Higher Level Teaching Assistants (RQF) Level 4 Certificate

Stonebridge College
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110 hours
1,030 GBP excl. VAT
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Higher Level Teaching Assistants (RQF) Level 4 Certificate

If you are currently working as a teaching assistant but would like to advance your career, this Level 4 higher level teaching assistant course is the right option for you. Or, perhaps you want to find work as a teaching assistant, but you lack the formal qualification? The great news about this qualification is that there are no entry requirements. You can enrol straight away, regardless of your academic or professional background.

Teaching assistants are essential in any classroom to provide much-needed support to teachers, as well as young learners and their families. That is why a relevant qualification in the field is a sought-after asset by employers. By investing in your self-development, you will not only gain the confidence you need in the classroom, but you may be able to expand your role and salary as a higher level teaching assistant too.

During this Level 4 teaching assistant online course, you will develop all the skills required for a higher level teaching assistant role. You will understand notions of child development and wellbeing and have the knowledge to positively support young people and help them reach their full potential. You will also learn how to create effective relationships with children, families, carers and teachers, plus tactics for creating efficient lesson plans, monitoring pupils and delivering assessments.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Who should study this course?

Whether you have worked with children your entire life, albeit in a different capacity, or you come from a different professional background, you will find this online qualification completely accessible and suitable to your purpose of becoming a higher level teaching assistant.

As there are no entry requirements you can enrol straight away and study in your own time, at home. You will be able to access the course materials online 24/7 and therefore plan your study around any other commitments. If you are already working as a teaching assistant, you will not need to abandon your position. You can gain new skills and progress while retaining your role and earnings.

Am I required to do a placement?

To complete this higher level TA course, you will need to secure a work placement of up to 50 hours within a school setting. The work experience can be paid or voluntary and it can take place in an infant, primary or secondary school.

Our dedicated support team can help with any questions but, for peace of mind, we recommend that the work experience required should not take place in the following settings:

  • Nursery
  • Pre-school
  • After school clubs
  • Holiday clubs
  • College
  • University
  • Any other alternative learning environments i.e. open learning colleges, Sunday schools etc.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

What happens after the course?

Once you complete this home learning Level 4 teaching assistant qualification, you can pursue a job as a higher level teaching assistant. However, if you decide you want to become a teacher, you can continue your studies with an Access to HE Diploma in Education, which will help you get into university. You can then work towards a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).

Other than a position as a higher level teaching assistant, you can also find work in other education specialities as a:

  • Special education needs teaching assistant
  • Student education service assistant
  • Student engagement coach


Payment plans are available. Enquire for more information.

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Stonebridge College

Stonebridge College

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is a team of bright and motivated people dedicated to helping learners fulfill their potential and meet their career goals. Set up in 1995, Stonebridge Associated Colleges was initially intended to help people qualify in complementary therapies,...

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