning outcomes must be met to achieve a Pass – there is no grading.


Successful learners may wish to progress to teaching qualifications such as:

  • Level 3 Award in Education and Training
  • Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training
  • Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training

Who is this course for?

Our extensive TQUK Level 4 Certificate for Higher Level Teaching Assistants (RQF) course is suitable for ambitious learners who are already working or considering working in the teaching sector.

The qualification is also suitable for individuals who:

  • Wish to join in a teaching professionals
  • Beginner this field and wish to acquire in-demand assessing skills
  • Wish to gain formal recognition of their skills
  • Want to study from home at their own convenience


  • There are no specific entry requirements, but we recommend that learners have a minimum of level three in External Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes & Practice or equivalent.
  • The qualification is suitable for learners who have 16 years and above.

Career path

  • Teacher
  • Education professional
  • Education trainer
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Education and Training Officer

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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.